Javier Berasategi is a law professor and the founder of Berasategi & Abogados, a law firm based in Madrid (Spain). He is the former chairman of the Competition Authority of the Basque Country (Spain). Before joining the Basque Competition Authority, he was a competition lawyer with Stanbrook & Hooper and McDermott, Will & Emery in Brussels (Belgium). He has been involved in high profile competition cases before the European Commision and other competition authorities since 1997.
While at the Basque Competition Authority, he authored the market study "Retailing of consumer goods: Competition, Oligopoly and Tacit Collusion" (2009) and has researched, written and lectured extensively on the enforcement of competition law and fair dealing regulations in the grocery retail sector. As a legal practitioner, he regularly advises suppliers on these issues. He holds a degree in law and economics by the University of Deusto (Spain), a postgraduate diploma in European economics by the European Institute of the same university and a LLM in European Law by the College of Europe (Belgium).
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the two leading competition law publications in Spanish (Boletín Latinoamericano de Competencia and Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea y de la Competencia), lectures on competition law in several post-graduate programmes and speaks regularly in conferences and seminars.
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