Specialist in European Union, Spanish and international competition law, and in EU law in general.

Andrew Ward is an expert in merger control, competition authority investigations and managing antitrust risks. He also advises on state aid, designing and implementing compliance programs, and other issues pertaining to EU law more widely.

From 1998 to 2002, he worked as an associate at the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

He qualified as a barrister of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1997, and is authorized to practice as a lawyer in Spain since 2002.

He is a visiting professor at Spanish and international universities, including ISDE Law & Business School. He has been published widely in Spain and abroad.

He is a board member of the Spanish Association for the Defense of Competition, a rapporteur for the American Bar Association’s International Committee and a co-chair of the Unilateral Conduct Working Group of the International Bar Association’s Antitrust Committee.


  • MA (Cantab) in Law
    Cambridge University (Downing College), UK, 1996

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Recommended lawyer
Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Expert Guides, Global Competition Review (world-wide), IFLR (European Union), Latin Lawyer, Legal 500, Best Lawyers (Spain and Belgium), Benchmark Litigation and Who’s Who Legal in Competition and EU Law, Corporate & M&A, Shipping and Transport, Litigation, European Union Law and Trade Law

Lawyer of the year
Best Lawyers (category: Competition and Antitrust), 2021

Global Elite Trought Leader 
Whos Who Legal Competition


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