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Juan Rodriguez


Juan Rodriguez

London +44-20-7959-8900+44-20-7959-8900 +44-20-7959-8950+44-20-7959-8950
[email protected]

Juan Rodriguez has been an S&C partner since 2007, co-leads the European Competition Group and is co-head of the Firm’s Antitrust Group. In addition to being qualified in England and Wales, he is a member of the Paris Bar.

Mr. Rodriguez is regularly recognized as a leader in European Competition in leading legal directories. Chambers Global and Chambers UK, have highlighted Mr. Rodriguez’s “sharp legal mind” and provision of a “high level of client satisfaction”. He is also noted for being “strong in dealing with sophisticated cross-border matters” and IFLR1000 have commended him for being “the firm’s key partner on [competition] matters”.

Mr. Rodriguez's practice involves representing some of the world’s largest companies in award winning transactions such as “Matter of the Year” and “Merger Control Matter of the Year” at GCR Awards 2019 for his work on Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Mr. Rodriguez has extensive experience before the EU Commission and national competition authorities in Europe on merger review proceedings and cartel investigations.

He is a member of the European Competition Lawyers Forum and is fluent in English and French.


His recent work has included representation of:
  • Adient, alongside joint venture partner Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Ltd. to end its Yanfeng Adient Seating Co., Ltd. joint venture in China
  • Advance Publications, Inc. on its acquisition of Turnitin LLC. and acquisition of The IRONMAN Group 
  • AIG on the EU Commission’s investigations into the provision of aviation insurance and the business insurance sector
  • Alcatel-Lucent on its combination with Nokia
  • Allianz SE in its transfer of investment assets totaling $120 billion and related portfolio management teams to Voya Investment Management and its acquisition of a 24% interest in the combined asset management firm
  • Altos Ventures on its $1.725 billion share purchase agreement for the sale of the outstanding share capital of Hyperconnect, Inc. to Match Group, Inc.
  • Arcandor on the EU Commission’s review of its acquisition of MyTravel
  • Ares Management Corporation on its $307 million equity financing regarding Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc.’s acquisition of all outstanding shares of Cincinnati Bell in a transaction valued at $2.9 billion
  • Ares Management LLC and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in its acquisition of TricorBraun Inc.
  • AXA on the EU Commission’s review of the acquisition of Winterthur
  • Bank of New York and Mellon Bank on the European competition aspects of their merger
  • Bayer on its acquisition of Monsanto (Winner of Matter of the Year and Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe, GCR Awards 2019)
  • ​Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. in its $11.6 billion acquisition by Pfizer.
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. ("BBH") on its $3.5 billion disposal of BBH’s Investor Services business, including its custody, accounting, fund administration, global markets and technology services to State Street Trust and Bank Company
  • ​Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and funds affiliated with TPG Capital in their individual investment of $350 million in Viking Holdings Ltd.
  • Castleton Commodities on its acquisition of Morgan Stanley's Global Oil Merchanting business
  • C.banner International on its sale of Hamleys Global Holdings Limited, to Reliance Brands Limited
  • CGI Group Inc. on its takeover of Logica
  • Constellation Energy on the sale of its international commodities business
  • Crédit Agricole on the EU review of its acquisition of the Société Générale asset management business
  • Cytec Industries on the EU review of its acquisition of UCB’s chemicals division
  • Diebold, Inc. on the CMA investigation of its acquisition of Wincor Nixdorf, and in all other antitrust investigations of the transaction
  • e& in its acquisition of a passive 9.8% stake in Vodafone Group Plc for $4.4 billion, becoming Vodafone’s largest shareholder
  • enercity Aktiengesellschaft on its strategic partnership with Hanwha Q CELLS for the acquisition of a majority stake in enercity’s tech subsidiary LNYCHTECH
  • Exor S.p.A. on its acquisition of PartnerRe Ltd.
  • Fiat on the EU Commission’s review of its acquisition of Chrysler
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Magneti Marelli S.p.A in the sale of Magneti Marelli to CK Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe on an EU state aid investigation and in its successful appeal against the decision
  • Financière SNOP Dunois S.A. on its acquisition of Tower Europe
  • Fiserv on its acquisition of First Data
  • Fletcher Building Limited on the sale of Formica Group to Broadview Holding BV
  • Goldman Sachs Funds on its acquisition of B&B Hotels
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with its €200 million growth capital investment in Constructel Visabeira S.A.
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Oikos Group to West Street Capital Partners; its acquisition of a majority of the shares in Advania AB, alongside management, VIA Equity and other reinvesting shareholders; the sale of a majority shareholding in Rothesay Life to Blackstone and GIC; and its acquisition of a 50% shareholding in Hastings Insurance Group
  • Goldman Sachs in its agreement to acquire NN Investment Partners from NN Group N.V. for approximately €1.6 billion
  • Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management, on competition and foreign investment matters, in connection with Recover™’s $100 million minority equity capital investment
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management in its conditional agreement to sell Continental Bakeries to Biscuit International, a Platinum Equity portfolio company
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management, on competition matters, in connection with Perrigo Company plc’s binding offer to acquire Héra SAS from funds affiliated with private equity firm Astorg and Goldman Sachs Asset Management in a transaction valued at €1.8 billion
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management, on competition and foreign direct investment matters, in connection with North Holdings 3 Oy’s voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for all the issued and outstanding shares in Caverion Corporation, valuing Caverion’s total equity at approximately €955.3 million
  • Goldman Sachs Group and ENEOS Holdings, Inc., on competition matters, in connection with ENEOS’ master agreement regarding a tender offer for the shares of NIPPO CORPORATION, a consolidated subsidiary of ENEOS, and other transactions, with GK Nogizaka Holdings and Aether Holdings GK
  • ​​​Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in connection with Groupe Meilleurtaux and West Street Capital Partners VII’s sale of Groupe Meilleurtaux to Silver Lake Capital
  • Harris Corporation on its acquisition of Exelis Inc.
  • Hilton Hotels on its acquisition by the Blackstone Group​
  • IntesaBci on the EU review of the joint venture between IntesaBci and Lazard
  • Iveco and its parent company CNH International N.V., on the investigations by the Office of Fair Trading and the European Commission regarding information exchange among truck manufacturers in Europe
  • Knoll Inc. in its definitive agreement with Herman Miller, Inc. under which Herman Miller will acquire Knoll in a cash and stock transaction valued at $1.8 billion
  • LAN Airlines on EU/UK competition aspects of its merger with TAM
  • Merck KGaA on its acquisition of Versum Materials
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Union Bank N.A., on its acquisition of Trade Payable Services from GE Capital
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on its €415 million takeover offer for the acquisition of Tele Columbus AG through MSIP fund North Haven
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of PNE AG
  • Navistar International Corporation, in its merger with a wholly owned subsidiary of TRATON SE
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation on its acquisition, along with ArcelorMittal, of ThyssenKrupp’s steel manufacturing operations in the US
  • Nuvoton Technology Corporation on its proposed acquisition of the semiconductor business of Panasonic
  • NXP Semiconductors on its acquisition of assets from Conexant
  • Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in its $250 million investment in Priority Power Management, LLC
  • ​​​Occidental Petroleum on its acquisition of Phibro
  • Pharmacia on the EU review of Pfizer’s acquisition of Pharmacia
  • Praxair, Inc. on its merger with Linde AG
  • Renault/Nissan on its strategic cooperation with Daimler
  • Rhône Capital on its acquisition of CSM’s Bakery Supplies business
  • Rhône Capital on its acquisition of Zodiac Pool Holding
  • Sidel on the EU review of Tetra Laval’s acquisition of Sidel
  • Signify N.V. on its acquisition of Eaton Corporation’s lighting business
  • SoftBank Group Corp on its agreement with Deutsche Telekom AG which will allow SoftBank to enter into further monetization transactions in relation to SoftBank’s stake in T-Mobile US, Inc
  • Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. on its acquisition of Bombardier’s aerostructures and aftermarket services operations in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Casablanca, Morocco; and Dallas, United States and on the acquisition of Asco Industries N.V.
  • Standard Industries on its acquisition of Braas Monier Building Group
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining (Japan) and Sumitomo Corporation (Japan) in the up to $2.2 billion sale of their collective 45% interest in Sierra Gorda Copper S.C.M. (Chile) to South32 (Australia)
  • Technicolor SA on the EU Commission’s cartel investigation into the cathode ray tubes sector
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on its acquisition of Allergan Generics
  • Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. on its acquisition of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
  • Towergate Insurance Group senior secured creditors on Towergate’s financial restructuring and recapitalisation
  • Turnitin, LLC. on its acquisition of Ouriginal Group AB​
  • VeriFone on EU/UK competition aspects of its acquisitions of Hypercom and Point International
  • ​Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company (a portfolio company of Tinicum Incorporated) in its acquisition and carveout of the Eurotherm business from Schneider Electric Industries SAS
  • West Street Infrastructure Partners on its recommended offer for Adapteo
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG on its acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp


  • Benchmark Litigation: Dispute Resolution Star – Competition/Antitrust
  • Chambers UK: Competition Law
  • Chambers Global: Competition/European Law
  • Chambers Europe: Competition/European Law
  • The Legal 500 United Kingdom: EU and Competition
  • IFLR1000
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Competition Guide
  • Who’s Who Legal: Competition Law
  • Global Competition Review: selected as one of the world’s 40 top Antitrust/Competition lawyers under age 40 in the publication’s “40 Under 40” ranking
  • Super Lawyers -recognised as a leading UK lawyer for EU Law