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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
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Juan Rodriguez is an English solicitor and Head of the Firm’s EU Competition Group. Mr. Rodriguez has experience advising companies involved in a broad range of industries, including:

  • chemicals/pharmaceuticals
  • oil and gas
  • financial services
  • the automotive sector
  • extractive industries
  • IT, technology and consulting services

Juan Rodriguez has extensive experience representing companies involved in merger review proceedings before the European Commission. He also has advised complainants in competition investigations by the EU Commission and national competition authorities in Europe. Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the European Competition Lawyers Forum and is EU correspondent for the Canadian Competition Record. He speaks fluent French.

Rankings and Recognitions

  • Chambers UK: Competition Law (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Chambers Global: Competition/European Law (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Chambers Europe: Competition/European Law (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • The Legal 500 United Kingdom: EU and Competition (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • IFLR1000 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Competition Guide (2012, 2013)
  • 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 (2004)


His highlights of recent work has included representations of:
  • Advance Publications, Inc. in its agreement to acquire Palladian Holdings, Inc.
  • Merck KGaA in its pending acquisition of Versum Materials for $48 per share in cash
  • Fiserv in its definitive merger agreement with First Data Corporation pursuant to which Fiserv will acquire First Data in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $22 billion
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Union Bank N.A., in its definitive agreement to acquire Trade Payable Services, a leading supply chain finance platform, from GE Capital
  • Bayer on its acquisition of Monsanto
  • Praxair, Inc. on its $80  billion merger of equals with Linde AG
  • Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. on antitrust aspects of its definitive agreement to acquire S.R.I.F. N.V., the parent company of Asco Industries, N.V., for $650 million in cash
  • Financière SNOP Dunois S.A. in the proposed sale of Tower’s European Operations
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Magneti Marelli S.p.A in the definitive agreement to sell the Magneti Marelli automotive components business to KKR portfolio company CK Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Rhône Capital in its acquisition of Zodiac Pool Holding SA
  • Hilton Hotels in connection with the acquisition by the Blackstone Group
  • Constellation Energy in connection with the sale of its international commodities business
  • Rhône Capital on its acquisition of CSM’s Bakery Supplies business
  • Goldman Sachs Funds on their investment in DONG Energy; on their acquisition (with TPG Capital) of Ontex from Candover; and on their acquisition (with Altor Funds) of Hamlet Protein A/S
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation on its acquisition, along with ArcelorMittal, of ThyssenKrupp’s steel manufacturing operations in the U.S.
  • CGI Group Inc. on its takeover of Logica
  • AXA on the EU Commission’s review of the acquisition of Winterthur
  • VeriFone on EU/UK competition aspects of its acquisitions of Hypercom and Point International
  • Renault/Nissan in relation to its agreement for a strategic cooperation with Daimler
  • Occidental Petroleum on the competition law aspects of its acquisition of Phibro
  • LAN Airlines on EU/UK competition aspects of its merger with TAM
  • Fiat on the EU Commission’s review of its acquisition of Chrysler
  • Crédit Agricole on the EU review of its acquisition of the Société Générale asset management business
  • Arcandor on the EU Commission’s review of its acquisition of MyTravel
  • Bank of New York and Mellon Bank on the European competition aspects of their merger
  • AIG on the EU Commission’s investigations into the provision of aviation insurance and the business insurance sector
  • Technicolor SA on the EU Commission’s cartel investigation into the cathode ray tubes sector
  • Sidel on the EU review of Tetra Laval’s bid for Sidel
  • Cytec Industries on the EU review of its acquisition of UCB’s chemicals division
  • Pharmacia on the EU review of Pfizer’s acquisition of Pharmacia
  • IntesaBci on the EU review of the joint venture between IntesaBci and Lazard
  • ZF Friedrichshafen on its acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings Holdings
  • Standard Industries on its acquisition of Braas Monier
  • Diebold on its acquisition of Wincor Nixdorf
  • Iveco in connection with the European Commission’s trucks investigations and follow-on damages actions before national courts
  • Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe in connection with the European Commission’s state aid investigation regarding Luxembourg tax and its pending appeal before the General Court
  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division on its acquisition of Navico A/S and C-MAP, with the Altor Fund IV, from Altor 2003 Fund
  • Terumo Corporation on its acquisition of businesses being divested by Abbott Laboratories and St. Jude Medical Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on its acquisition of Allergan’s generic pharmaceuticals business
  • Alcatel-Lucent on its combination with Nokia
  • Castleton Commodities on its acquisition of Morgan Stanley's Global Oil Merchanting business
  • Exor on its acquisition of PartnerRe
  • Hay Group on its acquisition by Korn Ferry
  • Tokio Marine Holdings on its acquisition of HCC Insurance Holdings
  • Towergate Insurance Group senior secured creditors in connection with Towergate’s financial restructuring and recapitalisation