Raimundo Ortega handles complex antitrust and regulatory matters, with extensive experience in infrastructure and energy. He is the only lawyer in Spain ranked simultaneously in competition and energy by Chambers, Legal 500, and Best Lawyers for seven consecutive years and has been included in the Top 100 Lawyers by Legal Dealmaker in both energy and antitrust. Raimundo was recently appointed by the Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. He leads the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) team in the Madrid Office.
For more than 25 years, Raimundo has represented foreign and domestic funds, financial institutions, and infrastructure and energy companies such as Aberdeen, Axpo, Banco Santander, Bombardier, CaixaBank, Cintra, EDF, Endesa, Engie, IBM, Inditex, ILSA, Macquarie, Marubeni, Naturgy, Orange, P&G, Prysmian, KPN, and Total.
He is currently advising on several cartel investigations, including leniency applications before the CNMC and the Supreme Court. He also has extensive experience in merger regulation, including phase 2 transactions with remedies, abuse of dominant position, and private damage actions. He is active in energy infringement procedures and has extensive experience challenging energy regulation before the Supreme Court and the European Commission. He also has experience advising on power purchase agreements (PPAs) and guarantees of origin (GOs) and in foreign direct investment (FDI) screenings.
Raimundo teaches competition law and energy at a variety of academic institutions.
EU Releases Draft Antitrust Exemption Guidelines for Sustainability Agreements in the Agri-Food Industry
- June 2019
The particular status of the immunity applicant justifies that it is legitimated to hold the double condition of appellant and appealed party in the different sets of proceedings initiated against the same resolution - Commentary on the Order rendered by the Administrative Chamber of the Spanish National High Court on 14 May 2018
- September 2021
Premerger coordination & integration: how to do it avoiding gun jumping, internal antitrust compliance at a major financial institution.
- November 11, 2020
Speaker as CNMC’s non-governmental advisor in webinar organized by International Competition Network, Cartel Working Group: “Leniency Perspectives from the Private Bar”
- September 24, 2018
Blockchain Banking Seminar
- September 24, 2018
Blockchain Banking Seminar
- 21 noviembre, 2017
El futuro de los PPAs en España
- May 11, 2017
Investment Opportunities in Mexican electricity market
- 11 de mayo, 2017
Oportunidades de inversión en el sector eléctrico en México.
- 24 de marzo, 2017
Competencia, contratos públicos y la Administración
- 8 de junio, 2016
México: retos y oportunidades tras la entrada en operación del Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista
- 25 de mayo, 2016
Las multas a los directivos por infracción de la normativa de Competencia y la Responsabilidad Penal
- 29 de marzo, 2016
Desayuno con el Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)
- 23 de abril, 2013
Implicaciones de Derecho de la Competencia en operaciones de adquisición de empresas en dificultades
- March 9, 2012
From Law Firm to Classroom
- 9 de marzo 2012
Cuando el Bufete se Tansforma en Aula
- January 24, 2012
Opportunities in Renewable Energy in 2012 - Legal and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Investments in Europe.
- February 3, 2011
Lecture on client relationship at the LLM International Law, ISDE
- January 27, 2011
Interview with tv news channel "Intereconomia" regarding leniency applications ("Entrevista en el telediario de Intereconomia TV sobre las solicitudes de clemencia")
- January 25, 2011
Lecture on the new EU vertical restraint in a competition course, IEB
- November 13, 2010
Panel on the activity of the CNC in the field the promotion of competition, moderator, FIDE
- Carlos III University of Madrid (LL.M. in European Comparative Law 1998 in conjunction with studies at the Spanish European Institute; Law Degree 1997)
- Member 65481 of the Madrid Bar Association
Best Lawyers (2020-2023)
Chambers Global (2007-2023): "exactitude, ability and professionalism"; "great understanding of the electricity sector"
Chambers Europe (2007-2023): "high knowledge of competition"; "has an unparalleled depth of expertise and the creativity to address issues from different angles"
Legal 500 EMEA (2009-2023): "a great connoisseur of the subject"; "provides a 360-degree approach that none can beat in the Spanish market"
Legal Dealmaker (2022) Top 100 Lawyers (antitrust and energy) in Spain
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