José Rivas is a genuine authority in the field of competition law, praised for his experience across the full spectrum of the practice. His practice covers all aspects of EU and competition law including in particular articles 101 and 102, state aid and merger control and public procurement. José has extensive experience in representing leading US, Japanese and European clients across a broad range of industries, including aviation, media, telecommunications, energy and biotechnology.
José is co-head of the International, Competition and EU Group of Bird & Bird since 2008. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, José was head of a leading US firm’s Brussels office and co-head of the firm’s European competition group.
José also has extensive litigation experience before the European Courts in Luxembourg, having represented clients in over 75 cases, including three in the “Grand Chamber” of the European Court of Justice.
José is editor of the World Competition, Law and Economics Journal (Kluwer ) and has written extensively on competition law in both English and Spanish. He is a visiting Professor of Competition and State Aids Law at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars.