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  • A well respected practitioner

    Chambers Europe, Competition and European Law in Spain
  • Strongly commits to each case and inspires high levels of trust

    The Legal 500, EU and Competition Law in Spain
  • An extremely valuable lawyer

    Maria-Jesus Alonso, former President, Association of Corporate Counsel Europe
  • Amicable, dependable and approachable

    Salome Santos, Antitrust Counsel, Associated British Foods plc
  • One of the most committed lawyers I know

    Carl Bokwall, Founding Partner of Bokwall Rislund Law Firm, Sweden
  • Incredibly positive feedback from clients

    Chambers Europe, Competition and European Law in Spain
  • Hard working, talented and reliable

    Alejandro Rivas-Micoud, CEO of Userlytics Corporation
  • You don’t want to engage him in a legal battle. Really, you don’t

    Jaap Tempelman, Lawyer and Lecturer at Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Solid and business-minded

    Chambers Europe, Competition and European Law in Spain
  • Very skilled in the field of competition law and committed to his clients’ cases

    The Legal 500, EU & Competition Law in Spain
  • A fantastic lawyer

    Chambers Europe, Competition and European Law in Spain
  • A true expert

    The Legal 500, EU and Competition Law in Spain
  • Turns difficult stuff into clear and responsive advice. I sincerely recommend him

    Iñigo Tellechea, Senior Legal Counsel, Ferrovial

jacpartnerLogo Legal 500 Leading IndivJose-Antonio de la Calle  |  Managing PartnerLogo Chambers 2015

Contact: 📞: +34 91 781 2102 | 📠: +34 91 781 7020 | 📧: | 📄:Download CV

Jose-Antonio de la Calle Peral de Vergara is the Managing Partner of the Firm. With over twenty years of experience, his practice covers the full scope of EU and Spanish antitrust and competition law advice, with a particular focus on regulated sectors.

Prior to DelaCalle’s foundation, Jose-Antonio worked for fifteen years at the Madrid and London offices of a top-tier United States law firm, where he rose through the ranks to become Partner in 2009. A recipient of the 2011 Iberian Lawyer 40 Under Forty Award, Global Competition Review and Who´s Who Legal named him among the world’s leading competition partners of his generation in Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017, and now regard him as one of the best competition lawyers in the world. Jose-Antonio is a passionate advocate for the European project and its competition policy, a published author and a frequent contributor to prestigious law journals who has spoken widely on competition law. For more information, visit his personal website, The Antitruster.


University of California, Davis and Berkeley, USA
US Law International Program, ranked No.1 of his Class, 2001

Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels, Belgium 
LL.M. Eur. in European Business Law with Grande Distinction, 1996

Faculty of Law, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain
EU Law Degree, 1995

Faculty of Law, Madrid Complutense University, Spain
Law Degree, 1995

Published books

Memento de Sociedades Mercantiles (Chapter on EU and Spanish Merger Control)
Ediciones Francis Lefebvre, 2011 and onwards
Contributor (the Memento is the leading reference book on Spanish Corporate Law)

Global Leniency Manual
Oxford University Press, 2010
Co-author of the Spanish chapter

Private Antitrust Litigation
Getting The Deal Through, 2009
Co-author of the Spanish chapter

Telecommunications Laws in Europe – Law and Regulation of Electronic Communications in Europe
Tottel Publishing, 2005
Co-author of the Spanish chapter


Recommended by Chambers Europe | Competition and European Law in Spain
Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009 Edition and onwards

Recommended by The Legal 500 | EU and Competition Law in Spain
Legalease, 2010 Edition and onwards

Recommended by Euromoney | Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers
Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, 2012 Edition and onwards

Recommended by Best Lawyers | Communications Law in Spain
Best Lawyers LLC, 2013 Edition and onwards

Recommended in Spain by Global Competition Review 100 | Global Elite
GCR 100: A Guide to the World’s Leading Competition Law and Economics Practices, 12th Edition, 2012

Recommended in Spain by PLC Which Lawyer | Competition Super League
PLC Which Lawyer: A Guide to the Best Global Competition Teams from Around the World, 2012 Edition

Future Leaders in Competition Award
Global Competition Review and Who’s Who Legal, 2017

Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty Award
Iberian Legal Group, 2011