Ainhoa Veiga

PARTNER

SPECIALIZATION

EU/Competition Law

Unfair Competition

OTHER AREAS OF PRACTICE

IP/IT

Regulatory

Company Law

Mergers and Acquisitions

CONTACT

Languages: English, French and Spanish

Assistant: Ahmad Heidari
heidari@araozyrueda.com

Ainhoa Veiga, partner of Araoz & Rueda since 2005, joined the firm as an associate in 1998. She is specialized in Competition/EU Competition, advising clients before the Spanish/EU competition authorities.

Ainhoa has also extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, unfair competition and on intellectual property matters.

She has published works in the fields of Competition, IP and Corporate Law.

She regularly teaches Competition Law and IP Law at university courses in Spain.

Recommended Individual” in Competition/Antitrust in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA in all editions since 2006 up to the latest in 2018.

InspiraLAW Top 50 Women List 2018

Ainhoa, among the top 50 women lawyers on the InspiraLAw list of Iberian Lawyer.

Iberian Lawyer magazine has launched the InspiraLAw initiative, in recognition of women lawyers who stand out for their technical excellence, knowledge of the sector and leadership, among others.

Ainhoa Veiga has been repeatedly voted by our peers, entering the list of the “Top 50 outstanding women lawyers for Spain & Portugal” of this first edition. Congratulations!!

Education

  • J.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).
  • Certificat des Hautes Études Européennes from the Université Robert Schuman, Estrasbourg (France).
  • LL.M. from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (Belgium).
  • LL.M. from the University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia (USA).
  • Advice to an Italian energy company on antitrust related aspects regarding the joint venture with Gas Natural Fenonsa, Unión Fenosa Gas.
  • Advice to a leading company in the chemical sector on the notification to the Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) of the acquisition, by its fully owned subsidiary, global producer of alkylamines, of Cepsa Química’s methylamines business.
  • Advice to global Brazilian group Votorantim Cimentos on the viability of certain potential acquisitions from antitrust and merger control perspective.
  • Advice to a leading pharmaceutical group on competition related issues arising from public procurement proceedings to supply radiopharmaceuticals to public hospitals.
  • Advice in a dawn raid conducted by the CNMC in the market for the acquisition of lead batteries and ongoing advice in the subsequent confidential proceedings.

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Competition/Antitrust.

Best Lawyers 2017

Araoz & Rueda’s Ainhoa Veiga “was effective when dealing with the competition authorities and was very good all round”. She commonly assists companies with merger proceedings, distribution contracts and CNMC investigations. She has recently been instructed by IBA Molecular to advise on public procurement proceedings in hospitals.

Chambers Europe Guide 2017 - Competition/Antitrust

Ainhoa Veiga is the main contact at Araoz & Rueda, which is especially active on the transactional and merger-control side. The team recently advised Eni on antitrust issues related to its Union Fenosa Gas joint venture with Gas Natural Fenosa.

The EMEA Legal 500 2017 - Competition/Antitrust

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Competition/Antitrust.

Best Lawyers 2016
chambers partners

Ainhoa Veiga of Araoz & Rueda is the head of department and is well regarded in the market. Her practice includes advising on merger control and IP related matters. Market commentators describe her as "very good, straightforward and practical."

Chambers Europe Guide 2016 - Competition/Antitrust

At Araoz & Rueda, practice head Ainhoa Veiga advised Eastman Chemical on the notification to the CNMC of the acquisition by its wholly owned subsidiary Taminco of Cepsa Química.

The EMEA Legal 500 2016 - Competition/Antitrust

Ainhoa Veiga heads Araoz & Rueda's competition practice and is highlighted for her proactivity and noted presence on the competition market.

Chambers Europe Guide 2015 - Competition/Antitrust

Ainhoa Veiga heads Araoz & Rueda's "very competent team", which has "a practical approach" and "knowledge of the domestic authority". Highlights included advising Apollo on merger control matters concerning its acquisition of Evo Banco.

The EMEA Legal 500 2015 - Competition/Antitrust

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Competition/Antitrust.

Best Lawyers 2015

Ainhoa Veiga of Araoz & Rueda heads the firm's competition department. Clients highlight her efficiency and commitment.

Chambers Europe Guide 2014 - Competition/Antitrust

At Araoz & Rueda Ainhoa Veiga heads the competition team and is recommended.

The EMEA Legal 500 2014 - Competition/Antitrust

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Competition/Antitrust.

Best Lawyers 2014

Ainhoa Veiga at Araoz & Rueda is "pragmatic and well rounded".

Chambers Europe Guide 2013 - Competition/Antitrust

Araoz & Rueda’s ‘excellent’ team advised waste management company Daorje on antitrust issues in the recycling market, and provided merger control advice to clients such as SK Capital Partners and Ferroatlántica. Practice head Ainhoa Veiga is ‘tough and energetic".

The EMEA Legal 500 2013 - Competition/Antitrust

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Competition/Antitrust.

Best Lawyers 2013

Araoz & Rueda's team is "always available, with a high level of commitment". Practice head Ainhoa Veiga is "really intelligent; she captures the essence of the problem in a second and quickly provides solutions".

The EMEA Legal 500 2012 - Competition/Antitrust

Ainhoa Veiga at Araoz & Rueda receives praise for her "direct, clear and analytical style".

Chambers Europe Guide 2012 - Competition/Antitrust

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Competition/Antitrust.

Best Lawyers 2012

High-calibre team led by partner Ainhoa Veiga: "She receives widespread recognition as a competition specialist with experience in M&A and IP".

Chambers Europe Guide 2011 - Competition/Antitrust

At Araoz & Rueda, Ainhoa Veiga´s team was praised for its "excellent service, prompt response time, in-depth subject knowledge and ability to explain issues in context".

The EMEA Legal 500 2010 - Competition/Antitrust

"This Spanish boutique has a compact but strong competition team. The firm aims to deliver a tailored service and happy clients comment that "compared to the big multinational firms it seems to dedicate a lot more time to the clients." Leading the team, and at the forefront of each case, is partner Ainhoa Veiga, a skilled competition lawyer specialising also in IP.

Chambers Europe Guide 2010 - Competition/Antitrust

Araoz & Rueda boasts sound expertise in competition issues.

The EMEA Legal 500 2009 - Competition/Antitrust

"They provide a real personal treatment within a speedy and flexible framework".

Chambers Global Guide 2009 - Competition/Antitrust

Clients are delighted with Ainhoa Veiga at Araoz & Rueda, noting her "solid, well-constructed arguments" as well as her "diligent and flexible service".

Chambers Europe Guide 2008 - Competition/Antitrust

Interviewees describe department head Ainhoa Veiga as "a smart lawyer who really knows what she is doing".

Chambers Global Guide 2007 - Competition/Antitrust

This widely admired corporate firm has a small but highly efficient competition practice that offers splendid transactional and litigation services. Ainhoa Veiga is seen as an energectic and rising star on the team.

Chambers Global Guide 2006 - Competition/Antitrust

“Derecho de la competencia y propiedad industrial, comercial o intelectual”

Publication: Tratado de Derecho de la Competencia. Unión Europea y España (Wolters Kluwer)
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga and Julio Costas
Date: September 2017

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“¿Qué pasa con Uber?”

Publication: Expansión.com
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: May 2017

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“The reform of the Spanish Intellectual Property Law”

Publication: Expert Guide - Intellectual Property 2014
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: December 2014

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“Propuesta de Directiva: regulación de las entidades de gestión de derechos de propiedad intelectual y licencias multiterritoriales de música online”

Publication: Revista de la Gaceta Jurídica de la UE y de la Competencia
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: November-December 2012

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“Impugnación de acuerdos sociales y medidas cautelares: apuntes a dos autos del TS”

Publication: Litigation Year Book 2011 (Anuario Contencioso 2011). Wolters Kluwer
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: 2011

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“El ejercicio anticompetitivo del derecho a litigar”

Publication: La Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea y de la Competencia Nº 10
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: July/August 2009

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“Los límites derivados de la aplicación del derecho de defensa de la competencia a la cooperación contra el fraude entre entidades partícipes en los sistemas de medios de pago con tarjeta”

Publication: Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursátil (Núm. 109)
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: March 2008

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“La heroina anti-cárteles”

Publication: La Gaceta de los Negocios
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga e Isabel Martínez
Date: February 2008

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“Private equity: la práctica del “clubbing” y las normas antitrust”

Publication: Capital & Corporate
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: April 2007

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“Ready for change”

Publication: The Legal Week, Iberia Special Report
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: February 2007

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“La incertidumbre del juego por Internet”

Publication: Revista Digital Plus
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: February 2007

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“Spain: cartel regulation. Upcoming new law”

Publication: The European Antitrust Review
Authors: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: January 2007

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Summer Law School III Edition

Organises: ELSA Deusto
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: July 12, 2016

Venue: San Sebastián

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Moot Madrid 2016

Organises: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga (arbitrator)
Date: Abril, 2016

Our partner Ainhoa Veiga, arbitrator in the final competition of the sixth edition of the Moot Madrid.
VI Competición Internacional de Arbitraje y Derecho Mercantil (Moot Madrid).
Founded in 2009, the Moot Madrid is an arbitration competition for law students conducted in Spanish. Teams from law schools from all countries are eligible to compete.
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Seminar: Las reformas de la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual

Organises: AIE (Artistas, Intérpretes o Ejecutantes, Sociedad de Gestión)
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: November 11, 2015

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The new EU General Data Protection Regulation

Organises: El Nuevo Reglamento General Europeo de Protección de Datos
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: 17-18 April 2015

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Jornadas: Propiedad intelectual en la actividad docente e investigadora

Organises: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de Granada
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga y Ana del Arco
Date: November 14, 2014

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Introduction seminar: Competition Defense

Organises: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Máster en Propiedad Intelectual, Industrial y Nuevas Tecnologías)
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: February 26, 2014

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Jornadas sobre ejercicio privado de acciones en materia de defensa de la competencia

Organises: Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Valencia
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: March 11, 2013

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Seminario sobre desarrollos recientes en materia de acuerdos restrictivos de la competencia

Organises: IEB en colaboración con la UCM y la Bolsa de Madrid
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: February 1, 2013

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Nuevas Best Practices de la Comisión Europea de procedimiento de aplicación de los artículos 101 y 102 del TFUE

Organises: Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: December 13, 2011

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Programa Avanzado de Derecho del Entretenimiento

Organises: IE Law School
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: May 31 and June 7, 2011

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New issues in Cross-Atlantic privacy and personal data regulation

Organises: NYSBA International Section
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: March 18, 2011

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Seminario sobre desarrollos recientes en control de concentraciones y abuso de posición de dominio

Organises: Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB)
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: February 24, 2011

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Seminario sobre cuestiones actuales en control de concentraciones

Organises: Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB)
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga (sesión OPAs y control de concentraciones)
Date: March 12, 2010

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El libro en la sociedad de la información

Organises: Asociación de Editores de Andalucía y Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: 12 and November 13, 2009

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I Congreso Nacional sobre Derecho Concursal

Organises: Araoz & Rueda, Uría Menéndez, Pinazo Abogados y Ramón Hermosilla & Gutiérrez de la Roza (con el apoyo del Instituto de Empresa)
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Date: 26 and February 27, 2009

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Seminario de Derecho Deportivo

Organises: Colegio Jurídico del Instituto de Empresa
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: June 2008

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Operaciones de M&A Cross – Border

Organises: IFAES
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: 27 and November 28, 2007

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Adquisición y Transmisión de Empresa

Organises: IFAES
Lecturer: Seminario impartido íntegramente por ponentes de nuestro despacho
Date: 20 and November 21, 2007

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IX Curso de Derecho de la Competencia Comunitario y Español. Introducción a los tipos de abusos. Algunos tipos de abusos: negativa a contratar; abusos en materia de precios; otras prácticas abusivas

Organises: Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: March 6, 2006

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XII Jornadas Derecho Europeo y Español de la Competencia. Procedimientos ante el servicio de defensa de la competencia y ante el tribunal de defensa de la competencia

Organises: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: May 12, 2005

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VIII Curso de Derecho de la Competencia Comunitario y Español – Abuso de posición dominante: algunos tipos de abusos anticompetitivos

Organises: Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: May 9, 2005

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El concurso con elemento extranjero: Seminario Ley Concursal 22/2003

Organises: Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: October 20, 2004

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La autoevaluación de los acuerdos a la luz del artículo 81 Tratado CE – Derecho y Economía de la Competencia

Organises: Recoletos Conferencias y Formación
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: June 22, 2004

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XI Jornadas Derecho Europeo y Español de la Competencia. Propiedad intelectual y competencia: análisis de resoluciones en el ámbito comunitario

Organises: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: May 24, 2004

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X Jornadas Derecho Europeo y Español de la Competencia. Propiedad intelectual y competencia: análisis de resoluciones en el ámbito comunitario

Organises: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: May 19, 2003

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Aspectos jurídicos claves para gestionar sus compras. Compraventas internacionales

Organises: Learning Resources Associates (LRA)
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: October 24, 2001

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VIII Jornadas Derecho Europeo y Español de la Competencia. El sector audiovisual en España: marco jurídico y mercados

Organises: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Lecturer: Ainhoa Veiga
Date: May 31, 2001

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Iberian Lawyer Magazine, February 2018 (Ainhoa Veiga)

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