Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has announced the integration of Joaquim Caimoto Duarte into its corporate structure. The lawyer moves from Telles, where he worked for the last two years, after more than 15 years leading the practice area of EU and competition at Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho. Joaquim Caimoto Duarte joins GA_P as of counsel.
“It is with great enthusiasm, and eyes set on the future, that I join the practice area of competition and european union law at GA_P, a very experienced team, made up of colleagues from the offices in Brussels, Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona”, says Joaquim Caimoto Duarte. “Being already one of the main teams at the Iberian level, we will certainly be very well prepared for the challenges ahead and opportunities for growth, derived from the constant evolution of the law of competition and increase of its importance at European and national level. I’m grateful to Telles, where I worked with exceptional colleagues and made great friends.”
According to Mário Marques Mendes, partner responsible for the EU and competition team at the Lisbon office of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo: “Joaquim Caimoto Duarte’s entry into GA_P corresponds absolutely to our desire to continue to grow this area of practice with lawyers specially qualified. Joaquim has a professional past of more than 20 years in the areas of European Law and Competition Law at the highest level, intervening before the Competition Authority (AdC), the European Commission, the CNMC Spain, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Competition Court, National regulation and supervision. His experience and knowledge, along with of its human qualities, constitute the guarantee that this integration contribute, in the best way, to the expansion of our area of practice, which has acquired an increasing importance within GA_P over the last few years old. We are particularly pleased with the arrival of Joaquim Caimoto Duarte to our team and we give you the warmest of welcomes.”