White and Case incoporates new partner and new counsel

The international law firm White & Case expands its global competition law practice with the incorporation to the Madrid office of José Antonio de la Calle, as partner, and Sanna Orkan, as counsel.

The incorporation of these two professionals responds to the growth strategy of White & Case in Spain initiated in 2022 and that has meant doubling its size to about 50 lawyers, with the aim of continuing to grow to consolidate itself as one of the leading international law firms in Spain.

José Antonio de la Calle has more than 25 years of experience and joins White & Case from DelaCalle, where he was managing partner. José Antonio advises companies, professional associations and public entities active in different economic sectors, particularly in technology, finance, pharmaceuticals and retail, on national and EU antitrust matters. In particular, she has extensive experience in merger control and in the legal direction of companies in cartel investigation proceedings, having obtained pioneering decisions in Spain.

Sanna Orkan has extensive experience advising clients on antitrust matters, particularly in matters related to merger control and cartel investigations. She joins White & Case also from DelaCalle, where she was a partner.

For Juan Manuel de Remedios, managing partner of White & Case Madrid: “The incorporation of José Antonio and Sanna as heads of our competition department in Spain is part of the growth process of our Madrid office, to which partners in our M&A, finance and litigation departments have recently joined. José Antonio and Sanna’s solid experience will help us to complement these practices and will broaden our service offering to our clients, in particular advice on merger control matters, cartel investigation proceedings and follow-on antitrust claims”.

James Killick, partner at White & Case and head of the EMEA Competition Law Practice believes: “We have been observing the increasing supervision of antitrust rules by the European Commission and national authorities such as the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC). Having our own competition team in Madrid is a decisive step towards positioning ourselves as the best alternative for our clients and ensuring that they are well advised on compliance with the antitrust rules applicable in Spain and the rest of the European Union”.

Julia Gil