José Rivas is a partner with Bird & Bird since 2008. His practice covers all aspects of EU and competition law, including in particular: Articles 101 and 102 TFEU; State aid and merger control and public procurement.
José is visiting Professor of Competition and State Aids Law at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. He is also a member of the Working Groups on Competition and State Aids Law of the European Confederation of Business Associations (UNICE).
José is also editor of the World Competition, Law and Economics Journal (Kluwer) and has written extensively on competition law in both English and Spanish.
A member of the Madrid Bar since 1986, José studied law at the Universities of Exeter and Zaragoza. He also holds a Master’s degree in EU law from the College of Europe in Bruges.