is an English solicitor whose practice is focused on EC competition law.
He has extensive experience advising companies involved in a broad range of industries, including financial services, extractive industries, pharmaceuticals, media and communication, IT and consulting services, and chemicals. He has particular experience representing companies involved in merger review proceedings before the European Commission.
Recent matters in which Mr. Rodriguez has been involved include representing Renault/Nissan in its strategic cooperation with Daimler; representing Goldman Sachs in its acquisition of Ontex; representing Rio Tinto in the sale of its Alcan Global Packaging business; representing Fiat on its strategic alliance with Chrysler; representing Crédit Agricole in the combination of its asset management business with that of Société Générale; representing Commerzbank in its acquisition of Dresdner Bank; representing KarstadtQuelle in the EC Commission’s review of its acquisition of MyTravel; representing AXA in the EC Commission’s review of its acquisition of Winterthur; representing a potential acquiror of Northern Rock plc on EC state aid matters; representing Bank of New York and Mellon Bank in the European competition aspects of their merger; representing Aventis in the EC review of Sanofi-Synthélabo’s hostile bid for Aventis; representing Chiron in connection with its acquisition by Novartis; representing AIG in the EC Commission’s investigation into aviation insurance; advising the North West Shelf consortium on EC competition law issues; advising the Shah Deniz consortium; representing Cytec Industries in the EC review of its acquisition of UCB’s chemicals division; representing Sidel in the EC review of Tetra Laval’s bid for Sidel; representing Goldman Sachs in the EC review of its acquisition of Queens Moat Houses Plc; representing Pharmacia in the EC review of Pfizer’s acquisition of Pharmacia; representing IntesaBci in the EC review of the joint venture between IntesaBci and Lazard; and representing Renault in the review by national competition authorities of Class’ acquisition of Renault Agriculture. He also has advised on confidential matters involving representing complainants before the EC Commission and national competition authorities. He is a member of the European Competition Lawyers Forum and is EU correspondent for the Canadian Competition Record.
- 1988, College of Law, Guildford, Law Society Finals
- 1987, University of Exeter, LL.B.
- 1986, Universite d'Aix-Marseille III, Dip, Dr. Priv