Professor Ortiz Blanco is a partner in the EU and Competition Law Department at J&A Garrigues, SLP. He spent ten years (1987-1996) as an official in DG COMP of the European Commission and currently teaches competition law and trade defense procedures at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and private international law at the law faculty of Universidad Complutense, Madrid. He is the Secretary General of AEDEur, the Spanish group within FIDE, in which he was Secretary General between 2008 and 2010. He has authored well-known books on EU and Spanish antitrust law, including more recently EU Competition Procedure (Third Edition), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013 (Editor) and Market Power in EU Antitrust Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012. He is a regular speaker at high-profile conferences in the area of European and international competition law, including those organized by the International Competition Network (ICN), the Global Competition Law Center of the College of Europe (GCLC), the Academy of European Law (ERA), the European University Institute (EUI) and Fordham University.