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Fredrik Lowhagen

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Counsel, Madrid




Fredrik is a dual-qualified Spanish and Swedish lawyer with more than fifteen years’ experience of transactional and contentious competition law both at a European and at a national level in a wide range of industry sectors such as chemicals, infrastructure and financial services. Fredrik has a particularly broad experience in merger control cases before the EU and member state competition authorities, and is also an expert in EU state aid law. He has published a number of articles on competition law in leading academic journals and yearbooks. Though based in Madrid, Fredrik is very active also in the Nordic countries. The 2013 through 2015 editions of Chambers rank him as a leading individual in competition law in Spain.

Recent work

  • Advising Banco Santander on merger control issues relating to its pan-European automotive JV with the PSA Group
  • Advising Real Madrid on state aid investigations before the European Commission
  • Advising a leading global franchise chain on pricing policies in the Nordics

Professional experience

2015 to date Counsel, Linklaters, Spain
2009 - 2015 Managing Associate, Linklaters, Spain
2006 - 2009 Associate, Linklaters, Spain
1999 - 2006 Linklaters, Stockholm


2005 San Pablo CEU (Spain). Studies in Spanish Law
1998 - 1999 University of Nottingham. LL.M. in International Commercial Law
1997 University of Leuven (Belgium). Studies in EU Law.
1992 - 1998 University of Uppsala. Law Degree.


Spanish, English, Swedish