Carles Esteva Mosso, Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Brussels office, is one of the leading figures in the global antitrust community. He focuses his practice on complex EU and international competition law matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Esteva Mosso has worked at the European Commission for more than 25 years, last as Deputy Director-General of the Directorate General for Competition, in charge of Merger Control (from 2014-2019) and State Aids (from 2019 – 2021). He has also held a number of other leadership posts relating to merger enforcement and competition policy since joining the Cabinet of former Commissioner Mario Monti in 1999. In these capacities, he has overseen a variety of high profile antitrust, merger control, and State aid matters.

Mr. Esteva Mosso’s experience includes working in cooperation with senior government representatives of EU Member States on matters of national importance and with prominent enforcement agencies across the world. He is widely recognized as a sophisticated antitrust practitioner who combines a deep understanding of law and policy matters, with commercial acumen and a unique understanding of complex decision making and appreciation for ‘big picture’ issues. Mr. Esteva Mosso offers unparalleled breadth of enforcement agency experience to clients from across global industries.

Bar Qualification

  • Brussels Bar - E List
  • Spain (Abogado)


  • BA in Political Science & International Relations, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 1994
  • BA in Economics, Universidad de Barcelona, 1992
  • MS in EU Competition Law, Université libre de Bruxelles, 1992
  • Law, Universidad de Barcelona, 1990

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French