Carlos Betoret is an associate in the Madrid office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice. His practice focuses on all aspects concerning EU and Spanish competition law.

Mr. Betoret represents international companies before the European Commission and the Spanish Competition authority in merger control, cartel, abuse of dominance, horizontal and vertical agreements, and state aid proceedings.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Betoret worked in a major international law firm, acting for numerous big Spanish and International corporations of different industries, such as healthcare, financial institutions, waste management, and infrastructures, among others.

Mr. Betoret has also represented his clients before the Spanish courts, including, regional courts, the High Court, and the Supreme Court.

Mr. Betoret's experience includes advising:

Competition & Antitrust 

  • Logista in a CNMC investigation related to the exchange of information and price-fixing activities in the Spanish tobacco manufacturing and distribution market
  • Urbaser in a CNMC investigation on the waste management and transportation market
  • Pharmaceutical companies in relation to their price-fixing practices in Spain
  • A leading construction company in a CNMC investigation regarding exchange of information between competitors
  • Several companies in the context of internal competition audits and investigations by the CNMC


  • The Carlyle Group in merger control aspects in several jurisdictions related to their acquisition of a minority stake in Cepsa
  • Novelis in a Phase II merger control procedure related to its US$2.8 billion acquisition of Aleris
  • Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) before the CNMC in relation to their takeover by SIX Group
  • Triton in the merger clearance by the European Commission for the acquisition of Fertiberia
  • Nordic Capital in merger control aspects in several jurisdictions related to its acquisition of Advanz Pharma
  • Orange before the CNMC in the context of their acquisition of SUMA

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • LLM in European Law, College of Europe, 2013
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law (E-1) and Diploma in Business Administration, ICADE - Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - Madrid, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English