Juan Rodriguez is an English solicitor and Head of the Firm’s EU Competition Group. Mr. Rodriguez has experience advising companies involved in a broad range of industries. Juan Rodriguez has extensive experience representing companies involved in merger review proceedings before the European Commission. He also has advised complainants in competition investigations by the EU Commission and national competition authorities in Europe. He has particular experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining S&C in 2000, he was EU competition law counsel at BP, a role that involved advising on major transactions such as the BP/Amoco merger, BP’s intervention in the regulatory review of other mergers and advising all of the BP Group businesses on day-to-day competition law matters. He was Chairman of the European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA) Legal Action Group from 1996-2000 and had extensive involvement in representing the oil industry in the EU Commission’s review of the EU Competition law rules on vertical restraints, as well as in relation to the application of EU competition law to gas and LNG sale agreements. Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the European Competition Lawyers Forum and is EU correspondent for the Canadian Competition Record. He speaks fluent French.