Carmen Estevan de Quesada

Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Valencia; Valencian Antitrust Commission President

Educated at the Lycée Français of Valencia, she later obtained a “Licenciatura en Derecho” at the Universitat de València, an LLM at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in Law at the Universitat de València.

She has been awarded several prestigious research fellowships that have enabled her to conduct her research in several European Universities and Research Institutes: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Ludwig Maximilian Universität in Munich (Research Scholarship of the DAAD), Universität Hamburg (Research Scholarships of the Spanish Ministry of Education), Max-Plank-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg (Max Plank Institut Collaboration Scholarship), Institute of advanced legal studies in London (Research Scholarships of the Spanish Ministry of Education).

She teaches at both Graduate and Postgraduate level at the Law Faculty of the Universitat de València, where she co-ordinates and lectures in the “High Academic Performance Groups” of the Law Degree. She also directs the Educational Innovative Project “Teaching Law in English” and the related Book Series “Learning Law”. She was an external examiner of the University of Sheffield and the Coordinator of the Course “Introduction to Spanish Law” at the Faculties of Law of the Universities of Warmia and Mazury in Poland and Bucharest. She has given conferences and lectures in several Courses, Masters and Doctorate Programmes in Spanish and foreign Universities.

Her research activity led her to participate numerous research projects. She is currently the Leading Researcher of two projects: one on Governance of Business Networks in the banking sector (financed by the Volkswagen Foundation and developed with colleagues of the University of Bremen) and another on Legal Business Coordination from the viewpoint of competition law (National Spanish Plan for the Fostering of Excellence in Scientific and Technic Research). She has published two monographs and numerous articles in books and in Spanish and international Journals, in the fields of antitrust and unfair competition law, business networks, corporate law, takeovers, insider trading and consumer protection.

She was the Vice-Dean for International Relations, the President of the Tribunal for the Recognition of Foreign Degrees, and a Member of the Assembly of the Law Faculty of Valencia, as well as a Member of the Permanent Commission for Mobility and a Member of the General Assembly of the University of Valencia. She is currently a Member of the Commission of the Cátedra ATA-Universitat de València sobre Trabajo Autónomo and the President of the Antitrust Commission of the Valencian Community.