Maria Pilar Canedo

Board Member, Spanish Comisión Nacional de Los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)

Professor María Pilar Canedo joined the School of Law of the University of Deusto in 1998, after having obtained her doctoral degree with Honors with research in European competition law at the University of Deusto in cooperation with the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. She is Professor of Private International Law and International Trade at Deusto University and has been Visiting Professor at several European law schools (including Strasbourg; François Rabelais, Tours; Tilburg; Carlos III, Madrid; and Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid) American Law Schools (Hamline University, Minnesota; University of San Francisco; University of Montevideo, Uruguay; University of Guadalajara, Mexico) and Asian Universities (Puhne University, India). Professor Canedo holds a Jean Monnet Chair in Transnational Trade Law and has been recognized three “research periods” (‘sexenios’) by the Spanish CNEAI (2002-2007), (2008-2015) and (2016-2021). Professor Canedo is currently on leave at the University as she is Member of the Board of the Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition since July 2017. From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the board of the Basque Antitrust Authority, and President of the institution from 2012 to 2017. Before this she served as Secretary General of the School of Law, Vice-dean of Academic Affairs, Vice-dean of International Affairs and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in Transnational Law. Her main fields of research are European Antitrust Law and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union. She was director of the research group on Different Implications of Transnational Law; the Erasmus Mundus Master in Transnational Trade Law and Finance and the Deusto PhD in Transnational Trade Law. Principal Researcher of the Group “Companies, Markets and Transnational Law”.