Antitrust Antitrust

Former EU enforcer Madero joins consultancy APCO to advise on competition

By Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 24 Jan 2023 18:50
  • 24 Jan 2023 21:51
Cecilio Madero Villarejo, formerly a top official at the European Commission’s competition department, has joined consultancy APCO Worldwide, MLex has learned.

Madero was one of the most senior and longest-serving officials in EU competition law, having started at the commission in 1987.

He spearheaded investigations into the likes of Microsoft, Google and Samsung,

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

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