Dr. Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, LL.M. (Harvard)

Dr. Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, LL.M. (Harvard)

Partner, Brussels

Email salome.cisnaldeugarte@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +32 2 505 0908

Fax +32 2 505 0996

LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Practice groupRegulatory

Clients described her as providing 'brilliant and spot-on advice on the legal issues, as well as on the required strategy to get the best results", as well as her 'extensive experience with both competition law and consumer protection law [which] sets her apart from most practitioners.’

Clients come to Salomé for all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, investigations (cartels, verticals, state aid, dominance and other behavioral issues), compliance and litigation before the EU courts. Salomé's practice covers all industry sectors, but is widely known for her particular experience and in-depth knowledge in consumer goods and services. In 2013, she received the International Law Office’s (ILO) EU Competition Lawyer of the Year Client Choice Award, which recognizes those lawyers and law firms around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Clients described her as providing 'brilliant and spot-on advice on the legal issues, as well as on the required strategy to get the best results", as well as her 'extensive experience with both competition law and consumer protection law [which] sets her apart from most practitioners’.

Salomé is associate professor of EU competition law at IE Law School and a fellow of the Centre for European Studies/IE in Madrid. She frequently writes and speaks on issues relating to competition. She is the president of the Harvard Club of Belgium and a member of the board of the global Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). Salomé was appointed Vice-Chair of AmCham EU Competition Policy Committee in 2017 for a two-year term.

Salomé graduated summa cum laude in law and economics from the University of Deusto (Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura) and holds a master of laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School, where she was an associate fellow of the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard. She obtained a PhD in law from the European University Institute in Florence and has been a Fulbright scholar. Salomé is admitted to practice in Belgium and Spain.

Awards and recognitions

2018

World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers
Euromoney's Expert Guides

2017-2018

Recommended lawyer, Competition Law
Who's Who Legal

2017-2018

Recommended lawyer for Competition/European Law
Chambers Global

2013

International Law Office’s (ILO) EU Competition Lawyer of the Year Client Choice Award, which recognizes those lawyers and law firms around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service

Education and admissions

Education

INSEAD, International Directors Program, 2018

IDArb, IDI arbitrator for international distribution, 2017

Fulbright Scholar, 2015

PhD in Law, European University Institute, Florence, 1995

LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1994

Lic. (Law), Universidad de Deusto, 1990

Dip. Econ., Universidad de Deusto, 1990

Memberships

ABA Antitrust

Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (German Association for Antitrust Law)

Asociación Española para la Defensa de la Competencia (Spanish Association for Antitrust Law)

Member of the Board, Harvard Alumni Association (HAA)

Bar admissions and qualifications

Brussels

Madrid

Representative experience

Worked on competition and antitrust matters for Whirlpool Europe as Director for European and Regulatory Affairs.

Advised and represented a US investment fund in the multijurisdictional merger control filings for the acquisition of a European automotive component company.

Advised and represented a Spanish group of technological companies specializing in vending, payment technologies & security systems in EU merger proceedings.

Advised and represented a US chemical company on EU State aid issues relating to Germany.

Advised and represented a US media company during a Phase II EU merger control proceeding and during the negotiation and implementation of FRAND commitments.

Advises and represents a consumer robotics company on EU competition issues and e-commerce.

Advises a US luxury cosmetics company on EU competition issues relating to vertical agreements.

Advises the global federation of advertisers on competition and compliance issues.

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