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Salomé Cisnal is named by Politico as one of the women shaping Brussels


Politico named Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Associate Professor of EU Competition Law at IE Law School, one of the 20 women who shape Brussels, a list that highlights the powerhouses driving debates, influencing policy and setting Brussels’ tech agenda

Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte is an all-round competition legal expert (you can count state aid, merger oversight, cartel-busting and addressing abuses of monopolies in her repertoire) who now heads up one of Brussels’ leading law firms. Whether it’s the EU courts or competition department hearings or Twitter, there isn’t a venue where she doesn’t exert a forceful presence on behalf of the global corporations who contract her for advice. In an otherwise stuffy competition world, Cisnal de Ugarte is exceptionally approachable.

Clients and colleagues describe her as brilliant and quick, but warn you not to get on her wrong side. She’s also an associate professor of EU competition law at IE Law School. Perhaps that’s not surprising: She speaks five languages and also has a masters from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. in law from the European University Institute in Florence and was a Fulbright scholar.

Check out the full list of 20 women shaping Brusells here!

Original text published in Politico



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About Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte

Salomé joined the Brussels office of Hogan Lovells as a partner in the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice. Clients come to her 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 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.