Alfredo Gómez Alvarez

Hogan Lovells (Madrid)
Lawyer (Associate)

Alfredo is an Associate in Hogan Lovell’s Madrid Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice in Madrid. He has broad experience in multi-jurisdictional merger control and filings before the European Commission and the Spanish Competition Authority. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Alfredo was an associate at Allen & Overy, and a Bluebook Trainee in the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels, where he was involved in the assessment of State aids under EU law. Alfredo holds a Masters Degree in Competition Law (Distinction) from King’s College London. Alfredo speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.

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Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission authorises €15.5 M of regional investment aid for a German company for the production of solar modules in Germany (Sovello)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 14 December 2010 the Commission authorised € 15.5 million of regional investment aid for the German company Sovello AG for the production of solar modules in Bitterfeld Wolfen (Thalheim, Sachsen Anhalt), Germany. Sovello (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission approves State aid scheme notified by the Swedish authorities to support R&D project (Gothenburg Biofuels Gasification)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 14 December 2010 the Commission authorised the support that Sweden intends to grant to the Gothenburg Biofuels Gasification (GoBiGas) research and development (R&D) project to develop a pre commercial demonstration (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission adopts a negative decision concerning State aids granted by the French Ministry of Culture and orders their recovery (Centre d’Exportation du Livre Français)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 14 December 2010 the Commission adopted a negative decision with recovery on the Centre d’Exportation du Livre Français (CELF). The CELF case dates back to the beginning of the 90’s with the lodging of a complaint against (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission adopts a communication on the application of State aid rules to support measures in favour of banks in the context of the financial crisis

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* Following a public consultation on the State aid temporary rules established in response to the economic and financial crisis, the Commission believes there are still grounds for considering that the requirements for the (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission refers Spain to the EU Court of Justice for failure to respect Court ruling to recover illegal aid (Magefesa group, Basque Provinces of Alava, Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 30 September 2010 and on 24 November 2010 the Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice for failing to implement a previous Court ruling which confirmed certain Commission decisions finding that (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission approves a € 7 M aid scheme supporting parallel analogue and digital broadcasting during the transition to digital TV in Slovakia

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 17 November 2010 the Commission approved a € 7 million aid scheme supporting parallel analogue and digital broadcasting during the transition to digital TV in Slovakia . Under this scheme broadcasters and network (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission approves a short term € 52 M State loan granted by the Maltese authorities to national airline company (Air Malta)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 15 November 2010 the Commission authorised a short term € 52 million State loan to tackle liquidity problems at Air Malta. The Maltese authorities had notified emergency support to prevent the collapse of Air Malta. If (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission refers Italy to the EU Court of Justice for failure to implement a previous Court’s decision ordering the recovery of illegal and incompatible state aid from utilities with a majority public capital holding

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 28 October 2010 the Commission decided to refer Italy to the Court of Justice for failing to implement a previous Court ruling decision ordering the recovery of illegal and incompatible State aid from utilities with a (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission concludes that part of the State support granted to Hungarian fertiliser producer infringed EU State aid rules (Péti Nitrogenmuvek)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 27 October the Commission concluded that part of the State support granted in 2009 to fertiliser producer Péti Nitrogenmuvek infringed EU State aid rules. In January 2009 Hungary issued guarantees in favour of (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission authorises the Netherlands to provide a € 150 M grant for a CO2 capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project to a joint venture between two energy companies (E.ON and GDF Suez)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* By its decision of 27 October 2010 the Commission authorised The Netherlands to provide a € 150 million grant for a CO2 capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project to a joint venture between E.ON and GDF Suez. The joint (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission approves a French State aid scheme that subsidises legal downloads of music by French residents aged from 12 to 25 years

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 12 October 2010 the Commission approved a French scheme that subsidises legal downloads of music by French residents aged from 12 to 25 years. France proposed the creation of a Carte musique for young Internet users to (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission authorises the compensation which Spain intends to grant to electricity generators to meet the costs of fulfilling a public service obligation (Preferential dispatch of indigenous coal plants)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 29 September 2010 the Commission authorised the compensation which Spain intends to grant to electricity generators to meet the costs of fulfilling a public service obligation, namely producing specific volumes of (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission approves €21.4 M public funding for Dutch company Mapper to develop new semiconductor manufacturing technology (Mapper)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 29 September 2010 the Commission authorised The Netherlands to grant € 15.6 million of soft loans and a direct grant of € 5.7 million to Mapper Lithography B.V. for the development of ‘E beam lithography’. Mapper is a (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission approves State aid measures supporting the purchase of digital television terminal equipment for socially vulnerable groups in Slovakia (Switch-over to digital TV broadcasting in Slovakia)

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* Another measure supporting the purchase of digital television terminal equipment for socially vulnerable groups in Slovakia was approved by the Commission on 15 September 2010. The aim is to bring digital television within (...)

Alessandra Forzano, Alfredo Gomez Alvarez The European Commission authorises a scheme for the recapitalisation of credit institutions in Greece by the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund

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State Aid: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 3 September 2010 the Commission authorised a scheme for the recapitalisation of credit institutions in Greece by the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (FSF). Its capital, which amounts to € 10 billion, stems from the (...)

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