Sara Moya Izquierdo

Gomez Acebo & Pombo (Brussels)
Lawyer

Sara Moya Izquierdo is an Associate at Gomez-Acebo & Pombo. She holds a Master in European Law from the University of Luxembourg and the University of Strasbourg. She speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Articles

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Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The EU Commission addresses Statement of Objections to Slovak rail company for alleged obstruction of investigation (ZSSK)

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In June 2016, the Commission dawn raided the premises of ZSSK, the Slovak incumbent rail operator. The dawn raids followed concerns that ZSSK may have entered into anticompetitive agreements with the aim of foreclosing the market of rail passenger transport to its competitors, in breach of (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The Spanish Competition Authority fines six cargo handling companies and five trade unions for entering into anticompetitive agreements (Port of Vigo)

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Six cargo handling companies and five trade unions have been fined by the Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) for concluding agreements that restricted competition in the Port of Vigo (Spain), increased prices and decreased competitiveness. The fines amount to EUR 3 million for the cargo (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The General Court of the EU finds that the Commission must re-assess compagnies request to waive their pricing commitments (Lufthansa)

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In 2005, the European Commission cleared the planned acquisition of Swiss by Lufthansa subject to a a number of commitments, which included conditions on fares with regard to the Zurich-Stockholm and Zurich-Warsaw routes. On 4 November 2013, Lufthansa and Swiss submitted a request for a (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The Spanish Competition Authority fines five companies and three of their executives for an information exchange to collude in tenders for the award of institutional advertising contracts (Carat España / Inteligencia y Media / Media by Design / Media Sapiens / Persuade Comunicación)

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Five companies (Carat España SAU, Inteligencia y Media SA, Media by Design Spain SA, Media Sapiens Spain SL and Persuade Comunicación) have been sanctioned for a collusive behaviour consisting in the exchange of commercially sensitive information in order to share tenders in the Framework (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The EU Commission confirms that its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of metal packaging companies (Metal packaging sector)

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On 24 April 2018, the European Commission carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of a number of companies active in metal packaging in several Member States. The Commission was accompanied by officials of the relevant national authorities. The investigation follows concerns about (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The Spanish Competition Authority fines 9 bar associations for issuing a collective price recommendation regarding lawyers’ professional fees (Bankia)

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The Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) has fined 9 bar associations EUR 1.4 million for issuing a collective price recommendation regarding lawyers’ professional fees. The case was triggered by a complaint filed by Bankia as a consequence of the numerous claims filed by the bank’s (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The Spanish Competition Authority fines ten courier and parcel companies for participating in a customer-allocation cartel (Mensajeria y paqueteria empresarial)

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The Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) has fined ten courier and parcel companies EUR 68 million for participating in a customer-allocation cartel, namely, Correos Express, UPS, TNT, DHL, Touline, RedySer, FEDEX, ICS and MBE. The CNMC has found that some of the companies entered into oral (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The EU Commission fines two maritime car carriers and four car parts suppliers EUR 546 million in three separate cartel settlements (MOL / NYK / "K" Line / Wwl-Eukor / Csav, Denso / Bosch / NGK / TRW / Continental)

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Four maritime car carriers, two suppliers of spark plugs and two suppliers of braking systems have been fined EUR 395 million, EUR 76 million and EUR 75 million respectively, in the framework of three separate cartel settlement decisions adopted by the European Commission. With regard to the (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The EU General Court reverses the suspension of the recovery order addressed to Spain in relation to a State aid granted to an energy company (Iberdrola)

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On 15 October 2014, the Commission found that Spanish tax breaks for indirect shareholding in foreign companies breached EU State Aid rules. The measures were in force since 2001 and, in practical terms, allowed companies subject to tax in Spain to purchase shareholding of at least 5% in (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The EU General Court upholds a Commission’s decision ordering the recovery of an illegal State aid (Brussels South Charleroi Airport)

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The General Court of the EU has dismissed the appeal filed by Brussels South Charleroi Airport (“BSCA”) against a 2014 Commission decision whereby Belgium was ordered to recover illegal State aid granted to BSCA. In its decision, the Commission found that a series of measures adopted by the (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo Advocate General Wahl excludes gun-jumping in a case involving a takeover in the auditing sector (Ernst & Young)

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Gun-jumping rules prevent companies, subject to the obligation to notify, from completing a merger or acquisition, in whole or in part, prior to obtaining the approval from the relevant Competition Authorities. In May 2014, Ernst & Young (EY) acquisition of KPMG’s Danish unit was approved (...)

Clara García Fernández, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Sara Moya Izquierdo The EU Court of Justice receives the first preliminary ruling request on the applicability of the EU Damages Directive (Cogeco Communications / Sport TV Portugal)

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A Portuguese court (Tribunal Judicial da Comarca de Lisboa) has referred the first preliminary ruling request on Directive 2014/104 ("the EU Damages Directive") to the Court of Justice of the EU. The reference of the case is C-637/17. The main question referred by the Portuguese court aims at (...)

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