Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez

Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez is a Partner in the firm’s Brussels office where her practice focuses on Spanish and EU competition law. Elvira advises clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, air transport, chemicals, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals, steel, hotel accommodation and textiles. She has extensive experience in advising clients on Article 101 (restrictive agreements) and the equivalent provisions under Spanish law. She has also participated in State aid procedures and in Article 102 (abuse of dominance) cases before the EU competition authorities. She has in-depth knowledge of working before the European Commission and the European Courts.


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Copenhagen Economics (Brussels)
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Imperial College London
Copenhagen Economics (Brussels)


1635 Bulletin

Alfred Kossmann, James Webber, Ruba Noorali, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez The EU Commission introduces a Temporary Framework which enables governments to offer extensive State-backed loans to the aviation industry affected by the COVID-19


Although the EU’s introduction of a Temporary Framework has enabled governments to offer extensive State-backed loans, the airline industry needs more than just credit—it will need equity. However, State aid to the aviation industry is strictly regulated by the European Commission (the (...)

James Webber, Ruba Noorali, Sara Ashall, Matthew Readings, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez The EU Commission announces a major relaxation of the State aid rules via a new Temporary Framework during the COVID-19 outbreak


How will European Competition Enforcers Respond? The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the economy and competition enforcement is no exception. Authorities at EU and national level may need to consider novel solutions to respond to rapidly evolving problems and to (...)

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Ruba Noorali, Matthew Readings The EU General Court reaffirms the Commission’s duty to provide sufficient reasons when explaining fine calculations in cartel cases (HSBC)


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 24 September 2019, the EU General Court (GC) handed down its judgment in HSBC v. Commission. Consistent with recent precedent, the GC reaffirmed the European (...)

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Geert Goeteyn The UK High Court renders a judgment significantly restricting the temporal scope of the claims in four air cargo cartel damages actions (Emerald Supplies)


On 4 October 2017, the High Court gave a judgment on a preliminary issue significantly restricting the temporal scope of the claimants’ claims in four air cargo cartel damages actions. This judgment is the last in a series of adverse judgments for the claimants in these proceedings. Background (...)

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