María Luisa Tierno Centella
María Luisa (Marisa) Tierno Centella is Competition Director of the Spanish Competition Authority. Previously she has led cartel investigations at DG COMP, such as Forex, European Government Bonds and SSA bonds, Gas Insulated Switchgear and Animal Feed Phosphates (a record 35-year cartel). She drafted the legislative package introducing EU settlements and the 2006 Leniency Notice. She was previously an official of the Dutch Competition Authority for seven years, having practised law for five years at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Brussels office). Marisa has a law degree (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and a Master’s degree in European law (Université Libre de Bruxelles).
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Cartel fined in the gas insulated switchgear sector On 24 January the Commission adopted a prohibition Decision against members of the Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel with fines totalling some €750 million. The cartel from 1989 until the Commission’s inspections in May 2004, and was nearly (...)
Commission adopts revised Leniency Notice to reward companies that report hard-core cartels On 6 December 2006 the Commission adopted a revised Notice on Immunity from Fines and Reduction of Fines in Cartel Cases (the “2006 Leniency Notice”). The 2006 Leniency Notice builds on the achievements (...)
The European Commission proposes to set a settlement procedure to enable itself (with the parties’ agreement) to simplify the ordinary procedure in appropriate cartel cases. Companies subject to an investigation and convinced that the Commission can prove their involvement in a cartel on the (...)