Spanish Competition Authority

María Luisa Tierno Centella

Spanish Competition Authority

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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