Sara Ashall

Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)
Lawyer (Counsel)

Sara Ashall is counsel in the Antitrust practice. She focuses on EU merger control, cartel investigations, antitrust proceedings and EU State aid law. Sara spent 5 years as an associate in the Shearman & Sterling antitrust group before moving to the technology, media and telecommunications merger unit of DG Competition at the European Commission. This time at DG COMP gives her unparalleled insight into the procedures and decision-making practices of the Commission. Sara represents clients in a range of industries including high tech, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and aviation before the EU and UK competition law authorities.

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Brussels)
Airbus (Paris)
Avisa Partners
Lonza (Basel)
Shearman & Sterling (London)
Shearman & Sterling (London)
University College London
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)


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1683 Bulletin

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 (...)

Sara Ashall, James Webber, Matthew Readings The EU Commission imposes a fine of €28 million for “gun-jumping” on a Japanese manufacturer of imaging and optical products (Canon / Toshiba)


On 27 June 2019 the European Commission imposed a fine of €28 million on the Japanese imaging and optical products manufacturer Canon for “gun-jumping” by using a warehousing structure in its 2016 acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems (TMS), and this comes two years after the Commission announced (...)


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