Latham & Watkins (Brussels)

Álvaro López Usatorre

Latham & Watkins (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Alvaro López Usatorre is an associate in the Brussels office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice. Mr. López Usatorre advises multinational companies on EU competition law matters with a particular focus on merger control, State aid and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Latham, Mr. López Usatorre worked at a leading boutique specialized in EU and Spanish competition law in Madrid. He has also worked as a trainee at the Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission, where he focused on antitrust issues in the media sector.

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Álvaro López Usatorre The EU Court of Justice issues its judgment concerning the question of whether a subsidiary can be held liable for the anti-competitive behaviour of its parent company (Sumal / Mercedes Benz Trucks España)


Red pill or blue pill? The European Court of Justice makes its choice: subsidiaries can be held liable for the infringements of their parent companies (Case C-882/19 – Sumal)* On 6 October 2021, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its very much-awaited judgment in case C-882/19 Sumal, (...)

Álvaro López Usatorre, Paula Pernas Castrillo The EU Court of Justice AG Kokott discusses the criteria to consider consistent administrative practices as aid schemes under Article 1(d) of Regulation 2015/1589 (Magnetrol International)


On 3 December 2020, Advocate General (AG) Kokott delivered her Opinion on whether an administrative practice of the Belgian tax authorities could fall within the notion of “aid scheme” as provided in Article 1(d) of Regulation 2015/1589, of 13 July 2015, laying down detailed rules for the (...)

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