Sheppard Mullin (Brussels)

Ana Álvarez Vidal

Sheppard Mullin (Brussels)

Ana Alvarez is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition Law Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin’s Brussels office. She advises on EU and Spanish competition law, including State aid matters in several sectors such as air and rail transport, energy, insurance and basic industries. She is also involved in EU litigation cases before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. She works on all competition matters such as competition investigations, State aid issues, merger control and gun jumping, actions for damages, and advisory. Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Ana Alvarez was trained in EU Law in Spain and Belgium and she received an LL.M. in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe. She was part of the antitrust groups of other law firms in Spain and Brussels, with a focus in the telecommunications, transport and basic industries. She also gained valuable experience from the European Commission as a trainee in 2021-2022 at the Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition.

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Jacques Derenne, Ana Álvarez Vidal Tax ruling: The General Court of the European Union vindicates the Commission in the Belgian tax rulings saga by confirming, on referral after appeal, the validity of its decision contributing to its fight against favourable tax treatment within the internal market (Kingdom of Belgium)


On September 20, 2023, the General Court delivered its judgment in the case concerning the Belgian tax rulings scheme for excess profits. The Court found that the Commission had correctly identified the Belgian tax rulings as an illegal state aid scheme. As a result, the Court dismissed the (...)

Jacques Derenne, Ana Álvarez Vidal Foreign subsidies: The European Union adopts a new control regime for "foreign subsidies distorting the internal market", which is fully applicable from 12 July 2023 for ex-officio investigations by the Commission, and from 12 October 2023, for notifications by companies


On July 12, 2023, regulation 2022/2560 on foreign subsidies [hereinafter "subsidy regulation"] began to apply to all EU and non-EU companies and to all sectors of the economy. It fills a regulatory gap that had existed since 1958. The European Commission is vested with broad investigative and (...)


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