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Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte

King & Spalding (Brussels)

Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte is a partner in the Brussels office of King & Spalding and heads the Antitrust & Competition practice in Europe. She provides strategic and legal advice to companies and investors in complex competition matters, with a particular emphasis on EU and multijurisdictional merger control, antitrust investigations and State aid. She represents clients before the European Commission, national competition authorities and the European Courts. Recognized by Chambers as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Europe, Salomé was named one of the world’s top antitrust lawyers by Global Competition Review in their latest “Women in Antitrust” report. In 2018, Politico Europe ranked her as one of the 20 “Women Who Shape Brussels” for her work as a competition lawyer. Salomé graduated in Law and Economics from the University of Deusto (Spain), and received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School (USA) and her Ph.D. in law from the European University Institute (Italy). She speaks Spanish, German, English, Italian and French.

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2209 Bulletin

Susan Bright, Charles Brasted, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, Angus Coulter, Christopher Hutton The EU Commission publishes an assessment and seeks feedback on its initiative to define the application of EU competition law to collective bargaining agreements for self-employed workers


On 6 January 2021, the European Commission published an "Inception Impact Assessment" seeking feedback on an initiative aimed at defining EU competition law’s scope of application to "self-employed" workers (in advance of an open public consultation anticipated for spring 2021). This is part (...)

Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, Ivan Pico The EU General Court rules that sports associations can not stop athletes from competing in third-party events (International Skating Union)


On 16 December 2020, the General Court largely confirmed the European Commission’s Decision according to which the International Skating Union’s (the “ISU”) rules on eligibility are contrary to EU competition law. However, it partially annulled the Commission’s Decision on the ground that it (...)

Ivan Pico, Raphael Fleischer, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte The Belgian Government passes a law prohibiting companies from abusing non-dominant positions vis-à-vis companies that are economically dependent on them


A new form of competition law infringement will be enforceable in Belgium* (in addition to the prohibitions on anti-competitive agreements and abuses of a dominant position). The new Article IV.2/1 of the Belgian Competition Act (CA) will prohibit companies from abusing a non-dominant position (...)

Sabrina Borocci, François Brunet, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, May Lyn Yuen, Myrto Tagara The EU Commission publishes a Temporary Framework to guide cooperation between companies to ensure the supply and distribution of essential products during the COVID-19 pandemic


The European Commission has published a Temporary Framework Communication to provide guidance to companies that are cooperating to ensure the supply and distribution of essential products – including medicines and medical equipment – during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Communication sets out the (...)

2112 Review

Gianni De Stefano, Giovanni Labate, James Harvey, Jérémy Bernard, Laurent Eymard, Marie Blanchard, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, William Koeberlé The Coty judgment: Online selective distribution and platform bans


In its Coty Germany c. Parfumerie Akzente decision dated 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice reiterated the conditions of application of Article 101 TFEU to selective distribution agreements based on qualitative criteria. The Court also ruled for the first time on the prohibition to resell (...)


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