Baker Botts (Brussels)

Santos Miguel Leyva Rubio

Baker Botts (Brussels)

Santos Miguel Leyva Rubio is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition Law Practice in the Brussels office of Baker Botts. His area of experience touches upon all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, abuse of dominance issues, State aid and the interface between IP and antitrust. Mr. Leyva has experience across a variety of industries such as telecommunications, technology and energy sectors. He also has a particular interest in the regulatory and competition law aspects of both digital markets and the media industry.

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1122 Bulletin

David Gabathuler, Leigh Hancher, Santos Miguel Leyva Rubio, Daniel Vasbeck The EU Court of Justice reinforces its strict approach and holds that alterations to an approved aid scheme are to be cleared by the Commission (Dilly’s Wellnesshotel)


The EU’s State aid procedures are complex and often slow and not always easy to navigate. Many companies may be content to leave the process of obtaining a green light from the European Commission (the “Commission”) to government authorities. Or they may take comfort from the fact that a large (...)

Maxime Tecqmenne, Santos Miguel Leyva Rubio The EU Commission clears a merger after an investigation into the potential anti-competitive effects resulting from a major data transfer in the digital music streaming sector (Apple / Shazam)


The European Commission has unconditionally cleared Apple’s EUR 400 million purchase of Shazam. Following an in-depth phase II investigation into the possible anti-competitive effects resulting from Apple getting access to Shazam’s data set, the Commission concluded that the proposed merged (...)

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