Pablo Asbo

Ciero/AMO (Brussels)
Senior Competition Adviser

Mr. Asbo is Senior Competition Adviser at Ciero. She was director of the competition practice at Avisa Partners. He joined Avisa Partners in 2011 after six years at the DG Competition, the last three years of which was as a case handler in the merger unit dealing with some of the following sectors: energy, environment, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, transport, food, and basic industries. He was also involved in infringement procedures against Member States. Prior to this, he worked for 3 years in the antitrust unit in the telecoms and postal sectors, dealing with Member States notifications of regulatory measures. Pablo is a qualified lawyer and holds a Master’s Degree in European Law from Maastricht University (2002). He has previous experience as legal adviser with British Telecom in Brussels.


2029 Bulletin

Augustijn Van Haasteren, Cyril Hariton, Krisztian Kecsmar, Pablo Asbo, Polyvios Panayides, Raphaël De Coninck The EU Commission approves, subject to conditions, an acquisition in the Belgian electricity market (EDF / Segebel)


EDF/Segebel (SPE) - More power to boost competition in Belgian energy markets* I. Introduction In September 2009, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration whereby Electricité de France («EDF») would acquire from Centrica, a UK energy company, a 100% stake in Segebel (...)

Andrea Amelio, Miguel de la Mano, Pablo Asbo, Ruben Maximiano, Viktor Porubsky The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger in the baking industry after analysis of possible coordinated effects (ABF / GBI)


ABF/GBI Business: coordinated effects baked again* I. Introduction Just a few months after the Court of Justice gave a key ruling in Sony/BMG v Impala, the Commission adopted its decision in the ABF/GBI Businesscase. This was the first case since Airtoursin which the Commission intervened (...)

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