European Commission - DG REGIO (Brussels) European Commission Representation in Portugal (Lisbon)

Sofia Alves

European Commission - DG REGIO (Brussels), European Commission Representation in Portugal (Lisbon)
Director / Head of Representation

Sofia Alves is director at DG for Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO) since September 2021 and head of representation of the European Commission in Portugal since 2016. Prior to that, Sofia Alves was Head of Unit at the European Commission, DG Competition, responsible for coordination of the European Competition Network (ECN) from 2013 to 2015. She has an extensive background in law, holding a degree from Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal and a Master’s degree in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Before joining the European Commission DG Competition – as an administrator, in March 2003, Ms. Alves spent five years with the General Court in Luxembourg as Référendaire in the chambers of the Portuguese judge, Rui Moura Ramos. While working at the European Commission, Ms. Alves worked in the Transport Anti-Trust Unit, and the Mergers Policy and Case Scrutiny Unit. In March 2008, she was named Deputy Head of Unit in Mergers, Unit E4 – Basic Industries, Manufactured Goods and Agriculture, and supervised a great number of DG COMP merger investigations in these sectors.

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European Commission - DG CNECT (Brussels)
European Commission
European Commission - DG HR (Brussels)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
DG EMPL (Brussels)


916 Bulletin

Claes Bengtsson, Enrique Sepulveda-Garcia, Glykeria Demataki, Kamila Kloc-Evison, Sofia Alves The European Commission approves a merger in the manufacture of ethylene oxide and ethylene glycols illustrating the forward-looking nature of merger control analysis (Ineos / Dormagen)


"Ineos/BP Dormagen : Illustrating the forward-looking nature of merger control analysis"* On 10 August 2006, the European Commission approved, after an in-depth investigation, the acquisition of BP’s ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol business, situated in Dormagen, Germany (“BP Dormagen”) by (...)

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