United Kingdom's Competition Authority - CMA (London)

Louise Aberg

United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Assistant Legal Director

Louise Aberg is Assistant Legal Director at the Competition and Markets Authority. She previously was an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery for 9 years. She is currently seconded in the antitrust department of the Washington, DC office. Prior to that, she was associate in Paris. She focuses her practice on competition law. Prior to joining McDermott, Louise-Astrid was an intern at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in the cartels department. She also interned in the competition department of an international law firm in Brussels. Louise-Astrid is admitted to practice in New York and Paris.

Auteurs associés

Jones Day (Brussels)
Franklin (Paris)
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati (Brussels)
SGAE - Secrétariat Général des Affaires Européennes (Paris)
K&L Gates (Brussels)
McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Washington DC)


Louise Åberg (McDermott Will & Emery)
Louise Aberg 27 juin 2018 Brussels


1412 Bulletin

Louise Aberg The EU Court of Justice confirms that the Commission has a considerable margin of discretion to revise a proposed fine upwards concerning companies that have withdrawn from a settlement procedure (Timab Industries)


The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Confirms the Commission’s Approach to Hybrid Settlements* The case follows on from the Commission’s Animal Feed Phosphates cartel decision pursuant to which fines totalling €176 million were imposed on a number of producers of animal feed for (...)

Louise Aberg, Lionel Lesur The French Competition Authority sanctions companies for implementing a transaction which has been notified to the FCA but has not yet received a clearance decision in the telecommunications industry (Alice & SFR / OTL)


FRENCH COMPETITION AUTHORITY IMPOSES ITS FIRST EVER FINE FOR GUN-JUMPING* For the first time ever, on 8 November 2016 the French Competition Authority (FCA) sanctioned companies for implementing a transaction that had been notified to the FCA but not yet received a clearance decision, (...)

Louise Aberg The EU General Court dismisses an undertaking’s application seeking the reimbursement of interests paid for being late in paying a cartel fine due to its involvement in the industrial bags cartel (Trioplast)


GENERAL COURT OF THE EU DISMISSES TRIOPLAST APPLICATION SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT OF INTEREST PAID FOR BEING LATE IN PAYING CARTEL FINE* With a judgment handed down on 12 May 2016 (Case T-669/14, Trioplast Industrier AB v. European Commission), the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) (...)

Mai Muto, Louise Aberg, Stefan M. Meisner, Christian Krohs The German Regional Court of Berlin refers to questions on extradition discrimination to the EU Court of Justice in the case of the first business executive extradited to the USA on cartel charges (Romano Pisciotti)


CJEU TO RULE ON EXTRADITION OF EU CITIZENS IN CRIMINAL ANTITRUST PROCEEDINGS The first European citizen to be extradited from Europe to the United States for criminal antitrust conduct recently succeeded in having a Berlin court refer the matter of his extradition to the Court of Justice of (...)

Louise Aberg The EU Court of Justice requires the Commission to provide adequate reasons for its requests for information from cement manufacturers during the course of a cartel investigation (Cement Case)


THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE REQUIRES THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE REASONS FOR ITS REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION* On March 10, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered its judgment in the so-called Cement case, (C-247/14 P HeidelbergCement v Commission, (...)

Louise Aberg The EU General Court upholds a €131 million fine imposed by the Commission on two undertakings for participating in a cartel in the gas insulated switchgear market (GIS cartel)


THE GENERAL COURT OF THE EU UPHOLDS CARTEL FINES OF €131M IMPOSED ON TOSHIBA AND MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, DISMISSES ARGUMENTS BASED ON PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL TREATMENT* By two judgments of January 19, 2016 (Case T-404/12 Toshiba v. Commission and Case T-409/12 Mitsubishi Electric v. Commission), the (...)

Lionel Lesur, Louise Aberg, Philipp Werner The European Court of Justice rules that the EU Commission can bring follow-on actions for damages on behalf of the EU in cartel cases (Otis)


EU Commission Can Bring Follow-On Actions for Damages on Behalf of the European Union in Cartel Cases* On 6 November 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the European Commission was entitled to represent the European Union in an action for damages before national (...)

Lionel Lesur, Louise Aberg The French Competition Authority withdraws its authorisation of an undertaking’s purchase of rival commercial television company in the TV market and imposes a €30 m fine for failing to fulfill the 59 remedies imposed by the Authority (Canal Plus / TPS)


WITHDRAWAL OF CLEARANCE DECISION AND EUR 30 MILLION FINE AGAINST CANAL PLUS FOR UNFULFILLED MERGER CLEARANCE COMMITMENTS* The French Competition Authority has taken a hard stance by withdrawing its authorization of French broadcaster Canal Plus’ purchase of rival commercial television company (...)

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