Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Partner Brussels
scisnaldeugarte@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.214.2837
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000
Belgium

Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte is a partner based in the Brussels office of Crowell & Moring. She is admitted to practice in Spain (Madrid) and in Belgium (Brussels) and focuses on EU law, particularly on antitrust and competition, regulatory, and international trade law. Salomé is a trusted advisor to many European and global corporations across a wide range of sectors, from luxury and consumer goods, chemicals, energy and natural resources, to financial services, media, and technology. She represents clients before the European Commission, national competition or other regulatory authorities, and in European courts. As part of her extensive competition experience, she has handled mergers at the EU and national level, advised clients on compliance and cartel investigations, and provided strategic and legal counseling on complex dominance matters, including on issues relating to, e.g., standard essential patents, FRAND commitments, and technology licensing. She is widely recognized for her capabilities handling state aid matters, and has substantial experience dealing with vertical issues relating to retail distribution and online commerce of branded goods.

In 2013, she received the International Law Office's (ILO) "EU Competition Lawyer of the Year" Client Choice Award, which recognizes those lawyers and law firms around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Clients described her as providing "brilliant and spot-on advice on the legal issues, as well as on the required strategy to get the best results," outlined the value of her "prior in-house experience and her familiarity with the expectations of U.S. and European clients," as well as her "extensive experience with both competition law and consumer protection law [which] sets her apart from most practitioners."

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Salomé worked in the Brussels' antitrust, competition and trade teams of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mayer Brown, and as director for European & regulatory affairs at Whirlpool Europe.

Salomé currently serves as a vice-chair and member of the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU). She is also the president of the Harvard Club of Belgium and a member of the Harvard Alumni Association board. Salomé holds a position as associate professor on EU competition law at ESADE and IE Law Schools and is also a fellow of the Center for European Studies/IE in Madrid. She frequently writes and speaks on issues of competition and trade.

Salomé graduated summa cum laude in law and economics from the University of Deusto (Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura) and holds a master of laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, where she was an associate fellow of the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard. She obtained a Ph.D. in law from the European University Institute in Florence and has been a Fulbright Scholar.

She is fluent in Spanish, German, English, Italian, and French.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: Madrid, Brussels (E-List), and before the European Courts

Other Affiliations

  • President and Member of the Board, Harvard Club of Belgium (September 2013-present)
  • President and Member of the Board, Fulbright Alumni Association in Brussels (March 2013-present)
  • Vice Chair and Director of the Board, American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (March 2013 – present)
  • Member, Studienvereinigung für Kartellrecht
  • Member, Asociación de Defensa de la Competencia
  • Faculty Member, Master of International Legal Studies, IE Law School
  • Faculty Member, Master of Laws, International Business Law, Esade Law School


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Speeches & Presentations

  • "Antitrust Enforcement in the Digital Economy - Current Trends in the EU," Crowell & Moring Seminar (September 22, 2016). Presenters: Judith Bussé, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Thomas De Meese, Thomas Kramler, and Emmelie Wijckmans.
  • "Turf Wars: The Growing Attack on Synthetic Turf Crumb Rubber," Webinar (September 7, 2016). Presenters: William L. Anderson and Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • Opening Address, The Renaissance of Verticals, 32nd AmCham EU Annual Competition Policy Conference, Brussels, Belgium (October 13, 2015). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "LuxLeaks – The EU State Aid Investigations into Multinationals’ Tax Rulings in Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium," Crowell & Moring's Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2015, San Francisco, CA (October 9, 2015). Presenter: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Infrastructure and Capacity Mechanisms and the European Energy Market – The Role of EU Competition Law," 11th European Law and Economics Analysis Symposium: "Re-Energizing the European Energy Market," College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (June 17, 2015). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "BEPS, Transfer Pricing and EU State Aid Investigations," 81st Annual API Federal Tax Forum for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry in Houston, Texas (April 27-28, 2015). Panelists: David Blair and Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "This Year in Trade - What's Ahead in 2015: Export Controls," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 10, 2015). Presenters: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, and David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Year in Trade - What's Ahead in 2015: Sanctions," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 10, 2015). Presenters: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte and Cari N. Stinebower.
  • "Patent Assertion Entities & Privateers," Conference on Competition Law in the Technology Sector, The Brussels Technology Days, organised by the “European Corporate Counsel," Brussels, Belgium (October 15, 2014). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • Opening Address, The Future of European Competition Policy, AmCham EU Annual Competition Policy Conference, Brussels, Belgium (October 14, 2014). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Increased Trade and Investment and Regulatory Convergence Between the United States and the European Union," Crowell & Moring Trade Association Breakfast: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2014). Speaker: Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "2014 European Conference at Harvard – Regeneration," Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (March 2014). Panelist: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "The Transformation of Europe," Aspen Institute Spain and ESADE Business and Law School, Barcelona (March 2014). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "The Recovery of the Spanish Economy," Aspen Institute Spain and University Carlos III, Madrid (October 2013). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Global Forum 2012," EU Competition Issues of the Energy Sector, IE Law School, Madrid (May 2012). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "EU Trade Policy in Times of Crisis," IE Law School Master Class, Brussels (May 2012). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Global Forum 2011," EU Competition Issues of the Energy Sector, IE Law School, Madrid (October 2011). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Compliance and Corporate Governance: A New World of Regulation?" Iberian Lawyer International Legal Summit 2011, Lisbon, Portugal (March 2011). Panelist: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Europe's North American Invasion – EU's Bilateral Trade Agreements with Canada and Mexico vs NAFTA," American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section Fall Meeting, Paris, France (November 2010). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Brand Owners & Retailers," Mayer Brown International Conference on Vertical Restraints, Brand Owners/Retailers/Internet (November 2008). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "How Can TDI Tackle Distortions in the Globalised Economy? – The View of the Community Industry," European Commission (DG Trade) Trade Defense Instruments (TDI) Seminar (October 2008). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Competitiveness in a Global Economy: A Challenge to Trade Discipline?" Reform of Trade Defense Instruments Conference (November 2007). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "Merger Control in Latin America," Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London (November 2001). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "The Role of Competition Law in Infrastructure Services: The Case of the European Liberalised Energy Markets," Inter-American Development Bank Competition Policy in Infrastructure Services Conference, Washington D.C. (April 2001). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.
  • "EC Competition Law," International Development Law Institute Seminar, Rome, Italy (June 2000). Speaker: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte.


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Firm News & Announcements

Mar.24.2016 Chambers Ranks Nine Attorneys and Four Groups in 2016 Global Guide
Apr.08.2015 Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa Recommends Crowell & Moring in Seven Practice Areas and Names Four Lawyers to Elite List
Jan.13.2015 Crowell & Moring Releases Third Annual Litigation Forecast Report and Inaugural Regulatory Forecast
May.19.2014 Crowell & Moring Adds Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte as Antitrust, International Trade, and Regulatory Partner in Brussels
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