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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez is celebrated as “one of the leading members of the firm’s competition group” and highlighted for her “excellent subject matter knowledge”.  
Peers and clients say:
"She's a real superstar: bright, a pleasure to work with and someone who will fight to the end."
"Elvira stands out for her responsiveness, subject matter knowledge and ease of working with."
"She's a natural-born leader and a promising attorney."
"She has great facility with local antitrust laws, writes clearly and is responsive."


Elvira Aliende Rodriguez is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Brussels office where her practice focuses on Spanish and EU competition law.

Elvira advises clients across a range of sectors, including air transport, chemicals, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals, steel, hotel accommodation, textiles and financial services. She acts on merger control issues in international transactions, including Phase II investigations and joint ventures. Elvira has extensive experience in advising clients on article 101 (restrictive agreements) and the equivalent provisions under Spanish law. She has also participated in state aid procedures and in article 102 (abuse of dominance) cases before the EU competition authorities.

Elvira has in-depth knowledge of working before the European Commission and regularly appears in proceedings before the European courts in Luxembourg. She also appears before the national competition authorities of several member states.

Elvira regularly defends clients in international cartel investigations and follow-on litigation cases.

Elvira has published widely on competition issues and is a frequent speaker on competition law. She teaches advanced EU competition law at the College of Europe.

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