Marisa has extensive experience in the field of European and competition law, both in private practice and in public administration.

Deputy Head of Unit in DG COMP (European Commission) in the Cartels Directorate, she is currently leading the investigation of several financial cases. She is the main drafter of the settlement procedure and the current Leniency Notice and participated in the working groups preparing the EU legislative package on damages for competition infringements. She has provided ad hoc technical assistance to other authorities inside and outside the EU, including her presence in the first half of 2013 at the National Competition Commission.

As an official of the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa) for 7 years, she handled antitrust cases in multiple sectors of the economy and represented the Netherlands in Brussels during that time in all antitrust legislative packages (vertical restraints, horizontal agreements, Regulation 1/2003 and modernisation package, etc.).

She practised as a lawyer at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Brussels) for 5 years, providing legal assistance to international and public companies and legal assistance in EU litigation (e.g. Eurovision I case). She also provided technical assistance as an expert selected by the European Commission in the PHARE programme for the adaptation of Latvian and Slovak legislation with a view to their subsequent accession to the EU.

A graduate in law from the Complutense University of Madrid and in European law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Marisa is a regular lecturer and author of numerous articles and chapters in specialised handbooks. She works in Spanish, English, French and Dutch.

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