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Sara Aparicio Hill

Associate
+65.6507.8187
Fax +65.6507.8111
+32.(0)2.336.1900
Fax +32.(0)2.336.1901
Sara Aparicio Hill is an associate in the firm’s Singapore office. She concentrates her practice on ASEAN and EU regulatory and compliance matters, in addition to advising on free movement of goods and services, data protection, competition, antitrust and trade matters. Sara also has experience representing clients in strategic regulatory and legislative processes before European institutions, including the Commission, Parliament, and Council.

Professional Background

Ms. Aparicio Hill previously worked at K&L Gates Brussels office. Immediately prior to joining the firm, she managed a boutique consultancy in Singapore. Previously, she gained experience at the European Commission, Directorate General Competition, and was legal counsel at a multinational IT company in the travel industry in Madrid.

Achievements

  • Scholarship for top academic achievement, M.A., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2006 (Foreign Trade)
  • Experience in proceedings before national competition authorities, including leading the defense against cartel allegations
  • Experience in regulatory due diligence procedures in M&A transactions
  • Drafting all manners of internal policies in the areas of Competition & Compliance, and Commercial and Personal Data Protection
  • Company wide implementation and corporate training for the abovementioned internal policies (such as Competition Law Compliance Manuals, On-Site investigation policies, and commercial guidelines)
  • Drafting legal opinions and appeals on free movement of goods and services cases
  • Drafting and negotiating regulatory aspects of commercial contracts (distribution services, data protection clauses)
  • Experience in external audits with respect to Data Protection, Information Technology and other Regulatory requirements
  • Regulatory compliance review of compositional and labelling requirement, health and nutrition claims and advertising of foods , functional foods, beverages, cosmetic products and feed