Alexander Italianer

European Commission
General secretary

Alexander Italianer is General Secretary. Before he was Director General for Competition of the European Commission. Prior to his appointment on 18 February 2010, he was from 2006 Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Better Regulation Agenda and Chairman of the Impact Assessment Board. After 10 years in its Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, he worked successively in the cabinets of President Santer, Commissioner Verheugen, Commissioner Telička and President Barroso, interrupted by a brief spell, from 2002-2004, as director for International Economic and Financial Affairs. He holds a graduate degree in econometrics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), and was a research associate at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) before joining the European Commission in 1985.

Linked authors

Belgian Competition Authority (Brussels)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
French State Council (Paris)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
Italian Senate
British Competition Authority - CMA (London)
UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)


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Alexander Italianer, Bruno Lasserre, Louis Vogel, Marc Jaeger Exchange of confidential information in private competition law enforcement (10 ans d’application du règlement 1/2003 et de la loi luxembourgeoise relative à la concurrence, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, 6 juin 2014)


This collection of articles broaches the sensitive topic regarding exchange of confidential information in private competition law enforcement. Issues deriving from this subject were tackled at the roundtable moderated by the President of the EU General Court, M. Marc Jaeger, on the occasion (...)

Alexander Italianer, Anne Perrot, Howard Shelanski, Matthew Readings Restructuring firms in the context of crisis: What role for merger policy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 February 2014)


This last roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 21 February 2014) was dedicated to the “Restructuring firms in the context of crisis: What role for merger policy?». The objective of this roundtable is to explore in what respect the various issues involved in merger (...)

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