Dominik Schnichels

European Anti-Fraud Office - OLAF (Brussels)
Director – Investigations I

Since June 2017, Dominik Schnichels is Director of OLAF A. The directorate is responsible for internal investigations and investigations into irregularities relating to direct expenditure. He started his career as a lawyer in an international law firm, before joining the Commission in 1995, where he worked in the anti-dumping services of DG TRADE. In 1999 he changed to DG COMP, where he was responsible inter alia for the large scale sector inquiries into the European energy and pharma markets. As Deputy Head of Unit (2005) and Head of Unit (2008) he overlooked major antitrust investigations involving many energy and pharma companies. In 2011 he changed to DG SANTE where he was responsible inter alia for the development and negotiation of the new tobacco products directive. He studied law at the Universities of Passau, London (King’s College) and Munich, holds a PhD in European law and speaks German, English, French and some Russian.

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Articles

3206 Bulletin

Dominik Schnichels, Oliver Koch The European Commission imposes a € 38 M fine on electricity operator for breaking the Commission seals during an investigation (E.ON)

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"The E.ON seals case - €38 million fine for tampering with Commission seals"* In January 2008, the Commission — making use of its new powers under Article 23(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 for the first time — imposed a fine of EUR 38 million on the German energy company, E.ON Energie AG (...)

Concetta Cultrera, Dominik Schnichels, Harold Nyssens The EU Commission announces the closure of an investigation into the supply relationship between a Russian gas producer and an Italian wholesaler (Gazprom / ENI)

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"The territorial restrictions case in the gas sector: a state of play"* 1. Introduction On 6 October 2003, the Commission services announced the closure of their investigation into the supply relationship between Russian gas producer Gazprom and Italian wholesaler ENI. Just as other cases (...)

Concetta Cultrera, Dominik Schnichels, Harold Nyssens The EU Commission investigates gas supply contracts concluded by an Algerian state-owned gas company and its main European customers (Sonatrach)

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"The territorial restrictions case in the gas sector: a state of play"* 1. Introduction On 6 October 2003, the Commission services announced the closure of their investigation into the supply relationship between Russian gas producer Gazprom and Italian wholesaler ENI. Just as other cases (...)

Dominik Schnichels, Fabien Valli The EU Commission closes an investigation involving the incumbent Danish gas supplier and the country’s main gas producers after the latter committed themselves to market their production individually (DONG / DUC)

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"Vertical and horizontal restraints in the European gas sector – lessons learnt from the DONG/DUC case"* 1. Introduction On 23 April 2003 the Commission services closed their investigation into the DONG/DUC case relating to the Danish gas market . This case as well as some other cases recently (...)

Céline Gauer, Dominik Schnichels, Dorothe Dalheimer, Eddy de Smijter, Lars Kjølbye, Maija Laurila The Council of the EU adopts new rules on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82

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"Regulation 1/2003 and the Modernisation Package fully applicable since 1 May 2004"* A. Overview of the new rules As from 1st May 2004, the new enforcement system for Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty is fully applicable. With the entry into application of Regulation 1/2003, Regulation 17/62 (...)

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