Jérôme Vidal

French Competition Authority (Paris)
Deputy Head of the Mergers Unit

Jérôme Vidal is Deputy Head of the Mergers Unit at the Autorite de la concurrence. He is graduated from Bordeaux IEP and has a DEA diploma in Political Science. He first held a position as writer officer at the 3B unit for national mergers control at the DGCCRF, before becoming seconded National Expert at the European Commission Directorate for Competition (DG COMP). Then he was appointed European affairs Adviser to the Autorité de la concurrence President and Permanent case officer at the Autorité de la concurrence Mergers Unit, before becoming General Inspector at the DGCCRF and Head of the city of Lille Competition investigations interregional brigade (BIEC – Brigade interrégionale d’enquêtes de concurrence), and then Head of the entire Competition control services for the Nord – Pas-de-Calais region. Since 2014, he teaches Competition Law at the Lille SKEMA Business School and at the Montpellier Competition, consumption and fraud control National School.

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DGCCRF (Paris)
French Competition Authority (Paris)
ARCEP (Paris)
European External Action Service
Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)
DG COMP (Brussels)
McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)


5340 Bulletin

Adrian Lübbert, Isabelle Neale-Besson, Jérôme Vidal, Jocelyn Guitton The European Commission approves a merger between two US software companies subject to a set of commitments ensuring fair competition in the sector of computer security (Intel / McAfee)


Intel/McAfee* Introduction On 26 January 2011 the European Commission approved the proposed acquisition of McAfee by Intel, both of the US. The approval is conditional upon a set of commitments ensuring fair competition in the sector of computer security. Computer security is a growing (...)

Catherine Boussac, Jennifer Siroteau, Jérôme Vidal, Thomas Piquereau The French Minister of the Economy clarifies his position on the risk of coordination by parent companies while clearing his first transaction in the banking sector (NatIxis)


Summary The NatIxis case was the first decision by the French Minister of the Economy on an important merger in the banking sector, which was recently included in his area of responsibility. Examination of the proposed merger provided the occasion to apply a national approach to the banking (...)

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