Joos Stragier

European Commission - DG COMP
Hearing Officer

Joos Stragier was appointed as Hearing Officer in October 2013. He worked in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition since 1989. He started as a case-handler in antitrust after which he joined the policy directorate dealing with policy coordination and international relations. From 1999 until 2004, he was deputy head and then head of unit dealing with antitrust and mergers in transport sectors. Thereafter, he was put in charge of anti-trust enforcement coordination and in 2007 he became head of the newly created strategy and delivery unit. Finally, he has been in charge of DG COMP’s resources unit from 2008 until 2013. Before joining the European Commission in 1989, he worked as a corporate lawyer at the Legal Department of Kredietbank NV Brussels in the area of international, company and financial law. Joos Stragier graduated with a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in 1982. He did a post-graduate degree in European law at the College of Europe in Belgium in 1983 and then worked as a legal counsel in Kredietbank, Brussels for five years.

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Articles

4793 Bulletin

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The EU Commission agrees on a series of conditions for the introduction of new business customer tariffs by German incumbent telecom operator (Deutsche Telekom)

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"Deutsche Telekom"* On the 25th of June, Commissioner Karel Van Miert sent a letter to the German Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Mr Wolfgang Bötsch marking his agreement on a series of conditions for the introduction of new business customer tariffs by Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission grants an individual exemption under art. 85(3) of EC Treaty to a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint service on a jointly agreed schedule at jointly agreed tariff and service arrangement rates (Finncarriers/Poseidon Schiffart)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission authorizes a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between the port of Montreal and various ports in the eastern Mediterranean (Joint Mediterranean Canada Service)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission gives green light to a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service for the transport of goods between two British ports and a Polish port (British ports of Hull and Felixstowe and Polish port of Gdynia)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission authorizes a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between ports in Europe and ports in East Africa and the red sea (East African Container Service)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission gives green light to a consortium agreement in the maritime transport under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between the port of Montreal and various ports in north-west Europe (St Lawrence Coordinated Service)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier The European Commission acknowledges commitments offered by Danish pharmaceutical company in a case of abuse of dominant position in the market for insulin (Novo Nordisk)

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"Novo Nordisk"* Undertakings have been accepted from Novo Nordisk, the Danish pharmaceutical company, which are designed to ensure competition in the markets for components of Novo Nordisk‘s insulin self-injection delivery systems. Novo Nordisk is Europe’s leading insulin producer. In 1985 Novo (...)

Joos Stragier The European Commission adopts a negative decision under article 85(1) EC Treaty in a case regarding restraints on parallel trade between Member States (BASF Lacke + Farben)

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"Agreement preventing parallel trade"* In line with its well-established policy of vigorously combatting agreements or practices which artificially divide the common market and thereby prejudice the basic aims of the European Union, the Commission adopted on 12 July 1995 a negative decision (...)

Joos Stragier The European Commission approves a set of standard agreements notified by a Japanese electronics products manufacturer intended to create selective distribution system throughout Europe (Sony Pan-European Distribution Agreement)

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"Selective distribution"* On 19 February 1993 Sony notified the “Sony Pan European Dealer Agreement” (PEDA) consisting of a set of standard agreements intended to create a selective distribution system throughout Europe for its consumer electronics products. The products covered by the PEDA are (...)

Joos Stragier The European Commission clears a joint venture arrangement between nine leading European gas companies for the construction and operation of a UK Belgium subsea gas interconnection (Interconnector)

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"Joint venture arrangement"* 0n 17 May 1995 the Commission issued a comfort letter to clear a joint venture arrangement between nine leading European gas companies for the construction and operation of a UK Belgium subsea gas interconnection, in particular a high pressure gas pipeline which (...)

Joos Stragier The European Commission issues a negative clearance comfort letter concerning a purchasing agreement between the largest Danish dairy producer and a retail chain (MD Foods amba/Forenede Danske Brugsforeninger)

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"Exclusive dealing"* In a case concerning a notification of a purchasing agreement between the largest Danish dairy producer, MD Foods amba, and the retail chain, Forenede Danske Brugsforeninger (FDB), the Commission issued a negative clearance comfort letter, but only after the agreement had (...)

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