Peter Eberl

European Commission - DG CNECT (Brussels)
Head of Unit

Peter Eberl is head of unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. Prior to this he was case manager at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition dealing with mergers in the sectors of health, transport, post and other services. Prior to his current assignment, he worked in DG Competition’s Antitrust and Merger Case Support Unit that assists the Deputy Director General and advises on horizontal and coherence issues in antitrust and merger cases. One of his tasks was advising the Chinese State Council and MOFCOM on the implementation of the Chinese merger control regime. Peter joined the European Commission in 2002 and worked as a case officer in a number of high profile cases in various sectors, in particular in telecommunications, media, energy and consumer goods. Peter studied law and economics in Bayreuth, Aix-en Provence (Maîtrise en droit international) and Rennes (D.E.A. en droit communautaire). Before joining the European Commission, he worked in law firms in Belgium, Germany and the United States and for the French Telecommunications Regulator.

Linked authors

University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
CRA International (Paris)
ENSAE Paris-Tech
DG COMP (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
European Commission
SGAE - Secrétariat Général des Affaires Européennes (Paris)


3294 Bulletin

Bertrand Jéhanno, Carl-Christian Buhr, Julia Brockhoff, Penelope Papandropoulos, Peter Eberl, Vera Pozzato The EU Commission clears merger in the online advertising market applying for the first time the non horizontal merger guidelines (Google / DoubleClick)


"Google/DoubleClick: The first test for the Commission’s nonhorizontal merger guidelines"* I. Introduction The Google/DoubleClickmerger generated considerable interest as it concerned the ubiquitous search engine that most Europeans use in their daily lives. From a competition policy (...)

Bertrand Jéhanno, Franck Dupont, Johannes Luebking, Peter Eberl, Sandra Kijewski The European Commission conditionally approves merger in the music publishing business addressing the issue of market power of music publishers in view of evolutions in digital music publishing (Universal/BMG)


"Universal / BMG: Market power of music publishers in view of evolutions in digital music publishing"* On 22 May 2007, the European Commission approved, subject to conditions, the acquisition by Universal Music Group Inc. (“Universal”) of BMG Music Publishing (“BMG”). Both companies are active in (...)

Alessandro Paolicchi, Augustijn Van Haasteren, Clémentine Martini, Geerts Wils, Giuseppe Conte, Kirsten Bachour, Peter Eberl, Philippe Redondo The European Commission approves a merger between two undertakings operating in the gas sector, electricity generation and retail, and in energy services keeping energy markets in Belgium and France open and contestable through far-reaching remedies (Gaz de France, Suez)


"Gaz de France/Suez: Keeping energy markets in Belgium and France open and contestable through far-reaching remedies"* I. Introduction Following an in-depth investigation, the Commission approved under the EU Merger Regulation the merger between Gaz de France (‘GDF‘) and the Suez Group on 14 (...)

Claes Bengtsson, Kristóf Kovács, Peter Eberl, Søren Bo Rasmussen, Walter Tretton The European Commission clears a merger in the Danish energy sector remedying competition problems through infrastructure unbundling and gas release (DONG/Elsam/E2)


"DONG/Elsam/E2: Remedying competition problems in an energy merger through infrastructure unbundling and gas release"* 1. Introduction Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission on 14 March 2006 authorised — subject to commitments — the acquisition by Danish natural gas (...)

2509 Review

Catherine Prieto, Laurent Flochel, Peter Eberl, Thibaud Vergé Conference - Reform of vertical distribution - Roundtable I : A stronger economic analysis : Market power, efficiency gains... What changes for the new approach ? (Paris, 27 May 2010)


This first roundtable of the conference “Reform of vertical distribution”, Paris, 27 may 2010, is dedicated to the role of economic analysis. The economists insist that the reform is a mere update of the vertical guidelines rather than a massive change with regard to economic analysis. It is (...)

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