Johannes Laitenberger

DG COMP (Brussels)
Director-General

Johannes Laitenberger is the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition. He took office on 1 September 2015. Under the political guidance of Commissioner Vestager, he manages the Directorate-General within the framework set by its mission statement and work programme. He has been Deputy Director-General of the Commission’s Legal Service (2014-15), Head of Cabinet of President Barroso (2009-14), Spokesman of the European Commission (2005-09) and Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Reding (2003-04). Johannes Laitenberger started his career in the European Institutions in 1996 as an adviser in the General Secretariat of the Council. In 1999, he joined the Commission as a case handler in the Directorate-General for Competition (formerly DG IV) and soon became Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Reding (1999-2003). He studied Philosophy at the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon, and law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, and qualified as a German lawyer. He was born in Hamburg, Germany and grew up in Hamburg and Lisbon, Portugal.

Linked authors

ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
University of St. Gallen (St Gall)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
European Commission
ELIG Gürkaynak (Istanbul)
Linklaters (Brussels)
French State Council (Paris)
CRA International (Paris)

Videos

Johannes Laitenberger - New Frontiers of Antitrust 2016
Johannes Laitenberger 13 June 2016 Paris

Articles

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Burcu Can, François-Charles Laprévote, Johannes Laitenberger, Simon J. Evenett Competition and trade policies: TTIP or the return of the UFOs? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 13 June 2016)

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This first roundtable of the “New frontiers of Antitrust” conference held in Paris on June 13th 2016 was dedicated to the links between competition and trade policies in light of the ongoing negotiation of the TTIP between the European Union and the United States. After an introduction of (...)

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