Thomas Deisenhofer

DG COMP (Brussels)
Head of Unit for Mergers Control

Thomas Deisenhofer is Head of Unit for Mergers Control at the Competition Directorate-General of the European Commission. He is responsible for mergers in basic industries, manufacturing and agriculture. He acted as case-manager in cases such as Glencore/Xstrata, Outokumpu/Inoxum or Thermo Fisher/Life Technologies. Before that, he held for two years the same position in the unit responsible for merger control in the fields of telecommunications, media and IT. He also worked previously as the assistant responsible for State aid control of Philip Lowe, Director General of DG Competition, and as a “référendaire” for Advocate General Francis Jacobs at the European Court of Justice.

Linked authors

Jones Day (Brussels)
University of East Anglia - CCP (Norwich)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington DC)
British Competition Authority - CMA (London)
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

Articles

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Alexandre Bertuzzi, Daniel Coublucq, Johan Jonckheere, Julia Tew, Soledad Blanco Thomas, Thomas Deisenhofer The EU Commission clears merger between two global chemical companies, subject to remedies to ensure price and innovation competition in the markets for pesticides, petrochemicals (Dow / DuPont)

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Dow/DuPont: protecting product and innovation competition * In a nutshell: The main concerns arising in the Dow/DuPont merger related to crop protection, on both product and innovation competition. Innovation is of key importance to this industry and the merging parties were two of only five (...)

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