Xavier Boutin

Compass Lexecon (Brussels)
Economist (Senior consultant)

Xavier Boutin is a Senior consultant in Compass Lexecon’s European competition policy practice. He has more than 12 years of experience in economic and econometric modelling for the analysis of competition cases, business strategies and the evaluation of public policies (including State aid). Previously an economist in the Chief Economist Team (CET) of the European Commission’s DG Competition since 2008, Xavier has been responsible for producing key economic analysis. He has participated in the decision process at the highest level in a wide variety of high level antitrust, merger and state aid cases, as well as policy issues. He has also participated to the defence of Commission decisions in front of the ECJ. Besides work on cases, Xavier has had a key impact on the DG Competition’s policy setting in important areas. Before joining the CET, Xavier worked as a research fellow at INSEE in France on issues such as retailing industry, dynamics of innovation, prices and mergers, impact of environmental taxes, corporate finance and competition policy. A graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, Xavier also holds a degree from ENSAE and a PhD in Economics from EHESS (Paris School of Economics). He is still active in research and teaching. His research has, for instance, appeared in the Journal of Financial Economics and in the Economic Journal. He has been teaching in Centrale, Supelec and ENSAE. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Economics and Research Fellow at ULB.

Auteurs associés

UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)
King’s College (London)
Clifford Chance (Brussels)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
King’s College (London)
White & Case (Brussels)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
British Competition Authority - CMA (London)


Xavier Boutin
Xavier Boutin 3 février 2017 Londres


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Damien Neven, Jorge Padilla, Xavier Boutin Roundtable : The EU Court of Justice reverses the General Court’s decision in an abuse of dominance case against a big tech company in the market for processors and rules that rebates should be judged under rule of reason (Intel)


Roundtable Discussion on the ECJ ruling in Intel* On 6 September 2017, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) issued a landmark judgment where it set aside the judgment of the General Court (“GC”) in the highly debated Intel matter. This judgment is of particular significance because it provides (...)

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