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Luc Peeperkorn

Senior official

DG Competition (Brussels)

After having studied economics and political science at the University of Amsterdam, Luc worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he specialised in industrial economics, public finance and welfare economics. In 1991 he joined DG Competition of the European Commission, where since 1995 he has been dealing with general policy issues. He was part of the team responsible for the review of EC competition policy towards vertical agreements and the main author of the rules that entered into force in 2000. He was also the author of the new De Minimis Notice adopted in 2001. Subsequently he was member of the team responsible for the review of the Transfer of Technology Block Exemption Regulation and one of the main authors of the new rules that entered into force in 2004. Subsequent to that he was responsible for the policy review of Article 82 (now Article 102) and one of the main authors of the Discussion Paper on the Application of Article 82 to Exclusionary Abuses published in December 2005 and the Guidance on the Commission’s enforcement priorities in applying Article 82 of the EC Treaty to abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings published in February 2009. More recently he was responsible for the review of the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Restraints Guidelines. The revised rules were adopted in April 2010 and entered into force on 1 June 2010. Currently he works on the review of the Transfer of Technology Block Exemption Regulation.

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