Dr. Alexander Italianer is a Senior international Policy Advisor. He provides strategic insight to clients on a range of global and European Union business issues including competition, international trade, foreign investment and regulatory affairs. Dr. Italianer spent more than 30 years at the European Commission eventually rising to the position of Secretary-General under President Juncker. As Secretary-General, he provided policy advice on a wide range of issues to the President and his Vice-Presidents, organized the coordination of economic policies among EU Member States, promoted improved regulation, devised the structure for Brexit preparedness, and supervised preparations for the multiannual financial framework proposals through 2027. From 2010-2015, Dr. Italianer served as Director-General for Competition, handling key antitrust, merger, and state aid cases across all critical economic sectors. During his distinguished career at the Commission, Dr. Italianer played a role in some of the most significant Commission initiatives, including negotiation of the Maastricht Treaty, the introduction of the euro, and was involved in relations with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
This collection of articles broaches the sensitive topic regarding exchange of confidential information in private competition law enforcement. Issues deriving from this subject were tackled at the roundtable moderated by the President of the EU General Court, M. Marc Jaeger, on the occasion (...)
This last roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 21 February 2014) was dedicated to the “Restructuring firms in the context of crisis: What role for merger policy?». The objective of this roundtable is to explore in what respect the various issues involved in (...)
This article reproduces the opening statement delivered at the Belgian Competition Day held in Brussels on October 21, 2010. Prof. Steenbergen emphasises that the Belgian competition authority aims at contributing to a competition culture, and that it tries to do so not only by establishing (...)