DG COMP (Brussels)

Alexander Schaub

DG COMP (Brussels)
Case officer

Alexander Schaub has served since 2002 as director-general of the Directorate-General for Internal Market and services at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, serving Commissioner Frits Bolkestein. The Directorate-General (DG) coordinates the Commission’s policy on the European Single Market, and is responsible for developing a single market in several sectors including financial services. From 1995 to 2002, as director-general for DG Competition, Dr. Schaub was Europe’s "competition guru," holding one of the most influential jobs in the Commission. He served commissioners Karel van Miert and Mario Monti, and was involved in the controversial rejection by the Commission of General Electric’s plans to buy Honeywell International, after the deal gained easy approval from the U.S. Justice Department. He has participated in numerous economic summits and meetings of the European Council and has published a book on the European Parliament and articles on competition, trade, economic and financial topics. Dr. Schaub served on the Faculty of Session 321, Transitioning Economies: Comparative Models, 1995; and is an alumnus of Session 157, The United States, Europe and the Developing World, 1974.

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Alexander Schaub, Claude Rakovsky, Henri Piffaut, Peter De Luyck The EU Commission approves, subject to remedies, a merger between two leading French oil companies (TotalFina / Elf Aquitaine)


"The case TotalFina / Elf Aquitaine: preserving a contestable and competitive market in an industry that is of a particularly sensitive nature to the consumer"* On 24 August 1999 the Commission was notified of the proposed acquisition by TotalFina of Elf Aquitaine. These two companies are the (...)

Alexander Schaub The EU Commission authorises the merger between two US civil and military aerospace companies raising the issue of international cooperation in antitrust matters (Boeing / McDonnell Douglas)


"International co-operation in antitrust matters: making the point in the wake of the Boeing/MDD proceedings"* Faced with “global” cases antitrust authorities worldwide need to cooperate Global trade and competition have an impact on most of the policies carried out by Governments all over the (...)

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