In June 2021 Carles Esteva Mosso joined the Brussels office of Latham & Watkins as a partner in the antitrust & competition practice. He spent a large part of his previous career at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP), where he served in a variety of leadership positions, including as deputy director-general for mergers between 2014-2019 and deputy director-general for state aid between 2019 – 2021. Previously, he had been director for competition policy and strategy, and member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Competition Policy Mario Monti. Carles graduated in both Law and Economics at the Universidad de Barcelona and in Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, before completing a Master’s Degree in EU Law at the Institut d’Etudes Européennes of the Université Libre in Brussels. After joining the Barcelona Bar, he worked in private practice for several years before starting at the European Commission in 1994. He has lectured on competition law at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and frequently speaks publicly and publishes on competition related topics.
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This article has been nominated for the 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Introduction On 23 March 2022, the European Commission (the Commission) adopted a Temporary Crisis Framework for State aid measures to support the economy (...)
Interview conducted by Benoît Durand, Partner, RBB Economics, Brussels/Paris The most important merger decisions Between 2014 and 2019, you were deputy director-general for mergers, but your experience with merger control starts well before that, notably when you were a member of the (...)
This third roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 22th of February 2013) was dedicated to "Private Enforcement, the wave does come from Brussels, London, Paris or elsewhere? ". In the first contribution, Laurence Idot, professor at the Paris II University, provides (...)
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