European Commission (Brussels)

Claes Bengtsson

European Commission (Brussels)
Head of Unit, Chief Economist Team

Claes Bengtsson is Head of Unit in the Chief Economist Team at DG Competition since 2019. He has over nineteen years of economics experience at the European Commission. Dr. Bengtsson received a Ph.D. in Economics from studies at University of Copenhagen and at Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. After graduation, he worked as Head of Section at the Danish Ministry of Finance for two years. Then, he joined the European Commission and held several positions such as Deputy Chief Economist, Deputy Head of Unit - Mergers, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, and finally, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner for Competition - Margrethe Vestager.

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2704 Bulletin

Claes Bengtsson, Enrique Sepulveda-Garcia, Glykeria Demataki, Kamila Kloc-Evison, Sofia Alves The European Commission approves a merger in the manufacture of ethylene oxide and ethylene glycols illustrating the forward-looking nature of merger control analysis (Ineos / Dormagen)


"Ineos/BP Dormagen: Illustrating the forward-looking nature of merger control analysis"* On 10 August 2006, the European Commission approved, after an in-depth investigation, the acquisition of BP’s ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol business, situated in Dormagen, Germany (“BP Dormagen”) by (...)

Claes Bengtsson, Kristóf Kovács, Peter Eberl, Søren Bo Rasmussen, Walter Tretton The EU Commission clears a merger in the Danish energy sector remedying competition problems through infrastructure unbundling and gas release (DONG / Elsam / E2)


DONG/Elsam/E2: Remedying competition problems in an energy merger through infrastructure unbundling and gas release* 1. Introduction Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission on 14 March 2006 authorised — subject to commitments — the acquisition by Danish natural gas (...)

Claes Bengtsson, Kay Parplies, Rainer Becker, Stephan Simon, Ulrich von Koppenfels, Walter Tretton The EU Commission clears a merger in the engineering sector addressing the issue of bidding markets and minority stakes (Siemens / VA Tech)


"Siemens/ VA Tech: A Case of Bidding Markets and Minority Stakes"* On 26 April 2006, the merger case M.3653 — Siemens/VA Tech was closed following the successful sale, after an auction process organised by Siemens, of VA Tech‘s hydro power business to Andritz, an Austrian engineering group. (...)

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