European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)

Daniele Calisti

European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Head of Unit – Mergers

Dr Daniele Calisti heads the European Commission’s Unit responsible for mergers in the basic industry, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. Prior to working on mergers he worked on policy initiatives at the Directorate General for Competition, which he joined in 2008.

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928 Bulletin

Christos Tsoumanis, Daniele Calisti, Marta Andres-Vaquero The EU Commission clears the acquisition subject to conditions of global office supplies company by its leading competitor but it is subsequently rejected by US FTC (Staples / Office Depot)


Staples/Office Depot: House of Paper* In a nutshell: In February this year, the European Commission approved the acquisition of Office Depot by Staples. Three months later, the US District Court for the District of Columbia granted the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to block the (...)

Arthur Stril, Daniele Calisti, Marion Bailly The EU Commission conditionally approves the acquisition of a life science company affecting the market for laboratory chemicals (Merck / Sigma-Aldrich)


Merck/Sigma-Aldrich: the 200,000 products case* In a nutshell: In the life science case Merck/Sigma-Aldrich, the Commission focused for the first time on "laboratory chemicals", a term that covers hundreds of thousands of specialty chemicals. The Commission identified concerns regarding the (...)

2043 Review

Béatrice Charlier-Bonatti, Bruno Deffains, Charles Meteaut, Daniele Calisti, Jacques Derenne, Laurent Benzoni, Suzanne Carval What compensation? Which responsibles parties? (Antitrust damages actions in France and in Europe : Current situation and upcoming changements, Paris, 13 May 2014)


The final panel of the conference held in Paris the 13th May 2014 about the reparation of competitive damages was devoted to the civil liability of the infringers. This panel helped to address various sensitive aspects of a question submitted to several provisions of the directive proposition. (...)

Daniele Calisti Which EU proposals for better antitrust damages actions ?


In March, the European Parliament and the Council reached a compromise on the 2013 Commission proposal for a directive on antitrust damages actions. The compromise text has already been voted by the Parliament. The intervention recalls the steps which led to the Commission proposal and (...)

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