Eric Cuziat has a long experience of the implementation of competition law and policy, at national and Community level. After several years as an inspector in the French Directorate for competition (DGCCRF), he joined the Merger Task Force of the European Commission where he was in charge of merger control and of the first merger review. Then, he was appointed as an EC temporary agent and worked for the Directorate A of the former DG IV. He dealt with coordination issues on cases and with general policy matters. Back to DGCCRF, he prepared the French position on the modernisation of regulation 17. More recently, Eric Cuziat was head of unit for mergers and state aids at DGCCRF. In 2007, he came back to the European Commission as a national expert at the Cartel directorate of DG COMP. He is now Deputy Rapporteur general at the Autorité de la concurrence and is in charge of an anti-trust unit.
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The leniency procedure is a very demanding one: it imposes to the leniency applicant a number of obligations at the marqueur application stage and at the leniency application stage. Respecting these obligations is the best means to get all the benefits of the leniency procedure. Recently, the (...)
Prosecuting Cartels in France and in Germany, Introductory papers : The Bundeskartellamt’s New Organization and Policies Andreas MUNDT President of the Bundeskartellamt 1. In an increasingly international environment where it is standard practice for businesses to operate not in several (...)
The European Commission proposes to set a settlement procedure to enable itself (with the parties’ agreement) to simplify the ordinary procedure in appropriate cartel cases. Companies subject to an investigation and convinced that the Commission can prove their involvement in a cartel on the (...)