European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)

João Vareda

European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Deputy Head of Unit

João Vareda works as a Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission (DG COMP) where he deals with antitrust cases in the telecoms sector. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal), a B.Sc. in Economics from the Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal). Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., he held a position as Economist at the Portuguese Competition Authority. His research interests are in antitrust economics and industrial organization.

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530 Bulletin

Daniel Coublucq, João Vareda, Laura Seritti The EU Commission clears a global energy leader’s biggest industrial acquisition of the third-largest competitor, subject to divesting part of the gas business to the fifth largest competitor, and other remedies (General Electric / Alstom)


General Electric / Alstom: our heavy duty* In a nutshell: The GE/Alstom merger raised concerns in relation to the supply of Heavy Duty Gas Turbines, which are expected to play an important role in the coming decades in the European energy mix. The case is interesting amongst other factors (...)

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