Visa (London)

Julia Holtz

Visa (London)
Executive Director

Julia Holtz is the Executive Director for Competition at Visa since 2017, based in London. Before that, Julia was Director of Competition at Google. Whilst at Google, she leaded a team of lawyers in London and Brussels who counsel on all competition law aspects of Google’s activities in EMEA, India and China. Major projects involved the acquisition of DoubleClick, Google’s involvement in the European Commission’ browser case against Microsoft, the merger approval of Motorola, and Google’s antitrust cases before the European Commission. Before joining Google, Julia practiced competition law in Brussels at Clifford Chance, predominantly merger control and abuse of dominance cases. She is a non-governmental advisor to the ICN for the United Kingdom, and holds classes at the College of Europe in Bruges. She is a member of the steering committee of the European Forum on Competition Litigation. Global Competition Review named her corporate counsel of the year 2012. Julia holds a law degree from Passau University, Germany, and a degree in law and cultural studies from the University of Aix-Marseile, France.

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David Schmidt, Eric Morgan de Rivery, Frank Lichtenberg, Gautier Duflos, Jean-Yves Art, Julia Holtz, Richard Gilbert Lisbon Conference - Panel IV - Intellectual property and competition - complementary policies? The case of the software and pharmaceutical industries (15 January 2010)


Does patent protection restrict U.S. drug use? The impact of patent expiration on U.S. drug prices, marketing, and utilization Franck R. LICHTENBERG*, Columbia University National Bureau of Economic Research, Faculty Fellow, Lerner Center Gautier DUFLOS*, University of Paris I, Paris (...)


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