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Oliver Koch

European Commission
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Mr. Oliver Koch is head of unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.

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8792 Bulletin

Karoly Nagy, Oliver Koch, Patrick Lindberg, Ricardo Cardoso de Andrade, Sandra Kijewski The EU Commission renders legally binding commitments offered by French and German incumbent gas operators concerning long-term capacity bookings (GDF) (E.ON)


The Commission’s GDF and E.ON Gas decisions concerning long-term capacity bookings - Use of own infrastructure as possible abuse under Article 102 TFEU* I. Introduction The Commission’s commitment decisions of December 2009 and May 2010 in the GDFand E.ON Gas cases dealt with foreclosure (...)

Ingrida Pucinskaite-Kubik, Karoly Nagy, Oliver Koch, Walter Tretton The EU Commission adopts a commitment decision concerning a possible abuse of a dominant position in the German gas transmission markets (RWE)


The RWE gas foreclosure case: Another energy network divestiture to address foreclosure concerns* I. Introduction On 18 March 2009 the Commission adopted a commitment decision against RWE AG for suspected infringement of EU competition law. The commitments were offered by RWE to address (...)

Christian Roques, Helena Larsson Haug, Kamila Kloc-Evison, Oliver Koch, Stefan Siebert The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the consumer goods production (Procter & Gamble / Gillette)


"Procter & Gamble/Gillette: the role of economic analysis in Phase I cases"* In July 2005, the European Commission has approved, subject to conditions, the acquisition of Gillette by Procter & Gamble. The merger creates one of the world’s biggest consumer goods producers with a (...)

Guillaume Loriot, Justin Menezes, Oliver Koch The European Commission revises notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations following adoption of the new merger regulation


"Commission revises notices following adoption of the new merger regulation"* Following the adoption of the new Merger Regulation and of the Implementing Regulation, the Commission approved, in July 2004, three new notices dealing respectively with ancillary restraints, simplified procedure (...)

François-Xavier Rouxel, Geraldine Emberger, Oliver Koch The European Commission welcomes German manufacturer of bearings to withdraw its acquisition of French bearings maker (SNFA/INA/AIG)


"Merger control: Main developments 1 January to 30 April 2004 INA/AIG/SNFA"* The proposed acquisition of the French precision bearing manufacturer SNFA by Europe’s leading bearing producer INA, jointly with the insurance group AIG, is an illustrative example for the impact of competition (...)


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