OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

Ruben Maximiano

Université Catholique de Lille, OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Senior Competition Expert

Ruben Maximiano is a Senior Competition Expert at the OECD and a lecturer at Lille Catholic University, where he teaches EU competition law. At the OECD, Mr. Maximiano is Regional Manager for Asia Pacific Region in the Competition Division of the OECD, where he runs the OECD side of the Competition Programme of the OECD Korea Policy Centre. He also co-ordinates the competition work on Covid-19. Before joining the OECD, Mr. Maximiano worked at the European Commission for nearly 5 years, having worked mostly on merger control in a number of sectors and been a part of the Financial Crisis Task Force where he worked on state aid in the banking. Prior to that he worked at the Portuguese Competition Authority where he was Senior Legal Advisor and as a Lawyer in Vieira de Almeida & Associados in Lisbon, Portugal in the Competition Law and Telecoms regulation field. He is admitted to the Portuguese Bar. Mr. Maximiano received an LL.M. in European Law from the College of Europe.


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817 Bulletin

Andrea Amelio, Miguel de la Mano, Pablo Asbo, Ruben Maximiano, Viktor Porubsky The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger in the baking industry after analysis of possible coordinated effects (ABF / GBI)


ABF/GBI Business: coordinated effects baked again* I. Introduction Just a few months after the Court of Justice gave a key ruling in Sony/BMG v Impala, the Commission adopted its decision in the ABF/GBI Businesscase. This was the first case since Airtoursin which the Commission intervened (...)

1712 Review

Ruben Maximiano, Matteo Giangaspero, Cristina Volpin Main challenges in adjudicating competition law cases (9th OECD/Korea Policy Centre Competition Law Seminar for Asia-Pacific Judges - Bangkok, May 30–31st, 2019)


Every year the OECD/Korea Policy Centre offers judges in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss competition law and competition economics in order to endow judges in the region with the tools to deal with competition cases in their jurisdictions. 1. The ninth OECD/Korea Policy Centre (...)


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