Simon Genevaz is Deputy Head of Mergers Case Support & Policy Unit at DG COMP. Before joining the European Commission, Mr. Genevaz was Head of Mergers Unit with the French Competition Authority. Prior to this, his experience includes a secondment to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as an International Fellow, serving as a Case Handler with the French Competition Authority and working as an attorney in private practice. He holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2003) and a Law Degree from the University Rennes I (2001). He is also a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and was admitted to the Agrégation in Economics and Management in 2002.
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The procedure by which merging firms can request to be allowed to proceed with a transaction before the French Competition Authority clears the deal (i.e., derogations from the suspensive effect of merger control) is not well known even if the number of such requests is currently high due to (...)
Nowadays, commitments decisions of the competition authorities are, most of the time, preceded by a consultation of third parties. These "market tests" have become a central step of the antitrust procedure and merger control. The authors of this Tendances present their experience in using this (...)
The French Competition Authority recently issued several decisions concerning mergers in bidding markets. In two recent matters (Veolia/Transdev and GDF Suez/Ne Varietur), the Authority conditionally cleared mergers between firms accounting for a large proposition of the supply-side of markets (...)
The law establishing a New Organisation for the Electricty Market provides for a temporary regulation which aims at removing the obstacles to the development of competition on the French electricity market. Its purpose is in particular to solve the margin squeeze resulting from the difference (...)
Following the work of the Champsaur Commission and the insistent pressure from Brussels, the organization of the French electricity markets should soon be substantially amended. This dossier presents, in the context of ongoing market liberalization, some of the economic and legal issues raised (...)