European Commission

Stephan Simon

European Commission
Senior Expert

Stephan Simon is a Senior Expert and case manager for mergers in the directorate dealing with service industries, in particular in transport and postal services. He has led the investigations in all container liner shipping mergers at EU level over the past five years. Prior to his current task he was a Deputy Head of Unit in the field of antitrust and has dealt with cases and complaints under both Article 101 and Article 102, with a particular expertise in the area of vertical restraints. Stephan joined the European Commission in 1995 when he took up a post in the unit of DG ECFIN dealing with competition and competitiveness.

Stephan studied law and economics at the University of St. Gallen, the London School of Economics and the University of Leicester. He obtained his Doctorate in 1996 from the University of St. Gallen and his LL.M. in European Union Law from Leicester University in 2001. He has widely published on merger control and antitrust issues and is an honorary professor at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, where he teaches the law and economics of competition policy.

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2368 Bulletin

Lorenzo Piazza, Sigyn Monke, Stephan Simon The European Commission imposes the highest-ever cartel fine on four car glass manufacturers (Asahi Glass Company, Saint-Gobain, Pilkington, Soliver)


"Commission imposes the highest-ever cartel fine (more than € 1.3 billion) on four car glass manufacturers"* On 12 November 2008 the Commission adopted a decision and imposed fines totalling € 1 383 million on four manufacturers of car glass. The addressees of the decision were the Japanese (...)

Claes Bengtsson, Kay Parplies, Rainer Becker, Stephan Simon, Ulrich von Koppenfels, Walter Tretton The EU Commission clears a merger in the engineering sector addressing the issue of bidding markets and minority stakes (Siemens / VA Tech)


"Siemens/ VA Tech: A Case of Bidding Markets and Minority Stakes"* On 26 April 2006, the merger case M.3653 — Siemens/VA Tech was closed following the successful sale, after an auction process organised by Siemens, of VA Tech‘s hydro power business to Andritz, an Austrian engineering group. (...)


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