Vincent Verouden is a competition economist with over 20 years’ experience in antitrust, merger control and state aid control. He presently works at the European Commission (DG Competition), in the unit for the ex-post economic evaluation of EU competition policy and enforcement. Until December 2021, he was a member of the European Commission’s Recovery & Resilience Task Force, set up in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis to coordinate the implementation of the EU’s Recovery & Resilience Fund (RRF). Prior to joining the Task Force, Vincent worked as an economic consultant in the private sector (2014‐2019) and held various positions in DG Competition, including that of Deputy Chief Economist (2012‐2014). Vincent is a Solvay Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and teaches at the Brussels School of Competition’s LL.M. programme. He is the author of many publications on competition policy, and a co-editor of the reference book “EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics” (Kluwer, 2017). Vincent obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Tilburg University in 2001.
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ECJ upholds Commission decision in Dutch building materials case CVK* On 18 December 2007, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed an appeal lodged by the Dutch firm Cementbouw against the Court of First Instance’s (CFI) judgment of 23 February 2006 in Case T-282/02 Cementbouw v (...)
"Commission launches public consultation on draft Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines"* I. Introduction On 13 February, the Commission launched a public consultation on draft Guidelines on the assessment of non-horizontal mergers under the Merger Regulation. Non-horizontal mergers include (...)