Jose-Maria Carpi-Badia

DG COMP (Brussels)
Civil servant

Since September 2015, Josep Carpi is Head of Unit A-2 in the European Commission’s DG Competition, in charge of merger case support and policy. Previously, he has had hold various management and non-management positions in DG Competition, both in antitrust and in mergers (2001-2003 and 2008-2014). Between 2003 and 2008, Josep Carpi served as a Legal secretary («référendaire») in the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (nowadays the General Court). Prior to joining the European Commission, Josep Carpi worked in legal private practice and as a legal adviser for the Representation of the Spanish region of Catalonia before the E.U. institutions. Josep Carpi holds a Master’s degree in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges and graduated in Law by the University of Barcelona. Josep Carpi has written or co-written several books and articles on competition law and policy, general EU law and EU Courts and judicial procedure. Among these, the merger chapter in Faull & Nikpay’s (2014) and the chapter on substantive assessment of mergers in Drauz & Jones’ (2012).

Linked authors

DG Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
Financial Conduct Authority (London)
German Competition Authority (Bonn)
US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington)
Steptoe & Johnson (New York)
Ipsen Group
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)

Articles

363 Bulletin

243 Review

Catherine Prieto, Laurence Idot, Martine Behar-Touchais, Florian Bien, David Bosco, Jose-Maria Carpi-Badia, Etienne Chantrel, Marta Giner Asins, Didier Théophile, Simon Vande Walle, Jérôme Vidal Towards a European merger control network

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The European Competition Network (ECN), which is well-known as an effective mechanism of cooperation for the application of articles 101 and 102 TFEU, is not extended to merger rules. However, the need for cooperation in this area encouraged the Commission and the national competition (...)

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