College of Europe (Natolin)

Lucas Peeperkorn

Brussels School of Competition (Brussels), College of Europe (Natolin)
Academic (Professor)

Professor at the Brussels School of Competition and College of Europe. Previously Principal Advisor Antitrust Policy at DG COMP (European Commission). Studied economics and political science at the University of Amsterdam and worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Joined in 1991 the European Commission, DG Competition. Was a central figure in various teams which created what is now called the effects-based approach in EU competition policy, in particular by making new rules for supply and distribution agreements (2000 and 2010), for de minimis agreements (2001 and 2014) and for technology transfer agreements (2004 and 2014). Also co-authored the Discussion Paper on the Application of Article 82 (2005) and the Guidance on the Commission’s enforcement priorities in applying Article 82 (2009). Speaks regularlyat conferences and has published on topics such as EU competition policy towards vertical agreements, resale price maintenance, abuse of dominance and competition and innovation. Teaches at the Brussels School of Competition and was a Senior Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center at NYU.


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European Commission
Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain)
University Paris-Panthéon-Assas
Energy Community (Vienna)
Brussels School of Competition (Brussels)


6535 Bulletin

Lucas Peeperkorn The EU Court of Justice affirms the application of a consumer-oriented effects-based approach to exclusionary pricing practices of dominant undertakings and the "as efficient competitor test" (Post Danmark)


The author is Principal Expert in Antitrust Policy at DG Competition, European Commission. The views expressed in this article are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of DG Competition or the European Commission. The author expresses its thanks Ekaterina Rousseva and Carles Esteva (...)

Katja Viertiö, Lucas Peeperkorn The EU Commission issues guidance on its enforcement priorities in applying EU rules on abuse of a dominant position to abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings


"Implementing an effects-based approach to Article 82"* I. Introduction On 3 December 2008, the Commission issued Guidance on its enforcement priorities in applying Article 82 to abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings. In so doing, the Commission formally endorsed an (...)

28161 Review

Lucas Peeperkorn Defining restrictions “by object”


This article develops a definition of restrictions by object which fits well in an overall effect-based approach under Article 101. Classification as restriction by object is justified if and how a particular type of restriction generally results in net negative effects, which can be expected (...)

Claire Chambolle, Dominique de Gramont, Hervé Fargues, Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Jérôme Dubruille, Juliette Goyer, Kristen J. McAhren, Lucas Peeperkorn, Marie-Laure Allain, Peter J. Carney Resale price regulation: Leegin and much more


This is a set of 5 articles on Resale Price Maintenance. This topic has recently been debated following the US Supreme Court Leegin ruling and the draft French reform of the antitrust act. The first article is written by 2 leading economists on the economic debate on the welfare effects of (...)



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