Dirk Van Erps

DG COMP (Brussels)
Head of Unit Pharma and Health services

Mr. Van Erps (Belgium, 1963) has been with the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission since 1991. During his first 7 years in DG Competition he worked in the antitrust unit dealing with the pharmaceutical, agriculture and consumer good sectors. Thereafter, he joined for almost 3 years the so-called Merger Task Force. From 2001 to 2004, he returned to his original antitrust sectoral unit and became a Deputy Head of Unit. After a brief spell at the Energy Unit in early 2005, he became in May 2005 a Head of Unit in the Cartels Directorate. In the Cartels Directorate, he managed the investigations in the following sectors: methacrylates, BR/ESBR (synthetic rubber), alloy surcharge (re-adoption), professional videotapes, power transformers, prestressing steel and LCD. Dirk also manages the Forensic IT and the Inability to Pay teams. Dirk Van Erps is a lawyer by education. He obtained a law degree at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in 1986. In 1987 he obtained an LL.M. degree in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

Linked authors

French Cour de cassation (Paris)
Mayer Brown (Paris)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
RBB Economics (London)
Baker McKenzie (Brussels)


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Dirk Van Erps, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury Digital evidence gathering : An update


This set of two articles is a follow-up of two studies published in previous issues of Concurrences on competition digital inquiries (N° 2-2010, pp. 188-192 et N° 2-2009, pp. 69-77). In the first contribution, Dirk Van Erps - DG COMP- describes the general outline of the methodology used by DG (...)

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