NERA (Brussels)

Frank P. Maier-Rigaud

NERA (Brussels)
Associate Director, Head of Competition Economics, Europe

Prof. Dr. Maier-Rigaud is Director and the Head of NERA’s European Competition Economics Group. He has over 15 years of competition experience across all sectors encompassing all areas of competition economics, notably competitive effects of mergers, cartels, quantification of damages, abuse of dominance, state aid, and vertical and horizontal restraints. His research also addresses issues concerning the quantification of damage, the competitive effects of loyalty schemes/rebates and cartels, as well as behavioral and structural remedies. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods at the IÉSEG School of Management Paris and the Université Catholique de Lille, and a member of LEM-CNRS, the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He previously held academic positions at the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany, the University of Bonn, Germany, at Indiana University Bloomington and at the University of California, Berkeley in the United States.



828 Bulletin

Frank P. Maier-Rigaud, Ulrich von Koppenfels The EU Commission adopts a commitment decision addressed to Italian energy company regarding potential abuse of its dominant position in the market for gas transportation services (ENI)


Strategic underinvestment and gas network foreclosure – the ENI case* Introduction On 29 September 2010, the Commission adopted a commitment decision addressed to ENI Spa (ENI) under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003. With this decision, the Commission made binding on ENI the commitments it had (...)

Dovile Vaigauskaite, Frank P. Maier-Rigaud The EU Commission imposes a fine of €24 .million on a Norwegian supplier of reverse-vending machines for abuse of dominance (Prokent / Tomra)


"Prokent/Tomra, a textbook case? Abuse of dominance under perfect information"* Introduction On 29 March 2006 the Commission adopted the Prokent/Tomra decision imposing a fine of € 24 million on the Norwegian group Tomra, a supplier of so-called reverse-vending machines that are used by retail (...)

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