Gerald Miersch

DG COMP (Brussels)
Head of Unit

Gerald Miersch works in the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission. He is currently Head of Unit in the Cartels Directorate. Previously, since he joined the European Commission in 1999, he worked in anti-trust (media and services) and merger units. He studied law in Hamburg, Geneva and Cambridge. He wrote several articles on EU competition law.

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European Commission - Secretariat General (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
DG JUST (Brussels)
British Competition Authority - CMA (London)
White & Case (London)
University of East Anglia (Norwich)


Gerald Miersch (DG COMP)
Gerald Miersch 26 April 2018 London


1471 Bulletin

Gerald Miersch, Maija Laurila, Michael Gremminger The EU Commission grants negative clearance for notified statutes and guarantee agreements and exempts the service agreements concerning the packaging waste recovery markets (DSD)


"The Commission defines principles of competition for the packaging waste recovery markets"* I. Context The Commission has received notifications of a number of comprehensive, nation-wide packaging waste recovery systems. It has recently taken decisions with respect to two of them, namely the (...)

Gerald Miersch, Michael Gremminger The EU Commission finds that the company which created ’Green Dot’ trademark, is restricting competition by abusing its dominant position in the market for organizing the collection and recycling of sales packaging in Germany (System Deutschland)


"Commission acts against Duales System Deutschland AG for the abuse of a dominant position"* Introduction On April 20, 2001, the Commission adopted a decision finding that Duales System Deutschland AG (DSD), a company which created ‘The Green Dot’ (Der Grüne Punkt) trademark, is restricting (...)

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