E.CA Economics (Brussels)

Gregor Langus

E.CA Economics (Brussels)
Director

Gregor Langus is a Director at E.CA, based in Brussels. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute, specializing in competition policy. Recently, Dr. Langus has been focusing on the economic analysis of innovation, digital markets, and intellectual property. He has provided economic advice in high-profile antitrust investigations, such as the EC investigation of licensing of Standard Essential Patents (Samsung), the EC investigation of abuse of dominance in pay-TV (Disney), and the EC investigation of alleged predatory pricing in semiconductors (Qualcomm). He advised on a number of complex merger reviews, including vertical and conglomerate ones, such as IBM/Red Hat, Microsoft/LinkedIn, Broadcom/Brocade, Wabtec/Faively, ASL/Arianespace, Dow/DuPont, Blackstone/Celanese, Sun/Oracle, Intel/McAfee, EDF/British Energy, and TomTom/TeleAtlas. Dr. Langus is the lead author of a series of high-profile reports in the field of regulation in telecommunications and in relation to copyright for the European Commission (DG Connect and DG Markt). He has been published in leading field journals, such as the Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Economics Letters and the Journal of Competition Law and Economics. Before joining E.CA, Dr. Langus was a senior vice president with Compass Lexecon and in the Chief Economist’s Team (CET) in DG Competition at the European Commission. He has previous consultancy experience and was also a post-doctoral researcher and a lecturer in Microeconomics at the Tilburg University School of Economics.

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3734 Bulletin

Gregor Langus, Kristóf Kovács, Krisztian Kecsmar, Miriam Driessen-Reilly, Philippe Chauve, Philippe Redondo The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger between German and Dutch electricity undertakings (RWE / Essent)

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"RWE/Essent: On the Borderline"* I. Introduction On 29 April 2009, the Commission was notified by RWE Aktiengesellschaft (“RWE”) of its intent to acquire sole control of ESSENT N.V. (“Essent”) by way of a private offer. The Commission’s investigation revealed that the proposed transaction would (...)

Fabio Polverino, Gregor Langus, Jean-Christophe Mauger, Miguel de la Mano, Patrick D’Souza, Szabolcs Lorincz The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger between two Dutch dairy cooperatives (Friesland Foods / Campina)

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"Friesland Foods/Campina: a merger between two Dutch dairy cooperatives approved with a set of comprehensive remedies"* I. Introduction The Friesland Foods/Campinacase (M.5046), which concerned a full legal merger between the two leading Dutch dairy producers, covered the entire production (...)

Karoly Nagy, Philippe Chauve, Martin Godfried, Stefan Siebert, Gregor Langus, Kristóf Kovács The EU Commission approves structural remedies offered by German electricity operator to remove suspected infringements of EU Article 102 concerns in the German electricity wholesale and balancing markets (E.ON)

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"The E.ON electricity cases: an antitrust decision with structural remedies"* I. Introduction On 26 November 2008 the Commission adopted a commitment decision addressed to E.ON AG for suspected infringements of EU competition law involving the German electricity markets. For the first time in (...)

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