Kirsten Bachour

Council of the European Union (Brussels)

Kirsten is Political Administrator in charge of Bugdet and Financial Regulations at the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union. She joined the Council in 2008 and worked as a Jurist Linguist. Prior to joining this institution, she was ESC Legal Counsel with AstraZeneca and had previous experiences as Case Handler at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and as Associate with Linklaters and Freshfields. She passed her first State State Exam, Law in European and Public International Law at the University of Kiel. She obtained an LL.M. in Trade and Public International Law from the University of Cape Town and passed the second State Exam in European Law at Kammergericht Berlin.

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European Commission - DG CNECT (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
European Commission - Legal Service (Brussels)
European Commission - Legal Service (Brussels)
Ogilvy PR (Brussels)
EU Office to Hong Kong (Hong Kong)


731 Bulletin

Alessandro Paolicchi, Augustijn Van Haasteren, Clémentine Martini, Geerts Wils, Giuseppe Conte, Kirsten Bachour, Peter Eberl, Philippe Redondo The EU Commission approves a merger between two undertakings operating in the gas sector, electricity generation and retail, and in energy services keeping energy markets in Belgium and France open and contestable through far-reaching remedies (Gaz de France / Suez Group)


"Gaz de France/Suez: Keeping energy markets in Belgium and France open and contestable through far-reaching remedies"* I. Introduction Following an in-depth investigation, the Commission approved under the EU Merger Regulation the merger between Gaz de France (‘GDF‘) and the Suez Group on 14 (...)

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