Yvonne Simon

DG REGIO (Brussels)
Legal officer

Graduated from the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn (Germany), and after a LLM in King’s College of London (UK), Yvonne Simon has first worked as a lawyer in competition law, she has then started to work for the European Commission in 2003, first as a case officer for the DG Competition, and today as a legal officer for the DG regional and urban policy.

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2425 Bulletin

Adrian Lübbert, Carl-Christian Buhr, Robert Thomas, Sabine Crome, Vera Pozzato, Yvonne Simon The EU Commission unconditionally clears a merger between two US software companies (Oracle / Sun Microsystems)


Oracle/Sun Microsystems: The challenge of reviewing a merger involving open source software* I. Introduction On 21 January 2010 the Commission unconditionally cleared the planned takeover of Sun Microsystems (‘Sun‘), a software and hardware vendor, by Oracle Corporation (‘Oracle‘), one of the (...)

Emmanuel Terrasse, Michael König, Sandra Kijewski, Yvonne Simon The European Commission conditionally approves a merger in the Austrian markets for daily consumer (Rewe goods, Adeg)


"Rewe goods /Adeg - Food for thought - Austrian markets for daily consumer"* I. Introduction The Rewe/Adegmerger case concerned the Austrian markets for the retail sale of daily consumer goods and the respective procurement markets. It raised a number of interesting legal and economic issues. (...)

Annette Sölter, Elke Graeper, Martha Cambas, Stefan Moser, Yvonne Simon The EU Commission orders Germany to recover more than €3 billion and interest from public banks (Landesbanken capital transferts)


"German Landesbanken: Recovery of more than €3 billion, plus interest, from WestLB and six other public banks"* On 20 October 2004, the European Commission concluded its long-standing investigation of the transfer of public assets, in the 1990s, to seven German public banks (Landesbanken) by (...)

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