Benoît Cœuré: Fundamentals and novelties in competition policy

Interview conducted by Charlotte Colin-Dubuisson, Partner, Linklaters, Paris and Gildas de Muizon, Managing Partner, Deloitte, Paris

You are the first president of the French Competition Authority (FCA) who was not previously at the French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d’État). Can you tell us more about your background and how it helped you during the first eight months of your presidency? Are certain specific aspects of your previous professional experiences particularly relevant and helpful? I was trained as an economist and served the French government in various policy domains ranging from debt management to international finance and domestic economic policy. I then spent eight years with the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, as a member of the Executive Board in charge of market operations, European and international relations, and financial market infrastructures. After leaving the ECB, I

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