Belgian Competition Authority (Brussels)

Damien Gerard

Belgian Competition Authority (Brussels)
Prosecutor General

Damien Gerard joined the Belgian Competition Authority as Prosecutor General on the 1st of December 2021. Beforehand, he worked as an official in the Directorate-general for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP) and practiced EU and Belgian competition law for more than ten years in the Brussels office of an international law firm. Damien Gerard teaches EU Competition Law at UCLouvain, where he was also a researcher at the Center for International and European Law (CeDIE) for a number of years, as well as at the College of Europe, where he was the director of the Global Competition Law Center (GCLC) from 2014 to 2019. An honorary member of the Brussels Bar and member of the New York Bar, Damien Gerard is a graduate of UCLouvain (J.D., 2000 and Ph.D, 2014), of New York University School of Law (LL.M, 2003) and of the College of Europe (M.A., 2001). He also attended Harvard Law School as Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Research Scholar (IGLP, 2010) and the European University Institute as Max Weber Fellow (EUI, 2015). Damien Gerard clerked for Judge Koen Lenaerts of the European Court of Justice in 2003-2004.


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Damien Gerard 28 septembre 2023 Bruxelles


4112 Bulletin

Damien Gerard The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Kokott renders her opinion in the Czech gas insulated switchgear case holding that the principle ne bis in idem does not preclude National Competition Authority’s from prosecuting the same cartel with respect to different territories or periods (Toshiba)


AG Kokott’s Opinion in Toshiba : framing the application of the ne bis in idem principle in EU competition law enforcement* One of the main concerns raised by the decentralization of EU competition law enforcement related to the risk of different competition authorities prosecuting and (...)

Damien Gerard The EU Court of Justice sets aside the first judgment of the General Court annulling a commitment decision and dismisses breaches of the principle of proportionality and due process standards by the Commission (Alrosa)


Alrosa, negotiated procedures and the procedural economy/due process conundrum – one step forward, three steps back ?* Friends of the blogosphere : greetings ! There was something refreshing in the judgment rendered in 2007 by the General Court (GC) in the Alrosa case (T-170/06). If (...)

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Damien Gerard, Massimo Merola, Bernd Meyring The Notion of Restriction of Competition : Revisiting the Foundations of Antitrust Enforcement in Europe, Damien GERARD, Massimo MEROLA et Bernd MEYRING


Cette rubrique Livres recense et commente les ouvrages et autres publications en droit de la concurrence, droit & économie de la concurrence et en droit de la régulation. Une telle recension ne peut par nature être exhaustive et se limite donc à présenter quelques publications récentes (...)

Damien Gerard Damages Claims for the Infringement of EU Competition Law


Damages claims for harm caused by the infringement of EU (and national) competition law have become a practical reality. These claims significantly increase companies’ financial exposure for antitrust violations. Their emergence has disrupted in many ways the competition law enforcement (...)



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