European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)

Johannes Lübking

European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Head of Unit

Dr. Johannes Luebking is Head of Unit of unit B1 of the European Commission’s Competition Directorate-General, in charge of Antitrust in the field of Energy and Environment. Prior to joining B1, Johannes was Head of Unit in other merger and antitrust units and in the Task Force Financial Crisis.He has been leading the investigation in numerous merger cases in particular in the fields of banking and insurance as well as pharmaceuticals, but also in the areas of raw materials, telecoms, financial information, music rights and software. Throughout his work at the Commission, he has been involved in policy projects in the field of merger control and has dealt, inter alia, with the review of the Commission’s Remedies Notice, adopted in October 2008, and related texts as well as the review of the Commission’s Jurisdictional Notice. Further to his time with the European Commission, which he joined in 2001, Mr. Luebking worked for several years as an attorney-at-law in the Frankfurt office of the law firm White & Case. He started his professional career as internal council in the legal department of Deutsche Bank. Mr. Luebking holds a doctorate of the University of Göttingen/Germany and an LL.M of the European University Institute in Florence/Italy in International and European Law. He graduated in law at the University of Göttingen and passed his bar exam in Berlin.

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3394 Bulletin

Johannes Lübking, Peter Ohrlander The EU Court of Justice annuls the Court of First Instance’s judgment relating to a joint venture in the music publishing sector (Sony / BMG)


"The Joint Venture SonyBMG : final ruling by the European Court of Justice"* By judgment of 10 July 2008 in Case C-413/06 P, Bertelsmann and Sony Corporation of America v Impala (the “Judgment”), the Court of Justice (the “Court”) annulled the ruling by the Court of First Instance (the “CFI”). The (...)

Bertrand Jéhanno, Johannes Lübking, Peter Eberl, Sandra Kijewski The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger in the music publishing business addressing the issue of market power of music publishers in view of evolutions in digital music publishing (Universal / BMG)


Universal / BMG : Market power of music publishers in view of evolutions in digital music publishing* On 22 May 2007, the European Commission approved, subject to conditions, the acquisition by Universal Music Group Inc. (“Universal”) of BMG Music Publishing (“BMG”). Both companies are active in (...)

Johannes Lübking The EU Commission authorizes subject to remedies a merger between two Austrian mobile networks providers applying the new test introduced by the EC Merger Regulation to an undertaking which would not become the market leader after the transaction (T-Mobile Austria / tele.ring)


T-Mobile Austria/tele.ring : Remedying the loss of a maverick* On 26 April 2006, the Commission authorised the acquisition of sole control by T-Mobile, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, of the Austrian mobile phone operator tele.ring, leading to a combination of two Austrian mobile network (...)

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