Per Hellstrom

Apple (London)
Senior Legal Director

Per Hellström is senior director in charge of competition law & policy, government and regulatory affairs at Apple in Brussels. Prior to this he lead the European Commission’s Antitrust Unit dealing with Information Technology, Internet and Consumer Electronics. This Unit was in charge of the investigation in the landmark antitrust decision in the Microsoft case of March 2004. Mr. Hellström led the investigation against Intel Corporation, which was concluded by a prohibition decision in May 2009, and was also in charge of the Rambus case and the Microsoft tying case, both of which were concluded by Commitment decisions at the end of 2009. Mr. Hellström was previously a member of the Legal Service of the European Commission, providing legal advice in the area of mergers and antitrust, as well as representing the Commission before the Community Courts in cases such as Microsoft and GE/Honeywell. Mr. Hellström has a law degree from the University of Lund in Sweden, and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics.

Auteurs associés

General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
Eneco Groep (Rotterdam)
Partridge Consulting
Microsoft (Geneva)
Aalto University
DG COMP (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)


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Friedrich Wenzel Bulst, Jean-Yves Art, Jérôme Gstalter, Machiel Bolhuis, Maurits Dolmans, Mikko Välimäki, Per Hellstrom, Thomas Kramler, Ute Decker Open standards & antitrust


Contributors to this thematic study were asked to answer a question that seems simple on the surface : Do open standards promote competition ? However, this question raises a tricky and preliminary problem : how to define an “open standard” ? Written by eminent specialists, this set of articles (...)

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