European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)

Thomas Kramler

European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Head of Unit, Digital Platforms III

Thomas is head of the unit dealing with e-commerce and the data economy in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition. Before that, he was Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force responsible for the e-commerce sector inquiry. Mr. Kramler holds a law degree and a PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria. He has graduated with a Master’s degree in European Community Law from the College of Europe (Bruges). Previously Mr. Kramler was deputy head of the unit responsible for antitrust cases in the information industries, internet and consumer electronics sectors. Before joining the European Commission Mr. Kramler worked as agent representing the Austrian government before the European Courts in Luxemburg.

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4248 Bulletin

Carl-Christian Buhr, Friedrich Wenzel Bulst, Jeanne Foucault, Thomas Kramler The EU Commission renders legally binding commitment offered by U.S. software undertaking concerning web browsers (Microsoft)


"The Commission’s decision in the Microsoft Internet Explorer case and recent developments in the area of interoperability"* I. Commitment decision on the tying of Internet Explorer to Windows A. Introduction On 16 December 2009, the Commission adopted a commitment decision (‘the (...)

Carl-Christian Buhr, Devi Wyns, Thomas Kramler The EU General Court partially upholds the Commission’s decision concerning an abuse of a dominant position in the PC operating system (Microsoft)


"The judgment of the Court of First Instance in the Microsoft case"* I. The 2004 Decision On 24 March 2004, the Commission adopted a decision pursuant to Article 82 EC concluding that Microsoft had abused its dominant position in the PC operating system market by (i) refusing to provide (...)

Adolfo Barbera Del Rosal, Christoph Hermes, Florence Verzelen, Nicholas Banasevic, Thomas Kramler The EU Commission imposes a penalty payment pursuant to Article 24(2) of Regulation 1/2003 (Microsoft)


"Commission imposes a penalty payment pursuant to Article 24(2) of Regulation 1/2003 on Microsoft"* 1. Introduction On 12 July 2006 the Commission adopted a decision to levy a penalty payment of EUR 280.5 million on Microsoft for continued non compliance with the Commission Decision of 24 (...)

Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Christoph Hermes, Jean Huby, Nicholas Banasevic, Thomas Kramler The EU General Court rejects a US software company’s request for interim measures (Microsoft)


"The Court of First Instance rejects Microsoft’s request for interim measures concerning the Commission’s decision of 24 March 2004"* 1. The decision On March 24 2004, the Commission adopted a decision in Case COMP/C-3/37.792 — Microsoft — by which it concluded that Microsoft had abused (...)

9274 Revue

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 (...)


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