Johannes Holzwarth is a Case Handler Officer at DG Competition’s Unit A1 – Antitrust case support and policy. In this position, he provides procedural and substantive support to case teams investigating and analyzing antitrust cases and develops policy and law in the field of antitrust. Johannes is part of the team that works on the revision of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines. Previously, he was a Policy Officer at DG Competition’s Unit A4 – European Competition Network and Private Enforcement where he analyzed antitrust policy developments at EU and Member State level and followed up on the implementation of the Damages Directive. Before joining the European Commission, Johannes advised companies on competition law matters as an attorney at an established German law firm. He received a Doctorate degree in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Münster (Germany) and was awarded a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago (USA).