DG COMP (Brussels)

Sophie Moonen

DG COMP (Brussels)
Head of Unit

Sophie Moonen is Head of Unit A1 – Antitrust case support and policy in the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition. She joined DG Competition in June 2002, where she has held various position, including head of unit C5 (Mergers – Information, Communication and Media) and unit F2 (State aid Transport). Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms Moonen practiced law at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering (Brussels and Washington, D.C. offices) from October 1996 until June 2002. She was also an associate in the Washington D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (Trade and Antitrust Section) from August 1995 until May 1996. Ms Moonen is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Liège law school and holds an LL.M. from the University of Michigan law school.

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3914 Bulletin

Bruno Alomar, Gorka Navea, Philippe Redondo, Sophie Moonen The EU Commission fines Belgian electricity undertaking for infringing the standstill obligation under Merger proceedings (Electrabel / CNR)


"Electrabel/CNR : the importance of the standstill obligation in merger proceedings"* On 26 March 2008, Electrabel SA (“Electrabel”), a Belgian electricity company which is part of the French group, Suez (now GDF Suez), notified to the Commission a concentration consisting in the acquisition of (...)

Caroline Boeshertz, Pierre Lahbabi, Sophie Moonen The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the mining industries breaking new ground in the Commission’s practice with regard to efficiencies and remedies in merger cases (Inco / Falconbridge)


Inco/Falconbridge : A nickel mine of applications in efficiencies and remedies* 1. Introduction Following an in-depth investigation, on 4 July 2006, the Commission approved the acquisition by Inco Limited (“Inco”) of Falconbridge Limited (“Falconbridge”), subject to conditions and obligations. (...)

Alessandro Paolicchi, Miguel de la Mano, Pierre Lahbabi, Sophie Moonen The EU Commission conditionally approves the acquisition of two subsidiaries of the incumbent oil and gas Hungarian company by a German energy supplier (MOL / E.ON)


"A combination of gas release programmes and ownership unbundling as remedy to a problematic energy merger : E.ON / MOL"* 1. Introduction Following an in-depth investigation, on 21 December 2005, the Commission approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of MOL WMT and MOL (...)

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