Mathias Traub, responsable du département concurrence à l’un des premiers équipementiers automobile mondiaux, discute du travail et des défis posés par la position de juriste d’entreprise mais également, des différences avec la fonction d’avocat.
Interview réalisée par Denis Fosselard, Ashurst, Bruxelles.
Mathias, could you first tell us a little about your professional background and how you became the head of the antitrust department at Robert Bosch GmbH ?
I actually started my professional career as a banker. After an apprenticeship with a local savings bank, I studied law in Konstanz and took a doctoral degree there, after which I did a master at the University of Oxford. This was where I first encountered competition law. The second encounter was during my “referendariat” (professional training), when I had the chance to do a “stage atypique” (internship) at DG COMP, focusing on merger control. Once qualified as a lawyer, I joined the competition department at a large international law firm in Stuttgart, where I spent almost six years. While thoroughly enjoying the work of a private