Vincent Verouden, PhD, is a director at the Brussels office of E.CA Economics. Until October 2014, Vincent was Deputy Chief Economist at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission.
Vincent, a Dutch national, has over 15 years’ experience in all areas of competition policy. He joined DG Competition in January 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he worked in the Commission’s Merger Task Force (MTF), where he was involved in the review of mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of sectors. He was one of the authors of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines (published in 2004).
Subsequently, Vincent worked for DG Competition’s Chief Economist Team (CET), most recently (2012–2014) as deputy chief economist. At the CET, Vincent has worked extensively in the area of state aid, contributing to the economic analysis of individual cases as well as to the development of state aid policy. In the merger field, he had a lead role in the development of the Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines (2008). In antitrust, he focused on the pharmaceutical sector, contributing to the Commission’s sector inquiry (2008–2009) and to related cases.
His present consulting activities span the fields of antitrust, merger control and state aid control. Recent engagements include work for Heidelberg Cement, Italcementi, Progroup AG, CVC Capital Partners and LG.
Vincent is an extramural fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre of Tilburg University. He is the author of numerous publications on the economics of antitrust (vertical restraints, information exchange), merger control and state aid control.
WWL says: Vincent Verouden "knows this sector inside out" and is universally respected for his work in private practice and at the regulator
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