Damien Neven is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. He is also member of the advisory board and Senior Academic Consultant at Compass Lexecon. He holds a doctorate in economics from Nuffield College, Oxford and has taught at INSEAD, the College of Europe and the University of Lausanne. He has acted as Chief Competition Economist at the European Commission from September 2006 to May 2011. He was closely involved in a number of key developments, both in terms of policy and case assessment. These included the adoption of the Non Horizontal Mergers merger guidelines, the Guidance Paper on the Priorities for the Enforcement of Article 102, the Guidelines on horizontal agreements and the Guidelines on the Submission and Evaluation of Economic Evidence. He has written numerous books and articles on competition economic and the economics of industry. His current research interests focus on merger control, exclusionary abuses and the coordination of enforcement across jurisdictions. Before he joined the European Commission, he was involved as advisor in a number of landmark cases, including Airtours/First Choice, Volvo/Scania and Tetra Laval/Sidel. Since he left the Commission, he has been involved in a number of high profile cases including UPS/TNT, Universal/EMI, Qualcomm (rebates in the EU), Tetra Pak China and Tetra Pak Chile (rebates), Samsumg (SEP in the EU), Monsanto/Bayer, Huawei/UP (litigation on SEP).

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