Damien Gerard

Damien Gerard was a Research Fellow affiliated with the Chair of European law of the University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium). He is currently Deputy Head of Unit for Merger Control at the European Commission. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Louvain and a visiting professor at the College of Europe. He is a member of the New York Bar and fully qualified in Brussels where he practiced for five years with Cleary Gottlieb LLP. In 2003-2004, Damien Gerard clerked for Judge Lenaerts of the European Court of Justice. In 2008-2009, he was a Visiting Lecturer in EC Competition Law at University Paris V - Descartes. In 2009-2010, he visited Harvard Law School as a Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for Global Law & Policy, as well as the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany, on a Max Planck grant. His most recent scholarship focuses on EU competition law enforcement, including systemic aspects pertaining to judicial review and the operation of the European Competition Network, and the theory of the European integration.

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