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The Case Manager of the European Commission’s antitrust cases against Google (Google Shopping and Google Android) will outline the main findings of the two prohibition Decisions that the Commission has adopted. At a time when there is a keen debate about the role and relevance of antitrust in hi-tech markets, he will examine what broader lessons can be drawn from the two cases for antitrust enforcement in this area.
Nick Banasevic is Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission responsible for antitrust cases in the field of IT, the internet and consumer electronics. He is Case Manager of the European Commission's various Google investigations and was inter alia Case Manager of the Commission's Qualcomm, Motorola, Samsung, Intel and Rambus investigations. He previously worked in the same Unit as a Case Officer where he worked on the European Commission's Microsoft case. He has also been a Case Manager for merger cases in DG Competition, where he was responsible for managing cases in the fields of financial services and pharmaceuticals, and was inter alia the Case Manager for the Deutsche Börse/NYSE Euronext case.