At this Competition and Trade Task Force lunch we will be joined by Josep Maria Carpi Badia covering his priorities as Head of Unit for Mergers case support and policy with special focus on innovation and mergers control.
Head of Unit, Merger Case Support and Policy, Dir-A2, DG COMP | European Commission
Since September 2015, Josep Carpi is Head of Unit A-2 in the European Commission's DG Competition, in charge of merger case support and policy. Previously, he held various management and non-management positions in DG Competition, both in antitrust and in mergers (2001-2003 and 2008-2014). Between 2003 and 2008, Josep Carpi served as a legal secretary («référendaire») in the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (now the General Court). Prior to joining the European Commission, Josep Carpi worked in legal private practice and as a legal adviser for the Representation of the Spanish Region of Catalonia before the EU institutions. Josep Carpi holds a Master's degree in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges and graduated in Law by the University of Barcelona. Josep Carpi has written and co-written several books and articles on competition law and policy, general EU law and EU Courts and judicial procedure.