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Competition Law Challenges in the Financial Services Sector
22 September 2022
Park Plaza WaterlooLondon, United Kingdom

Barbara Brandtner
Director COMP.D, Markets and Cases III – Financial Services, DG Competition at European Commission


Barbara Brandtner holds law degrees from the University of Vienna and the College of Europe and has an LL.M. from Michigan Law School. Following activities in the national Foreign Service and private practice, she joined the Commission’s Legal Service in 1996, and held positions in several Cabinets, including as Deputy Head of Cabinet of Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes. Following assignments as Head of Unit for State aid enforcement and Procedural Reform (2008-2013), Resources, Ethics and Security (2013-2016), State aid Strategy (2016-2020), and Head of Unit for Markets and cases III: Financial services, Antitrust: Payments systems (2020-2022), she is currently Director for Markets and Cases III – Financial Services at the Directorate General for Competition.

Agenda Sessions

  • Regulating the Financial Services Sector: A View from EU