Profile

Maurice is head of Oxera’s Amsterdam office. He is a highly experienced competition economist and financial analyst, advising companies on how to deal with merger investigations and regulatory matters. He has advised notifying firms as well as third party interveners in the context of mergers (unilateral, coordinated, vertical or conglomerate effects). In addition, he has extensive experience with remedies, having acted as monitoring trustee on multiple mandates as well as project manager for the creation and implementation of various merger remedies. Maurice is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network on behalf of the European Commission, and is active in the Mergers workgroup. As well as the European Commission, he has worked with competition authorities across Europe (in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland). He has also assisted telecoms and media firms on a range of matters covering regulation and market power. Prior to joining Oxera, Maurice worked for seven years as an in-house economist with Liberty Global and KPN, and for 14 years with various consultancy firms.

Selected project experience

  • Advice to Telenet in obtaining phase 1 clearance for the acquisition of Nextel (2017–18)
  • Advice to Liberty Global on its acquisition of Multimedia Polska (2012–18)
  • Advice to Liberty Global in the re-notification of the acquisition of Ziggo (2017–18)
  • Advice to Telenet in obtaining phase 1 conditional clearance for the acquisition of SFR Coditel (2017–18)
  • Advice to Telenet in obtaining phase 2 conditional clearance for the acquisition of Base, and subsequent Commission interaction relating to remedy implementation (2015–18)
  • Advice to Telenet in obtaining phase 2 conditional clearance for the acquisition of joint control of de Vijver Media, and subsequent Commission interaction relating to remedy implementation (2014–18)
  • Advice to Liberty Global on the European Commission inquiry into its joint venture with Vodafone (2016)
  • Advice to Liberty Global on the European Commission phase 2 investigation into its acquisition of Ziggo, and subsequent Commission interaction relating to remedy implementation (2014–18)
  • Advice to Liberty Global in its intervention in an Irish mobile merger and coordination of subsequent MVNO remedy implementation (2013–15)
  • Advice to Liberty Global in obtaining phase 1 clearance for the acquisition of Virgin Media (2012–13)
  • Advice to Liberty Global in its intervention in an Austrian mobile merger and coordination of subsequent MVNO remedy implementation (2012–14)
  • Monitoring trustee in multiple European Commission cases (industrial gases, shipping, decorative coatings, interchange fees, bank state aid, airlines, publishing, energy) (2003–12)
  • Advice to Holland & Barrett on analysis to support the failing firm defence in its acquisition of Julian Graves (2009)
  • Advice to Wolters Kluwer on competition aspects of two proposed acquisitions (2006)
  • Advice to Antenna Hungária on an investigation into excessive pricing (2006)
  • Advice to Casema on an investigation into excessive pricing for analogue TV packages (2005)

Selected publications

  • De Valois Turk, M. (2012), ‘Merger Remedies beyond the Competition Concern: When Could You End up Giving More?’, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 3:5, 1 October, pp. 495–499.
  • De Valois Turk, M. (2009), ‘The EC’s revised remedies notice: the trustee’s perspective’, European Competition Law Review, 30, July, pp. 332–339.
  • De Valois Turk, M. (2006), ‘Wat levert kabelregulering per saldo op?’, Economische Statistische Berichten, January.

Qualifications

  • Diploma Strategy & Innovation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
  • MA Regulation & Competition Policy, University of East Anglia, UK
  • MA Corporate Finance, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands