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Joséphine Thorson

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailjosephine.thorson@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1
    5010 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7806
    5020 Bergen

Ongoing PhD project (October 2023-2026) on "Killer Acquisitions" in EU Competition Law

Lecture on the "Foreign Subsidies Regulation" (EU/EEA State Aid Law, JUS2302&JUS3502), Spring 2024.

I am available and would be happy to supervise master students writing on issues related to competition law in general and especially about merger control, foreign subsidies and the interaction between competition, subventions & trade (for example between merger control and the different trade defence instruments for example with regard to national and EU security strategy).


Book review
  • Show author(s) (2024). EUROPEAN UNION COMPETITION LAW ; THE NEW EU COMPETITION LAW. Concurrences. 234-235.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Research Handbook on Abuse of Dominance and Monopolization, AKMAN Pinar, BROOK Or, and STYLIANOU Konstantinos (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing,2023, ISBN: 978-1-83910-871-6. Concurrences. 224-225.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Ceci n'est pas (qu')une concentration in Mélanges en l'honneur du Professeur Louis Vogel, Lextenso, 2024, à paraître.

Joséphine Thorson is a research fellow at the Law Faculty of the University of Bergen, where she is affiliated with the Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE). Joséphine’s main research interests are within merger control and her current research project deals with killer acquisitions in EU competition law. Joséphine holds a Master’s degree in European business law from the University of Paris Panthéon-Assas. Before joining BECCLE, she was at the General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (“DGCCRF”) of the French Ministry of Economics, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty. At the Office of Competition Law and Policy, she gained considerable experience in matters of antitrust, especially in the energy and digital sectors, as well as in merger control, in a number of industries. She also worked with international and particularly European cooperation in competition law and policy and engaged in EU lawmaking, inter alia on foreign subsidies.

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