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Ruben Maximiano

Senior Competition Policy Expert, OECD

Ruben Lapa Maximiano is a Senior Competition Policy Expert at the OECD in Paris and a lecturer at Lille Catholic University, where he teaches EU Merger Control. At the OECD he is currently responsible for a new project on reducing regulatory barriers to green tech entry and scaling. He was previously the Manager for Competition Policy in the Asia-Pacific region at the OECD for 8 years, as well as for the Covid-19 Competition Policy Task Force. He also written extensively on sustainability and competition, as well as on the role for competition policy in the Covid-19 economic recovery.

Before joining the OECD, Mr. Maximiano worked at the European Commission for nearly 5 years, having worked mostly on merger control in a number of sectors and been a part of the Financial Crisis Task Force where he worked on a number of state aid cases in the banking sector. Prior to that he worked at the Portuguese Competition Authority where he was Senior Legal Case Handler and as a Lawyer in Vieira de Almeida & Associados in Lisbon, Portugal in the Competition Law and Telecoms regulation field. He is admitted to the Portuguese Bar. Mr. Maximiano received an LL.M. in European Law from the College of Europe, Belgium (2001).