Senior Competition Counsel, EMEA, China and India, Google; London, UK
Julia Holtz started working as Google’s first competition lawyer in January 2007. In conjunction with her counterpart based in the U.S., she is responsible for Google’s global antitrust strategy. In this function, she led the competition aspects of the DoubleClick acquisition in 2007/2008 in Europe, Brazil and Australia. Ms. Holtz is also a non-governmental advisor to the ICN for the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Google, Ms. Holtz worked as senior associate in the European Competition and Regulation Group at Clifford Chance in Brussels, dealing mostly with mergers and abuse of dominance cases in the IT sector. She was also a visiting professor to the University of Saarbrücken for postgraduate students, focusing on merger control.
Ms. Holtz qualified in Germany in 2001, holds a law degree from the University of Passau, and a degree of the University of Aix-Marseille in French and cultural studies.