Konrad Ost, Dr. jur. (Heidelberg), LL.M. (Cambridge), is since March 2010 Director of the General Policy Division of the Bundeskartellamt. From 2008 to 2010 he was Head of its Litigation Service and represented the Bundeskartellamt before the German Federal Court of Justice. From 2004 to 2008 he headed the Unit for German and European Antitrust Law within the General Policy Division. Before that, he worked as a lawyer in the Litigation Service and in a Decision Division dealing mainly with medical equipment and mechanical engineering products. He has written numerous articles on antitrust procedure, private antitrust enforcement and other competition law topics. He teaches competition law at the University of Bonn.