Germany: Competition Economists 2018

We highlight 21 individuals as the leading names in competition economics in Germany. Their expertise is highly sought after by lawyers for their unique perspective on competition matters and the economic and financial repercussions that such issues generate for both private and public entities.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Rainer Nitsche E.CA Economics, Berlin
2. Hans W Friederiszick E.CA Economics, Berlin
3. Thilo Klein Compass Lexecon, Düsseldorf

Economic consultancy firm E.CA ECONOMICS sees two individuals listed this year, both of whom stand out as among the most highly regarded practitioners in the space.
Rainer Nitsche draws high praise from sources for his “sophistication and track record”. They highlight his excellent work before national competition authorities and the European Commission, and consider him “a favourite in Germany”.
Hans Friederiszick is one of the foremost experts in competition economics in the country. He is frequently engaged by high-end clients on complex international matters and is renowned for his mastery of cartel, merger and abuse of dominance cases.

We recognised two standout figures from GOETHE UNIVERSITY FRANKFURT in this chapter.
Christine Zulehner is an eminent figure whose expertise in microeconomics makes her counsel highly sought after by clients. She is well known for her quick thinking and her ability to get to the key points of a case.
Roman Inderst boasts a depth of knowledge relating to German and European competition policy and is known for his specialist knowledge on consumer protection and finance issues.

Rainer Lademann is praised for his superb strategic mind, particularly when it comes to merger, cartel and abuse of dominance cases. Peers describe him as “a household name” and a “go-to practitioner”.
Niels Frank comes highly recommended for his insight into technical issues in competition economics. He is well versed in handling assessments of cartel damages and is “very well known in the market”.

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW also performs well this year and achieves two listings.
The “incredibly impressive” Christian von Weizsäcker receives plaudits from peers for his tremendous understanding of the European competition market and is “highly respected when it comes to energy economics”.
Martin Hellwig is a distinguished figure in the field and is regarded by market commentators as “really one of the best economists out there”.

We also highlight two practitioners at the UNIVERSITY OF MANNHEIM.
Volker Nocke is well regarded by peers and clients for his invaluable counsel on complex economic matters in relation to the competition sphere.
Martin Peitz is one of the country’s leading authorities on competition regulation and is highly reputed across Europe for his strong technical expertise.

Thilo Klein at COMPASS LEXECON possesses over a decade of experience in the area and is highly recommended for his depth of experience in handling cases before the European Commission.

At the DÜSSELDORF INSTITUTE FOR COMPETITION ECONOMICS Justus Haucap is a “prominent” figure in the German market, recognised as “a great speaker” who can apply an academic level of knowledge to commercial problems.

Frank Maier-Rigaud of NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING is well versed in a wide range of competition economics matters and boasts 15 years of experience in the field. His expertise in abuse of dominance, state aid and quantification of damages is highly sought after.

OXERA sees Enno Eilts recommended for his expertise in competition litigation, and has particular experience in follow-on damages claims and merger analysis.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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