Gunnar Niels is a partner based in Oxera’s Oxford office. He leads Oxera’s work in competition policy and litigation, with more than 20 years’ experience in the field covering mergers, agreements, abuse of dominance, damages and state aid. He has advised companies such as Deutsche Bahn, Liberty Global, Mars, Skyscanner and MasterCard, as well as government bodies and the European Commission. Gunnar has provided expert testimony before courts in a range of jurisdictions, including the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand, and has presented at oral hearings in European Commission inquiries.
Gunnar is currently a non-governmental adviser (NGA) to the International Competition Network (ICN) Working Group on Unilateral Conduct. Author of Economics for Competition Lawyers (Oxford University Press, second edition, 2016), Gunnar is on the boards of the Competition Law Journal, Oxford Competition Law and Markt en Mededinging. He has been guest editor for the Antitrust Bulletin, and has published in many leading journals. Before joining Oxera in 1999, Gunnar was deputy head of the economics directorate at Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission. He is listed in Who’s Who Legal 2016, and was among the five nominees for Economist of the Year in the Global Competition Review Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
WWL says: “One of the biggest names in this field”, he is recognised for the quality of his work and his “formidable” client list
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