Dr Rainer Nitsche is a managing director and an expert in providing economic advice in competition and litigation cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities in Germany, Austria, the UK and the Netherlands. He has more than 20 years of experience supporting clients in all fields of competition policy enforcement, including cartel and abuse of dominant position cases and merger control (Phase I and Phase II investigations). In addition, he has advised on a variety of regulation issues in network industries (transport, telecommunications, postal services and electricity) and has published widely in the field of competition economics.
Besides renowned law firms, his clients have also included the European Commission and national competition authorities. Dr Nitsche has extensive experience as a testifying expert. He has acted as a court expert for the Austrian Cartel court in more than 10 merger and antitrust proceedings. He has served as an economic expert in numerous cartel cases for plaintiffs and defendants from a broad range of industries including the rail cartel, the cold cut meat cartel, the automotive bearings cartel, the sugar cartel, the district heating tube cartel, the utility vehicle cartel, the gas cartel, the pumpers and turntable ladder cartel, the automotive glass cartel, the LPG cartel, the de-icing salt cartel as well as cartels in several FMCG industries, grocery retail, waste industries and plant construction.
Recent Phase II EU merger cases include Telefónica/ E-Plus and Hutchison 3G/ Telefónica Ireland. He has advised a number of European national governments and state aid recipients.
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