Professor Dr Rainer P Lademann, born in Bremen 1953, studied business economics at the University of Göttingen after being apprenticed to the Siemens AG. At the University of Göttingen he also obtained a PhD for his dissertation on buyer power in the grocery retailing sector.
In 1986 he founded the first consulting company specialised in competition economics in accordance with German antitrust law; since 1998, this has extended even further, to EU cartel law. Professor Lademann has advised merger cases, cartel and damage claim cases, selective distribution systems and abuse of dominance cases. He has advised the EU Commission (DG Comp/BER 1400/2002), the economic committee (in connection with the sixth amendment of the German cartel law), the nutrition committee of the German parliament and – on more than one occasion – the German Monopoly Commission.
He has also served as an expert in litigations. Mr Lademann’s academic and analytical background enables him to understand competition in different markets, and to give strategic advice in pre or post-merger projects, as well as in distribution matters (such as in the automotive industry) and the realignment of dealer networks or company pricing strategies.
Professor Lademann is also experienced in such sectors as automotives, energy, cement, lifts and escalators, railroad tracks, foodstuffs, wholesaling and retailing with fast-moving consumer goods, paper, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), mail order services, transportation and traffic, infrastructure branches and insurance. Within his client base are leading companies such as Audi, AXA, Coty, Daimler, Deutsche Post, Dyckerhoff, Fiat, Henkel, Gothaer, HUK Coburg, Iveco, Lafarge, MAN, Markant Group, Metro Group, Migros, Otis, RTL II, Spar Austria, ThyssenKrupp, Tip (General Electric), Volkswagen AG and VNG-Ontras.
In 2005 he was appointed honorary professor at the University of Göttingen. He has published more than 80 articles and books, including seven monographs and numerous essays dealing with different topics of antitrust law, and strategic and competition issues in the retail sector.
WWL says: A "trailblazer in the German market", Rainer Lademann is "simply brilliant"
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