Jochen Benz, head of Alvarez & Marsal’s German economics and forensic practice, is a managing director based in Munich and Frankfurt. Jochen is a competition economist and a theoretical physicist by training, and he specialises in disputes requiring complex damage calculations and the application of quantitative and econometric techniques. His primary focus is on financial and economic expert roles in litigation, arbitration and out-of-court settlements with a focus on competition and commercial disputes.
Jochen has acted as party-appointed expert in state court litigation with a particular focus on follow-on claims (ie, cartel overcharges and pass-through rates to downstream customers). He has also served as party and tribunal appointed financial and economic expert in international arbitration proceedings mainly under DIS and ICC rules. Throughout his career Jochen has focused on complex damage quantifications that required, for example, a deep understanding of mathematical and econometric methods.
Jochen has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including banking, telecom, automotive, construction, manufacturing, energy, logistics, wholesaling, media and private equity. A German national, Jochen is fluent in German and English and proficient in Spanish. Jochen has issued reports and testified in both languages. Jochen earned diplomas, with distinction, in economics, business administration and theoretical physics. He is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and of the Munich Forum for Cartel Law (Münchner Kartellrechtsforum).
WWL says: Jochen Benz is deemed "a highly intelligent and convincing expert who translates difficult economic and statistical analysis into simple but compelling arguments".
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