Fabian is a competition economist and heads the Competition Economists Group’s Econometrics and Data Analytics team. He has extensive experience in a wide range of quantitative techniques, with a focus on the econometric estimation of cartel damages. He also advises national and international clients on other areas of competition policy, including antitrust, mergers, economic and financial regulation.
During his career, Fabian has advised numerous clients across a range of sectors including building materials, drug store products, food retail, industrial gases, oilfield services, financial services, steel, automotive and transportation. These include multinational companies such as Haliburton, METRO, Suez, Reckitt Benckiser, Veolia, Volkswagen or Zentis as well as various small and medium sized companies that are leaders in their respective fields.
Recently, he provided expert advice to a defendant in a high profile cartel proceeding in the power cables industry. He represents the alleged ringleader, a major construction company, in Austria‘s largest-ever cartel probe before the Kartellgericht.
Besides various ongoing cartel damages proceedings before German Courts in which claimants and defendants continue to rely on his expertise, he most recently applied his econometric knowledge to the estimation of the harm suffered by the clients of roll-on/roll-off shipping companies and the Europe-wide trucks cartel before the Competition Appeals Tribunal. He further advised METRO in its proposed sale of the German food retailer Real before the Federal Cartel Office.
In his recent research, Fabian has investigated the intersection of legal and economic concepts when quantifying cartel damages, both in terms of econometric techniques (WuW, 2019) as well as ad hoc estimation by a judge (NZKart, 2021). Apart from his published articles, Fabian shares his insights in the form of blog posts, podcasts and presentations to peers and clients that cover a broad range of competition topics.
Since 2019 Fabian has repeatedly been named in Who’s Who Legal: Competition and Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts as one of Germany’s “Future Leaders” in competition economics. He is a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, the German Competition Litigation Forum and the German Arbitration Institute.
Fabian holds a Master’s degree in Economic Analysis from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, an Master of Philosophy with distinction in Economic and Financial Research with a specialisation in Econometrics and a Bachelor of Science in Econometrics and Operations Research from Maastricht University.
Fabian is native in German, fluent in English and has a good working knowledge of Dutch and Spanish.