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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
Thought Leaders - Competition - Economists 2021
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Competition - Economists 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sources praise Hans W Friederiszick as “excellent in state aid”, providing outstanding applied microeconomic analyses across a broad range of competition issues.

Peers and clients say:

"Hans Friederiszick is excellent in state aid."

"He is a distinguished figure in the competition space."

"He is by far the best economist in Germany and the most sought after."

Biography

Hans W Friederiszick is a director, and one of the founders, of ECA Economics. Dr Friederiszick has more than 20 years of experience in advising clients in all fields of competition economics (cartels, merger cases, abuse of a dominant position and state aid cases) and has led teams of economists on international antitrust investigations. He was part of the first chief economist team of DG COMP.

Major engagements in recent years include: representation of Remondis, the leading German recycling company, in its attempted takeover of the Dual System Deutschland; supporting a buyer on the purchase of REAL stores from Metro AG; winning a framework contract on impact assessments of various state aid regimes (for the EU Commission); the takeover of some assets of Unitymedia by Vodafone; the Air Berlin/TUI joint venture, EU Phase I; the Holcim/Cemex West transaction, EU Phase II; the Holcim/Lafarge transaction, EU Phase I (merger); acting as an economic expert in the air cargo cartel case, German Court proceeding, for a group of international freight forwarders (private litigation); acting as an economic expert in the synthetic rubber cartel case, UK Court proceeding, for a group of European tyre manufacturers (private litigation); and the Visa/MasterCard litigation regarding interchange fees, UK Court proceeding, for a group of retailers (private litigation).

Hans W Friederiszick is a research fellow at ESMT Berlin, where he teaches on consumer and competition policy compliance. Recent research addresses the economics of regional state aid (chapter in Werner/Verouden’s EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics, Wolters Kluwer), selective distribution systems (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement) and the reverse privatisation in the German waste industry (NZKart).

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hans W Friederiszick is celebrated for his outstanding market profile. He covers the full gamut of competition economics including state aid, merger control and cartels advice.

Biography

Hans W Friederiszick is a director, and one of the founders, of ECA Economics. Dr Friederiszick has more than 20 years of experience in advising clients in all fields of competition economics (cartels, merger cases, abuse of a dominant position and state aid cases) and has led teams of economists on international antitrust investigations. He was part of the first chief economist team of DG Comp.

Major engagements in recent years include: representation of Remondis, the leading German recycling company, in its attempted takeover of the Dual System Deutschland; supporting a buyer on the purchase of REAL stores from Metro AG; winning a framework contract on impact assessments of various state aid regimes (for the EU Commission); the takeover of some assets of Unitymedia by Vodafone; the Air Berlin/TUI joint venture, EU Phase I; the Holcim/Cemex West transaction, EU Phase II; the Holcim/Lafarge transaction, EU Phase I (merger); acting as an economic expert in the air cargo cartel case, German Court proceeding, for a group of international freight forwarders (private litigation); acting as an economic expert in the synthetic rubber cartel case, UK Court proceeding, for a group of European tyre manufacturers (private litigation); and the Visa/MasterCard litigation regarding interchange fees, UK Court proceeding, for a group of retailers (private litigation).

Hans W Friederiszick is a research fellow at ESMT Berlin, where he teaches on consumer and competition policy compliance. Recent research addresses the economics of regional state aid (chapter in Werner/Verouden’s EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics, Wolters Kluwer), selective distribution systems (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement) and the reverse privatisation in the German waste industry (NZKart).

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hans Friederiszick is known for his deep expertise spanning an array of competition-related matters from state aid to cartel investigations.

Biography

Hans W Friederiszick is a director, and one of the founders, of ECA Economics. Dr Friederiszick has more than 20 years of experience in advising clients in all fields of competition economics (cartels, merger cases, abuse of a dominant position and state aid cases) and has led teams of economists on international antitrust investigations. He was part of the first chief economist team of DG COMP.

Major engagements in recent years include: representation of Remondis, the leading German recycling company, in its attempted takeover of the Dual System Deutschland; supporting a buyer on the purchase of REAL stores from Metro AG; winning a framework contract on impact assessments of various state aid regimes (for the EU Commission); the takeover of some assets of Unitymedia by Vodafone; the Air Berlin/TUI joint venture, EU Phase I; the Holcim/Cemex West transaction, EU Phase II; the Holcim/Lafarge transaction, EU Phase I (merger); acting as an economic expert in the air cargo cartel case, German Court proceeding, for a group of international freight forwarders (private litigation); acting as an economic expert in the synthetic rubber cartel case, UK Court proceeding, for a group of European tyre manufacturers (private litigation); and the Visa/MasterCard litigation regarding interchange fees, UK Court proceeding, for a group of retailers (private litigation).

Hans W Friederiszick is a research fellow at ESMT Berlin, where he teaches on consumer and competition policy compliance. Recent research addresses the economics of regional state aid (chapter in Werner/Verouden’s EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics, Wolters Kluwer), selective distribution systems (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement) and the reverse privatisation in the German waste industry (NZKart).

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