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Michael Funk

Swiss EconomicsSwitzerland

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

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Michael Funk is recognised by peers as an "experienced competition economist" who is able to draw on his "great background" at the Swiss investigation authority.

Biography

Michael Funk is a principal with Swiss Economics. He has extensive experience in advising corporate and public-sector clients in the area of competition policy. He has worked on a wide range of cases including mergers, abuse of dominance, cartels and private damage claims. He has represented clients in front of various national regulatory and competition agencies and acted as an expert witness in an international arbitration case.

Michael specialises in the economics of network and digital markets, in particular telecoms, energy, postal and media. He has in-depth knowledge in the economics of platform markets, access prices and rebates. In addition, he has advised clients on principles of valuation, merger synergies and the damages from competition law infringements.

Prior to joining Swiss Economics, Michael was a case handler for the Swiss Competition Commission, where he conducted several antitrust inquiries and advised governmental agencies and regulatory bodies on competition issues in media and telecom markets.

Michael holds a PhD in economics with specialization in public and political economics. Michael is the author of numerous articles published in antitrust policy journals and a frequent speaker at conferences for academics and practitioners.

Swiss Economics is an economic consultancy firm based in Zurich. Founded in 2008, it offers a broad range of economic consultancy services and data analytics services to international corporate and public-sector clients in competition, regulation, economic policy and (transfer) pricing. Swiss Economics has dedicated sectoral teams and works with leading law firms in Switzerland and abroad.

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