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Competition - Economists 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Niels Frank is a key name in the German competition market who is held in high regard for his expertise in cartel damages cases and merger proceedings.

Biography

Niels Frank is a managing partner at Lademann & Associates. He studied economics with a focus on industrial organisation at the University of Hamburg and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel. Niels has more than 10 years of experience working on numerous antitrust matters involving the assessment of cartel damages (inter alia, cement, car glass, TV advertising, sugar), the effects of horizontal and non-horizontal mergers (third party in Telefónica/E-Plus) as well as abuse of dominance cases concerning conditional rebates, bundling and access to essential facilities. His industry experience includes fast moving consumer goods, TV-advertising, retailing, construction materials, business insurance, paper wholesale, airport infrastructure, telecommunication and services related to the postal sector. Recently, Niels led the L&A team that was jointly retained as neutral economic experts by suppliers and buyers in the German market for fire engines to assess cartel damages and to propose a settlement solution. This project proved a novel and efficient alternative to damage litigation in court. Niels has published papers in the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht and Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb. Since 2007 Niels has lectured on competition economics and competition policy at the University of Bayreuth.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"Niels Frank is singled out as a prominent figure in the field by peers this year. He has over a decade of experience in competition-related matters across a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, advertising and business insurance. "

Biography

Niels Frank is a managing partner at Lademann & Associates. He studied economics with a focus on industrial organisation at the University of Hamburg and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel. Niels has more than 10 years of experience working on numerous antitrust matters involving the assessment of cartel damages (inter alia, cement, car glass, TV advertising, sugar), the effects of horizontal and non-horizontal mergers (third party in Telefónica/E-Plus) as well as abuse of dominance cases concerning conditional rebates, bundling and access to essential facilities. His industry experience includes fast-moving consumer goods, TV-advertising, retailing, construction materials, business insurance, paper wholesale, airport infrastructure, telecommunication and services related to the postal sector. Recently, Niels led the L&A team that was jointly retained as neutral economic experts by suppliers and buyers in the German market for fire engines to assess cartel damages and to propose a settlement solution. This project proved a novel and efficient alternative to damage litigation in court. Niels has published papers in the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice and Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb. Since 2007 Niels has lectured on competition economics and competition policy at the University of Bayreuth.

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