Dr Philipp Schliffke is the founder and managing director of Hamburg Economics, Germany. Philipp founded Hamburg Economics in 2017 as a spin-off of a well-known competition economics consulting firm where he previously worked (from 2012). Hamburg Economics offers advice in competition economics, especially in the context of German and European antitrust law.
Philipp successfully assists companies in identifying, enforcing or defending damage claims arising from violations of antitrust law or related law infringements; advises on market demarcation and abuse of market power; and analyses the impact of mergers. Additionally, his experience covers state-aid and arbitration cases.
Philipp represents his clients before competition authorities, and in both judicial and extrajudicial disputes. He has extensive experience in the application of empirical analysis, and in so-called "economist meetings" within the scope of settlement talks. His experience covers litigation, arbitration, merger and state aid cases involving automotive spare parts; bearings; capacitors; car batteries; coffee; currency futures; folding machines; harbor tugs; liquified petrol gas; mining works; plastic films; rails; sanitary equipment; smart-card ICs; sugar; timber; trucks; turnouts; waste incineration plants; and wood-based materials.
Philipp is also an appointed expert before the German Arbitration Institute. In addition to his work, he teaches competition economics at the University of Hamburg and authors the economics section of a handbook on vertical antitrust law.