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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Competition - Economists 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Rainer Nitsche is distinguished as a “key name” for competition matters by sources who say he “has a great sense of what can be explained to judges and how this can be achieved”.

Biography

Dr Rainer Nitsche is a director at E.CA Economics and an expert in providing economic advice in competition and litigation cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities in Germany, Austria, the UK and the Netherlands. He has 25 years of experience supporting clients in all fields of competition policy enforcement, including cartel and abuse of dominant position cases and merger control (phase I and phase II investigations). In addition, he has advised on a variety of regulation issues in network industries (transport, telecommunications, postal services and electricity) and has published widely in the field of competition economics. Rainer Nitsche is a research fellow at ESMT Berlin, where he teaches courses on digital platform strategy.

Besides renowned law firms, his clients have also included the European Commission and national competition authorities. Rainer Nitsche has extensive experience as a testifying expert. He has acted as a court expert in more than 10 merger and antitrust proceedings. He has served as an economic expert in numerous cartel cases for courts, plaintiffs and defendants from a broad range of industries including the trucks cartel, the elevator cartel, the rail cartel, the cold cut meat cartel, the automotive bearings cartel, the sugar cartel, the district heating tube cartel, the utility vehicle cartel, the gas cartel, the pumpers and turntable ladder cartel, the automotive glass cartel, the LPG cartel, the de-icing salt cartel as well as cartels in several FMCG industries, grocery retail, waste industries and plant construction.

Recent Phase I and II EU merger cases include RHI/Magnesita, HC/ITC and Telefónica/E-Plus. He has advised a number of European national governments and state aid recipients.

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Rainer Nitsche is distinguished as a “key name” for competition matters by sources who say he “has a great sense of what can be explained to judges and how this can be achieved”.

Biography

Dr Rainer Nitsche is a director at E.CA Economics and an expert in providing economic advice in competition and litigation cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities in Germany, Austria, the UK and the Netherlands. He has 25 years of experience supporting clients in all fields of competition policy enforcement, including cartel and abuse of dominant position cases and merger control (Phase I and Phase II investigations). In addition, he has advised on a variety of regulation issues in network industries (transport, telecommunications, postal services and electricity) and has published widely in the field of competition economics. Rainer Nitsche is a research fellow at ESMT Berlin.

Besides renowned law firms, his clients have also included the European Commission and national competition authorities. Rainer Nitsche has extensive experience as a testifying expert. He has acted as a court expert in more than 10 merger and antitrust proceedings. He has served as an economic expert in numerous cartel cases for courts, plaintiffs and defendants from a broad range of industries including the trucks cartel, the elevator cartel, the rail cartel, the cold cut meat cartel, the automotive bearings cartel, the sugar cartel, the district heating tube cartel, the utility vehicle cartel, the gas cartel, the pumpers and turntable ladder cartel, the automotive glass cartel, the LPG cartel, the de-icing salt cartel as well as cartels in several FMCG industries, grocery retail, waste industries and plant construction. He has advised a number of European national governments and state aid recipients on state aid matters.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rainer Nitsche is “always a top choice”  according to impressed peers who praise him as a “calm thinker”.

Biography

Dr Rainer Nitsche is a director and founder of E.CA Economics and an expert in providing economic advice in competition and litigation cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities in Germany, Austria, the UK and the Netherlands. He has 25 years of experience supporting clients in all fields of competition policy enforcement, including cartel and abuse of dominant position cases and merger control (Phase I and Phase II investigations). In addition, he has advised on a variety of regulation issues in network industries (transport, telecommunications, postal services and electricity) and has published widely in the field of competition economics.

Rainer Nitsche is a research fellow at ESMT Berlin, where he teaches digital platform strategy. Besides renowned law firms, his clients have also included the European Commission and national competition authorities. Rainer Nitsche has extensive experience as a testifying expert. He has acted as a court expert in over 10 merger and antitrust proceedings. He has served as an economic expert in numerous cartel cases for courts, plaintiffs and defendants from a broad range of industries. These include the following cartels: trucks, elevators, rail, cold-cut meat, automotive bearings, sugar, district heating tubes, utility vehicles, gas, pumpers and turntable ladders, automotive glass, LPG and de-icing salt, as well as cartels in several fast-moving consumer goods industries, grocery retail, waste industries and plant construction. Recent Phase I and II EU merger cases include RHI/MagnesitaHeidelberg Cement/Italcementi and Telefónica/E-Plus. He has advised a number of European national governments and state aid recipients.

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