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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

The “brilliant" Rainer Nitsche is acclaimed for his exceptional advisory services and his ground-breaking work in competition policy enforcement and merger control.

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 more than 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 gas cartel, the pumpers and turntable ladder cartel, the automotive glass cartel, the LPG cartel and 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 ZF/Wabco, RHI/ Magnesita, Heidelberg Cement/Italcementi and Telefónica/E-Plus. He has advised a number of European national governments and state aid recipients.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rainer Nitsche is hailed as a leading economist with an impressive profile, consisting of deep experience in merger control, cartel and abuse of dominant position cases.

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 more than 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 gas cartel, the pumpers and turntable ladder cartel, the automotive glass cartel, the LPG cartel and 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 ZF/Wabco, RHI/ Magnesita, Heidelberg Cement/Italcementi and Telefónica/E-Plus. He has advised a number of European national governments and state aid recipients.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rainer Nitsche is a pre-eminent figure in the German market, where he enjoys a stellar reputation for his work handling cartel, abuse of a dominance and merger control matters.

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 more than 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 gas cartel, the pumpers and turntable ladder cartel, the automotive glass cartel, the LPG cartel and 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 ZF/WabcoRHI/ MagnesitaHeidelberg Cement/Italcementi and Telefónica/E-Plus. He has advised a number of European national governments and state aid recipients.

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