Hans Friederiszick

Managing Director, E.CA Economics, and Research Fellow, ESMT,

Hans W Friederiszick is a managing director at E.CA Economics and a former member of the chief economist team at DG Competition. Dr Friederiszick has extensive experience in advising clients in all fields of competition economics (cartels, merger cases, abuse of a dominant position and state aid cases) and has led teams of economists on international antitrust investigations. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE).

Major international engagements in recent years include: the Holcim/Cemex West transaction, EU Phase II, and the Holcim/Lafarge transaction, EU Phase I (merger); acting as an economic expert in the synthetic rubber cartel case, UK Court proceeding, for a group of European tyre manufacturers (private litigation); and acting as an economic expert in the air cargo cartel case, German Court proceeding, for a group of international freight forwarders (private litigation).  Further engagements comprise representation of the leading German grocery retailer in various proceedings (sector inquiry, EDEKA/ Kaiser’s Tengelmann merger); economic representation of Infineon in the EU investigation of the smart card chip industry (administrative cartel proceedings); supporting Deutsche Bahn in relation to EU state aid proceedings in rail passenger and bus markets; and acting in several cartel/ information exchange cases of branded products (eg, coffee, cookies, flour); court expert in the recent Fluxx case (gambling markets).

Dr Friederiszick is also a research fellow at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). He has published widely and is a regular speaker at international antitrust conferences. Most recent publications address the economics of regional State aid, efficiencies in article 102 TFEU cases (JCLE) and selective distribution systems (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement).

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