Hans W Friederiszick is a director of E.CA Economics and a former member of the chief economist team at DG Competition. Hans W. 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.
Major international engagements in recent years include, in the cartel field, the smart card chip cartel, the air cargo cartel and the synthetic rubber cartel; in the merger control field, the Holcim/Cemex West, Holcim/Lafarge and the EDEKA/Kaiser’s Tengelmann transaction; and in the state aid field, rail passenger transportation cases and the application of the market economy investor principle for international airports and carriers. In the IT industry, he has worked on the following projects: Microsoft/ContentGuard; Google/DoubleClick, Google/Yahoo; Oracle/Sun; ThomsonReuters; market definition of online markets (online auctions; e-payment). Hans W. Friederiszick is also a research fellow at the ESMT Berlin. He has published widely and is a regular speaker at international antitrust conferences. Recent publications include a paper on efficiencies in Art 102 TFEU cases (JCLE) and on state aid for regional investment projects (EStAL).