Dr Hans W Friederiszick is a director of E.CA Economics and a founder of the firm. He 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.
His major international engagements in recent years include: winning a framework contract on impact assessments of various state aid regimes (for the EU Commission); the takeover of some assets of Unitymedia by Vodafone, the Air Berlin/TUI joint venture, EU Phase I, 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); the Visa/MasterCard litigation regarding interchange fees, UK Court proceeding, for a group of retailers (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 the 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 proceedings and follow-on litigation in the UK); supporting Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB in relation to EU state aid and 102 proceedings in various rail markets; acting in several information exchange cases of branded products (on defence side; drugstore products, confectionery, coffee, cookies, flour). He also supported Asics in the German court proceedings regarding selective distribution systems and supported the parties in the Audiobooks case in Germany (Audible).
Hans W Friederiszick is a research fellow at ESMT Berlin. Recent research addresses the economics of regional state aid (Wolters Kluwer), efficiencies in article 102 TFEU cases (JCLE), selective distribution systems (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement) and the reverse privatization in the German waste industry (NZKart).