GCR 100 - 14th Edition

E.CA Economics

Professional notice

Economics 20

E.CA Economics

Global heads:Hans W Friederiszick, Rainer Nitsche
Home jurisdiction:Germany
Total size of firm:16
No. of competition economists:16
% of firm specialised:100
Who’s Who Legal nominees:2
Group one:2
Group two:2
Group three:6
Group four:6
No. of lateral hires:0
No. of departures:0
No. of internal promotions:0

Both E.CA Economics leaders, Hans W Friederiszick and Rainer Nitsche, are Who’s Who Legal nominees, and all of its economists work exclusively on competition-related cases. Through its partnerships with the European School of Management and Technology and US firm Bates While LLC, the firm benefits from academic and transatlantic expertise.

Important European matters in the past 12 months include representing parties in the Slovak Telecom abuse of dominance case, advising a leading European producer in the Smart Card Chip information exchange case and helping parties in the Telefónica/E-Plus merger. In Germany, the team has worked on mergers in the press logistics, payment systems and mineral insulating material industries. In litigation, the firm worked on cartel investigations in the branded groceries, fire-­fighting vehicles, de-icing salt, rail track and gambling markets. E.CA economists advised the Düsseldorf court in quantifying damages in the cement cartel – the highest-ever cartel fine in Germany to become effective. Staff members have also been seconded to the UK Competition Commission.

E.CA Economics is an economics consultancy that builds its case-related advice in the fields of competition policy and regulation on research. As a partner of the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) we draw on the latest robust economic research and as a professional consulting firm we offer effective and timely advice.

Our international team of over 15 professional consultants combines extensive consulting experience with practical experience of the regulators' approach. On numerous projects, we work jointly with our US partner firm, Bates White, LLC. E.CA Economics is led by Hans W. Friederiszick, a former member of the Chief Economist Team of DG Competition, and Rainer Nitsche, a former Vice President of the economics consultancy firm CRA International.

Complementing the team headquarters in Berlin, a Brussels representation has opened in March 2012.


E.CA Economics

Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 212 31 7000
Fax: +49 30 212 31 7099

Avenue Louise 222
1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 808 4700

[email protected]


Hans W Friederiszick
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Rainer Nitsche
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Lars Wiethaus
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