Enno Eilts

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Enno specialises in litigation as well as competition and regulatory economics. In his litigation work, Enno advises both claimants and defendants. He has provided expert advice in follow-on damages claims in Germany such as those relating to car glass, bearings, occupant safety systems, rail tracks, sugar, pre-stressing steel, and cathode ray tubes. Enno’s experience in competition economics includes work on merger analysis, abuse of dominance, and state aid. In these contexts, Enno has advised international corporates and associations in industries such as food, forestry, transport, white goods manufacturing, and wholesaling and retailing, as well as the animal feed and automobile industries. In regulatory economics, Enno has expertise in efficiency assessments, cost-allocation methodologies, and the estimation of companies’ cost of capital. In particular, he managed the development and implementation of a regulator’s first Cost of Capital Guidelines. He has conducted work for the airports and gas and electricity transmission industries, among others.

Enno also regularly teaches at Oxera’s external training courses on utility regulation and competition economics. Other training courses he has taught on include Advanced Competition Economics at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa), Quantifying Antitrust Damages for the OECD (international), and various State Aid modules at the Academy of European Law in Trier (Germany) and the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (the Netherlands). Before joining Oxera in 2010, Enno worked for two competition watchdogs—the UK Competition Commission (now the Competition and Markets Authority), and the New Zealand Commerce Commission. He is listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2016.

Selected project experience

  • Estimation of cartel damages relating to the cathode ray tube cartel (2015–)

  • Estimation of cartel damages relating to the pre-stressing steel cartel (2014–)

  • Critical review of an estimation of cartel damages relating to the German railway cartel (2014–)

  • Estimating damages relating to the German sugar cartel (2014–)

  • Advice on a merger control case in the German animal food industry (2014)

  • Estimation of damages in a market abuse case, for an international commodity trader (2013)

  • Estimating damages in the air cargo cartel (2013–)

  • Economic support for a German railway company regarding state aid law (2013–)

  • Expert report for an Austrian court on the market position of an international gas producer (2013)

  • Critical review of the German Federal Network Agency’s (Bundesnetzagentur) efficiency analysis for a German gas supplier (2013)

  • Estimating cartel damages regarding the copper pipe cartel (2012–14)

  • Advising a South African player in the forestry industry on competition matters (2012)

  • Advising the UK’s Green Investment Bank on state aid matters (2012)

  • Estimating cartel damages in a wide range of industries across Europe (2010–12)

  • Assessing competition in ports and port services for the OECD (2011)

  • Advising an electronics retailer in the UK’s Extended Warranties Inquiry (2011)

  • Advising British Telecom on cost of capital matters (2011)

  • Advising financial institutions regarding structural separation and other regulatory developments (2010–11)

Selected publications

  • Eilts, E. (2011), ‘Restricting Competition: Land Agreements at Shopping Centres and Airports’, Competition Law Journal, 10:2, pp. 154–60.

  • Eilts, E. and Oxley, P. (2011), ‘Competition in Ports and Port Services’, OECD Round Table, DAF/COMP(2011)14.

Qualifications

  • MSc Economics, University of Warwick

  • BA Business Economics, University of Portsmouth