Enno Eilts

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Enno specialises in litigation and competition 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 bearings, car glass, cathode ray tubes, occupant safety systems, pre-stressing steel, rail tracks, Ro-Ro shipping, and sugar. 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.

Enno 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 Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Competition, Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders, and Who’s Who Legal: Germany. Who’s Who Legal says Enno is ‘strongly recommended’ as ‘one of the rising stars’ in competition economics, and that he is noted for his ability to ‘bring complicated issues across so that layman can understand’.

Selected project experience

Litigation support

  • Estimation of damages in relation to cyber crime (2017–)

  • Estimation of damages relating to RoRo shipping (2016–)

  • Estimation of cartel damages relating to the high-voltage cables cartel (multiple mandates) (2016–)

  • For multiple automobile manufacturers, estimation of cartel damages relating to a range of car parts, including acoustically effective car parts, bearings, occupant safety systems, parking heaters and others (2015–)

  • Estimation of damages in relation to the VW emissions scandal (2016–)

  • Estimation of cartel damages relating to the elevators and escalators cartel (2015–)

  • 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 (multiple instructions) (2014–)

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

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

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

Competition cases

  • Advice on a merger control case in the Austrian waste management industry (2016–17)

  • Competition risk assessment in the rail industry (multiple instructions) (2014–16)

  • Advice on a merger control case in the German animal food industry (2014–15)

  • Expert report for an Austrian court on the market position of an international gas producer (2013–14)

  • Advising a South African company in the forestry industry on competition matters (2012–13)

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

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

State aid

  • Economic study for the European Commission: ex post assessments of the impact of state aid on competition (2016–)

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

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

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