Bastian is an expert in energy economics, financial valuation and damages quantification. He provides economic dispute support in investment arbitration, commercial disputes and tax disputes.
Bastian has 15 years’ experience in economic consulting encompassing economic analysis of competitive and regulated markets, complex valuation analysis and damages assessment, expert testimony in high-stakes energy arbitrations, and economic dispute support in international tax disputes relating to transfer pricing.
Before joining Oxera in 2022, he worked at NERA, where he acted mainly as a party-appointed expert witness in energy arbitration and other commercial disputes. Also with NERA, in 2021 Bastian acted for RWE in its investment arbitration against the Kingdom of the Netherlands relating to the Eemshaven power plant (ICSID Case No. ARB/21/4). His expert witness experience includes the preparation of expert and rebuttal reports, oral testimony under cross-examination, and expert witness conferencing in energy arbitrations. In commercial disputes relating to long-term contracts, Bastian testified before arbitral tribunals on gas and storage markets and competition analysis, such as market definition and margin control. In the context of international tax disputes, he performed economic assessments of transfer pricing issues that had arisen at multinational companies in Germany, the UK, France and Australia.
Bastian is experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions: he acted as M&A adviser in the energy and infrastructure team of the investment bank Rothschild. He also has professional experience as an economic analyst with Ernst & Young London, where he started his career in 2004.
Bastian speaks English, and German.
Tel: +49 3076 759 9104
Bastian's specialisms include:
- Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration
- Finance and Valuation