Portrait of Dr Alexander Gaigl

Dr Alexander Gaigl : Partner

Alexander specialises in competition economics, litigation and modelling. His areas of expertise include mergers, agreements, abuse of dominance, damages and auctions. Alexander has provided expert testimony for courts and has worked on competition matters in many jurisdictions, including Germany, France and the UK, and at EU level. He has advised large international clients such as Google, Mastercard, Ryanair and Nokia. Alexander is listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists, and is included among the five most highly regarded competition economists in Europe in the category Future Leaders.

Before joining Oxera, he completed a PhD in economics, focusing on game theory. He completed a secondment at the Chief Economist’s Department of the UK Financial Conduct Authority in 2014.

Alexander speaks English, French, and German.

Tel: +49 (0) 30 7675 99107

Alexander's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Assessment of allegations of exclusionary behaviour by a European telecommunications operator (2020)

  • Economic advice to Czech railway operator České dráhy in the context of a predatory pricing investigation by the European Commission (2019–)

  • Economic support to a digital platform company in the context of the proposed revision of German competition law (‘Digitalisierungsgesetz’) (2019–)

  • Support to a German renewable energy company in relation to a state aid decision by the European Commission (2019–)

  • Estimation of cartel damages relating to the high-voltage cables cartel (2019–)

  • Advice to an energy company in the context of an abuse of dominance investigation relating to the German and Austrian markets (2019)


  • Gaigl, A. (2018), ‘Bidding studies in merger control’, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb, WUW1263423.

  • Chowdhury, A. and Gaigl, A. (2016), ‘Economics of competition law and IP law’, in G. Pitruzzella and G. Musocolo (eds), Competition and Intellectual Property Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector: An International Perspective, Kluwer Law International.

  • Gaigl, A. and Kavanagh, J. (2014), ‘Minority shareholdings in merger control’, Competition Law Journal, 13:4, pp. 377–84.

  • Chowdhury, A. and Gaigl, A. (2014), ‘An effects-based approach to reverse payment settlements’, Competition Law Journal, 13:3, pp. 307–16.


  • PhD Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany

  • Diplom (MSc equivalent) Economics, Business and Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

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