Portrait of Dr Philipp Schliffke

Dr Philipp Schliffke : Partner

Philipp leads Oxera’s Hamburg office in Germany. He has over ten years’ consulting experience in competition economics covering damages estimation, mergers, state aid and abuse of dominance. Prior to joining Oxera, Philipp worked for another well-known economics consultancy before starting his own company, Hamburg Economics, which offered economics advice in the context of German and European antitrust law.

Philipp represents his clients before competition authorities and in both judicial and extrajudicial disputes. He has extensive experience in the application of empirical analysis, as well as in court hearings and ‘Economist Meetings’ within the scope of settlement talks. His experience covers post-merger arbitration, state aid, several merger proceedings and numerous follow-on damages claims from cartel infringements on both the claimant and defendant side. He also advises on questions regarding market demarcation and abuse of market power.

Philipp is an appointed expert before the German Arbitration Institute. In addition, he is a contributing author to the Handbook on Distribution Antitrust Law, edited by Bauer, Rahlmeyer and Schöner, and publishes on competition economics and damages estimation.

Philipp speaks German, and English.

Tel: +49 4022 898907

professional experience

  • Advise to a waste incineration plant operator in a staid aid proceeding before the European Commission (2019–2022)

  • Damages estimation and advice to numerous sawmills relating to the timber cartel in Germany (2018–22)

  • Advice to Klinikum Südstadt regarding a potential merger with Universitätsmedizin Rostock in the hospitals sector (2022)

  • Estimation of damages for Vossloh AG and advice in several damages proceedings in the rail tracks cartel (2014–22)

  • Expert in an arbitration case in Germany for a German manufacturing company (2019–21)

  • Advice on market demarcation in the German market for utilities for agricultural products in a merger proceeding (2020–21)


  • Hellmann, H.J. and Schliffke, P. (2022), ‘Limits to estimations according to § 287 ZPO in the face of empirical economic judgements’ (in German), Competition Law and Economics, 2022:2, pp 83–89.9.

  • Schliffke, P. (2020), ‘Vertical restraints from an economic perspective‘ (in German), in M. Bauer, D. Rahlmeyer and M. Schöner (eds), Handbook on Distribution Antitrust Law, C.H. Beck.

  • Frank, N. and Schliffke, P. (2014), ‘The post-cartel equilibrium puzzle in the German cement market: A reply to Hüschelrath, Müller, and Veith’, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 9:2, pp. 495–509.


  • PhD Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • MSc Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany

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