Portrait of Max Hesseling

Max Hesseling : Consultant

Max is a member of Oxera’s Analytics and Netherlands teams. He has worked on a broad range of competition-related projects—including vertical and horizontal agreements, damage quantifications, merger reviews and FRAND licensing disputes—in the Netherlands, the UK and other jurisdictions. Max has assisted in the preparation of expert testimonies in antitrust investigations and follow-on damages claims. 

Prior to joining Oxera, Max worked at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, gaining insight into a wide range of economic policy issues in the Netherlands and working in the Competition and Consumer division. Max has an MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam, focusing on industrial organisation and competition policy.

Max speaks English, and Dutch.

Tel: +31 (0)20 888 8380

Max's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Advice to a television broadcaster regarding a potential merger (2021–)

  • Advice regarding a damages claim against the high voltage cables cartel (2020–)

  • Supported a client in the context of a vertical restrictions procedure conducted by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) (2020–)

  • Advice regarding a damages claim against the polyurethane foam cartel (2020–)

  • Advice to multiple patent owners in the telecoms sector in disputes relating to FRAND licensing of their 2G, 3G and 4G standard essential patents (2019–)


  • MSc Economics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • BSc Economics and Finance, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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