Portrait of Sophie Kuemmel

Sophie Kuemmel : Consultant

Sophie is a member of Oxera’s Competition team. She advises clients across Europe on a range of competition issues, particularly in relation to cartel damages and the abuse of market power. She has previously worked in a variety of sectors, including wholesale and natural resources. Before joining Oxera, Sophie completed a Master’s degree in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth. During her studies, she completed internships at SEAT and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, among others.

Sophie speaks English, German, and Spanish.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6652

Sophie's specialisms include:

Selected
professional experience

  • Estimated damages for an ongoing exploitative abuse of dominance case (2022–)

  • Gathered evidence on the impact on trade from the roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) shipping cartel (2022–)

  • Advised a client in the natural resources sector on a standalone claim for an alleged abuse of dominance, with a focus on primary and secondary market definition (2022–)

  • Core member of the team drafting Oxera’s response to the public consultation on the Spanish National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) draft damages guide (2022)

Selected
publications

  • Alimonti, R., Kuemmel, S. and Nau, T. (forthcoming), ‘The interplay between leniency programmes and private enforcement: the economist perspective on recent policy proposals’, Competition Law Journal.

Qualifications

  • MSc International Political Economy, London School of Economics, UK

  • BA Philosophy and Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany

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