15 Oct 2020 News

Meet Our Future Leaders in Competition

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We are proud to nurture thought leaders at every level within our 250-strong EMEA team of micro-economists. We believe that empowering professionals to harness creativity, develop an authentic voice, and challenge each other is the key to unlocking brilliance. With more Future Leaders recognized by Who’s Who Legal in their 2020 Competition listing than any other consultancy, we know we’re on the right track. 

We congratulate our acclaimed competition economists, who are part of a large collaborative team of ‘Rising Stars’ at Compass Lexecon. Meet the team in this short video (01:48).

Laura Phaff Vice President, London

“Learning from different experts who are always
willing to discuss new ideas and challenges helps us
to become more adaptable and better problem-solvers”

Recognised as one of four “Most Highly Regarded” Future Leaders in Competition by Who’s Who Legal, Laura "garners effusive praise for her adept handling of competition proceedings and leadership in complex merger case economic analysis”, according to the independent analysis. Laura advises in competition proceedings including merger control, abuse of dominance allegations, cartel investigations and regulatory price reviews. She holds an M.Sc. in Economics from University College London and an M.A. in Economics and Management from University of Oxford.

Georg ClemensEconomist, Düsseldorf

“It is not enough to simply make a claim
– our claims need to be bullet-proof.”

Georg is described as “a rising star in the German competition economist arena”, with “impressive expertise in digital markets, and strong results in merger and cartel cases”. Georg provides economic analysis in antitrust investigations, merger reviews and cartel damage estimations. He is currently working on antitrust issues related to “big data” and is a member of Compass Lexecon’s big data working group. Georg holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Düsseldorf and a Master of Laws from the University of Bonn. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Düsseldorf.

Patricia LorenzoSenior Vice President, Madrid

"Excellence and integrity are the values that, in my
opinion, distinguish our work. We always try to excel 
at what we do while being honest with our clients.”

Patricia“comes widely recommended for her econometrics and economic analysis in estimated damages and merger impact evaluations”. Patricia advises on the application of economic analysis and econometric techniques to competition policy issues and damages litigation cases and has over 19 years’ experience in economic consultancy. She advises clients in a range of industries, particularly in media and intellectual property. Patricia holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vigo and an M.A. in Industrial Economics from the University Carlos III de Madrid. 

Christopher MildeSenior Vice President, Berlin

“Collaboration beats rivalry at Compass Lexecon -
this not ​​​only makes us better at what we do but
also makes working here so much more enjoyable."

Christopher is described as “superb at quantifying damages arising from follow-on cartel litigation.” He is a testifying expert in a number of high profile follow-on cartel damages cases in Germany and the EU. He also has considerable merger experience, recently including e.g. the blocked Loomis-Ziemann deal in Germany. He has over 13 years’ experience in consultancy in Germany, London, Brussels, and Washington DC. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Tübingen.

Andy ParkinsonSenior Vice President, London

"Compass Lexecon's strength is its people.
​​Working with this group of smart, motivated
people is really rewarding."

Andy is described as “excellent” and “a really strong economist”. He has over 13 years’ experience advising clients on the economics of competition law, particularly in EC and UK CMA mergers and in competition damages, for which “peers and clients rate [him] highly”. His merger experience includes Bayer/Monsanto and Halliburton/Baker Hughes before the European Commission, and JD Sports/Footasylum and Thermo Fisher/Roper before the CMA. He holds an M.Sc. in Economics from University College London and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Andrew SwanVice President, London

“I am constantly struck by the integrity
of my colleagues to get to the right
answer rather than the convenient one”

Andrew is described as “a robust thinker who assesses issues from every possible angle”. Respondents lauded his “in-depth knowledge on merger cases” and ability to be “always one step ahead of the European Commission”. He has particular expertise in the economics of network industries, and vertical and conglomerate issues. He has advised clients before authorities in the UK, US, Europe, Southern Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. Andrew holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance from the University of Cape Town.

Global Recognitions

Compass Lexecon is proud to be recognized as a leading economic consultancy by Chambers & Partners, Global Competition Review, Global Arbitration Review, and Who’s Who Legal

  • Ranked Band 1 in Litigation Support Economic Analysts – Global-widecategory: “Their experts are absolutely staggeringly good. Rigorously independent and incredibly bright” – Chambers & Partners
  • Competition Economics Firm of the Year for five consecutive years, with 49 professionals and affiliates recognized in the 2020 Competition Economists – Who’s Who Legal
  • Top expert witness firm globally in the GAR 100 Expert Witness Firms Power Index in 2018 and 2019 – Global Arbitration Review
  • Ranked as a world-leading economic consultancy in the GCR 100 for 14 years – Global Competition Review

Meet our future leaders in competition

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