Anton Burger is a Vice President at Compass Lexecon, based in Berlin.
He has over 12 years of experience as an Economics Consultant in the energy industry. He has worked for a broad array of public and private clients in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, and throughout Europe.
Anton’s expertise spans energy competition, regulation, disputes, regulatory and commercial due diligence, and state aid. He has testified in front of the European Court of justice and was an expert in front of an Oberlandesgericht several times. He has presented high-level cases to DG Comp, Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), Bundeskartellamt (BKartA), as well as E-Control Commission.
Anton is an expert in the design of regulation and market design. He has overseen a number of assignments on the future if incentive regulation, capacity remuneration mechanisms, the regulation of interconnectors, as well as on cost of capital and efficiency and productivity factor (Xgen) assignments.
In terms of state aid and policy, Anton has helped design a hydrogen support strategy for Switzerland, has worked extensively on the German coal exit, as well as on the analysis of short-term and long-term policy measures following the Ukraine crisis. He has also been leading competition analysis of electricity markets, in particular abuse of dominance on electricity markets cases in southern Europe and market power assessments in Germany (for example the RWE-E.ON transaction).
He has authored several papers in academic, as well as in practitioners’ journals.
Before joining Compass Lexecon, Anton worked for other economic consultancies in London and Berlin. Prior to that, he was a junior assistant professor at the Institute for Regulatory Economics at the WU Vienna.
Anton holds a Ph.D. in economics from WU Vienna and HSG St. Gallen, as well as a Master’s in Economics and Operations Research from WU Vienna and UWA Perth. He speaks German (native), English (fluent) and French (basic).