Dennis Beling is a Senior Vice President with Compass Lexecon and head of its Brussels’ office. Previously based in Compass Lexecon’s Singapore office, he continues to assist clients across Asia Pacific with regular travel to the region.
Dennis has more than 18 years’ experience as a competition economist gained in both public and private sector roles.
Dennis has worked on a wide range of competition issues including cartel investigations, merger control, abuse of market power, market studies, applications for exemption from competition rules and cartel damages. His work has covered various industries including high technology, financial services, construction, chemicals, energy and transport. Dennis has significant experience advising on cases before the European Commission, as well as national competition authorities and courts in both Europe and the Asia Pacific region. He has contributed economic analysis to a broad range of competition and policy issues in Hong Kong as the former Chief Economist of the SAR’s Competition Commission.
A focus of Dennis’s practice is merger control and he has extensive experience in providing economic advice in the context of large multi-jurisdictional transactions with notifications to a range of competition authorities including the European Commission, the Competition Commission of India, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the Korea Fair Trade Commission and the Singapore Competition and Consumer Commission (recently, e.g., in Cargotec/Konecranes and HHI/DSME). He has also advised on several mergers before national competition authorities (recent cases include, e.g., True/DTAC and San Miguel Corporation/Holcim Philippines). Dennis has a strong interest in empirical analysis and has experience in quantifying economic efficiencies both in merger cases (e.g., UPS/TNT) and applications for exemption from competition rules (e.g., in the context of airline alliances).
Dennis was educated at the University of Hamburg and at the University of Sydney, where he obtained Master’s degrees in Economics. Dennis is fluent in English and German.