Dennis Beling is a Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s Hong Kong office. He has more than 10 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. Recently he has contributed economic analysis to a broad range of competition and policy issues in Hong Kong as Chief Economist of the SAR’s Competition Commission.
One of Dennis’s focusses in recent years has been competition in retail auto-fuel markets and he has worked on a range of issues in this area in a number of different jurisdictions including Germany, the UK, and Hong Kong. Dennis also has substantial experience in the area of merger control, where he worked on several large transactions, mostly before the European Commission. He has also advised clients in a number of cartel damages cases in Europe. Dennis has a strong interest in empirical analysis and has applied quantitative techniques in a range of cases. He also has experience in quantifying economic efficiencies both in merger cases (for example in UPS/TNT) and applications for exemption from competition rules (for example 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.