Hyung-Joong Kim is a Senior Economist at Compass Lexecon, based in Brussels.
Hyung-Joong’s work focuses on the application of economic analysis and econometric techniques to competition policy cases, primarily merger cases. His experience covers a range of industries including food packaging, fast-moving consumer goods, real estate and manufacturing.
Hyung-Joong contributed to advising E.ON during Phase II merger proceedings in front of the European Commission (E.On/Innogy). Hyung-Joong managed various workstreams and conducted economic analyses to assess the likelihood of unilateral effects in European energy markets and to assess the effects of various remedy packages. He also worked on the Alstom/Bombardier Transport merger in the railway sector, for which he contributed to the economic analyses related to the assessment of horizontal, vertical and conglomerate effects including a bidding analysis and vertical foreclosure analysis and for which he assisted with extensive filing support and the design of an appropriate remedy package.
Other merger cases Hyung-Joong worked on in recent years are HP/Samsung (printer business), Nissan/Mitsubishi, Trelleborg/CGS, DEMB/Mondelez and Crown/Mivisa before the European Commission, and Regus/Avanta and Greene King/Spirit Pub Company before the UK Competition & Markets Authority.
Currently, Hyung-Joong contributes to the economic and econometric analysis related to damages litigation following the European Commission’s investigation of an information exchange between heavy truck manufacturers in several countries in Europe, in particular the UK.
Hyung-Joong holds his M.Sc. in Economics (specialization in Industrial Organization, Regulation and Competition Policy) from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and his B.Sc. in Economics and Business (specialization in Industrial Organization) from the University of Amsterdam. During the final stages of his studies, he worked as an Intern at the Chief Economist Team of the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission.