Joanna Hornik is an Economist at Compass Lexecon based in Brussels.
Joanna’s work focuses on the application of economic analysis and econometric techniques to competition policy cases, primarily merger cases. Her experience covers a range of industries including media, FMCG, insurance, and manufacturing, among others.
Joanna has been involved in the EC Phase II merger between Polish oil refiners PKN Orlen and Lotos and in the Discovery/Scripps Networks merger, where the European Commission imposed behavioral remedies related to the Polish media company TVN (owned by Scripps). She also worked on several competition cases reviewed by the Polish UOKiK, such as the acquisition of Pini Polonia by Smithfields and a Phase II merger investigation in the leisure sector. Moreover, Joanna was involved in preparing an economic assessment of alleged price-fixing and exchange of information between wood panel manufacturers in Poland, in the context of an appeal of the UOKiK’s decision.
Joanna has also worked for clients in cases investigated by competition authorities in the broader CEE region and beyond. She was part of the team that prepared a rebuttal of concerted practice allegations in Ukraine, she conducted an economic analysis in response to the Statement of Objections related to a proposed merger in the electricity market in Slovenia, and she advised in the Cofina/Media Capital merger in the media and advertising sectors investigated by the Portuguese competition authority. She was also involved in preparing a competitive assessment of an agricultural sector in a country in the Black Sea region as part of an assignment for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Joanna holds an M.A. in European Economic Studies (specializing in European Law and Economic Analysis) from the College of Europe and a B.A. in Economics, Political Science and International Relations from University College Roosevelt (Utrecht University).
She previously worked as an Academic Assistant in the Economics department of the College of Europe, where she was responsible for courses in law and economics of competition, industrial organization, and the economics and regulation of network industries.