Matthias Pflanz joined Compass Lexecon’s London office as a Senior Consultant in October 2016. Previously, he was a Vice President at Charles River Associates, where he led CRA’s German competition practice.
Matthias has advised clients on a wide range of competition proceedings before the agencies and courts of the EU, UK, Germany and elsewhere. He has wide-ranging experience of merger control proceedings in numerous jurisdictions and led the economic team on behalf of one or both of the merging parties in a number of major EU merger cases, including GE/Honeywell and Oracle/PeopleSoft among many others. He also has extensive experience in private competition litigation before European member state courts, as well as in competition authority proceedings relating to abuse of dominance, cartels and agreements, and general market investigations. He has acted for a number of clients in proceedings before the European courts, including for General Electric throughout its appeal against the European Commission’s decision in GE/Honeywell.
He has also provided advice in relation to numerous major commercial arbitration and litigation matters, and has acted as an expert witness in commercial dispute resolution proceedings, including international arbitrations under ICC and other rules. His clients in such proceedings have included major corporations and sovereign states.
Matthias holds an M.Phil. degree in Economics from Oxford University and has been a Visiting Lecturer in economics at Birmingham University. He has been an economic consultant specializing in competition and regulation issues since 1994.