Thilo Klein is an Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon based in London and Düsseldorf. Thilo has more than 15 years’ experience as an economic consultant, during which he has advised clients from a wide range of industries, in all fields of competition policy and in a variety of jurisdictions including the European Union, the UK, Germany, Austria, and countries in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, among others.
A merger specialist, Thilo has advised on numerous cases both before the European Commission and in other jurisdictions. Recent EUMR phase-II cases include H3G Italy/WIND/JV, Siemens/Dresser Rand, H3G/O2 Ireland, and H3G/Orange Austria (for the main parties), as well as GE/Alstom and TeliaSonera/Telenor/JV (for third parties).
Thilo has ample experience in the economics of Art. 101 and Art. 102, both in an advisory function and as an expert witness. Inter alia he was involved in the UK cases of National Grid Meters, Dairy Retail Price Initiatives, and Newspaper and Magazine Distribution; several high-profile European Commission investigations (e.g. Marine Hoses; Cathode Ray Tubes); and cases in several other jurisdictions. He also regularly advises clients in cartel damages litigation.
His market investigation experience includes the UK cases of Yellow Pages and Payment Protection Insurance, among others.
Prior to his career in competition economics consulting, Thilo worked as an economist in senior positions for several public and private institutions in Peru. During that time, he was a member of the team of economic advisors at the Finance Ministry and a Commissioner at the Peruvian competition authority INDECOPI.
Thilo is fluent in English, German and Spanish. He was educated at the University of Cologne and at York University, where he obtained an M.Sc. in Economics (with distinction). He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EC competition law from King’s College London.