Thilo Klein is an Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon based in London and Düsseldorf.
Thilo has 20 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.
Thilo has advised on numerous merger cases both before the European Commission and in other jurisdictions. Recent EUMR phase-II cases include Google/Fitbit, E.ON/Innogy, T-Mobile/Tele2 NL, H3G Italy/WIND/JV and Siemens/Dresser-Rand (for the main parties), as well as Telia/Bonnier Broadcasting and GE/Alstom (for third parties). Recent cases in other jurisdictions include Liberty Global/Telefónica (CMA) and REWE/Lekkerland (BKartA).
Thilo has 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 (inter alia Trucks, several Car Parts cases, German Sugar cartel).
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.