Urs Haegler is a Senior Vice President at Compass Lexecon, based in London. He has worked on antitrust investigations, mergers and State aid cases across several industries, including telecommunications, media, financial services, mining, manufacturing, construction, energy, and transport.
Urs has gathered extensive experience in the aviation sector, in particular conducting economic analyses of efficiencies resulting from revenue-sharing agreements between airlines on transatlantic or transpacific routes. His experience in the financial services sector includes, inter alia, providing economic advice in the context of the European Commission’s merger control proceedings in Deutsche Börse/London Stock Exchange; conducting analyses of competition between investment banks in the context of a market study by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); and advising a client in the context of an investigation by the European Commission regarding allegedly collusive practices of a number of investment banks related to the potential on-exchange trading of Credit Default Swaps (CDS). He has also worked on cases relating to the alleged collusive manipulation of certain benchmarks.
Furthermore, in assignments related to margin-squeeze allegations in the telecommunications sector; Urs has contributed to financial and economic analyses of broadband Internet activities of several European telecommunications incumbents involved in investigations pursuant to Article 102 TFEU or its relevant national-competition-law equivalents. He has also been involved in damages litigation cases and arbitration matters across several jurisdictions.
Before becoming an economic consultant, Urs was a Lecturer in Economics at the University of London, where he taught courses in asset pricing and corporate finance, as well as game and contract theory. His research has focused on a wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, including monetary, financial and industrial economics. Urs Haegler holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has published in the European Economic Review and Economica and has presented papers at a number of academic conferences.