Benno Buehler is a Vice President affiliated to the Munich and Brussels offices. Previously, he was a senior member of the European Commission’s DG Competition Chief Economist Team. He started his career at an international management consultancy. With more than 10 years of competition experience, Benno has worked on many aspects of competition policy. He did the economic analysis in a number of antitrust matters such as the Amazon case on parity clauses as well as in the Samsung and Motorola Standard Essential Patent cases. He also shaped the Commission’s economic assessment in several high profile horizontal and non-horizontal mergers, such as T-Mobile NL/Tele2 NL, Tronox/Cristal, Qualcomm/NXP, Three UK/Telefónica UK, Telenor/TeliaSonera, Orange/Jazztel, Telefónica DE/E-Plus, H3G/Orange, Google/Motorola, Glencore/Xstrata. He was also involved in a number of policy initiatives such as the Commission’s overhaul of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation. His experience covers a wide range of sectors, including (mobile) telecommunications and broadband, high-tech, commodities and raw materials, paper, energy and transport. In light of his work experience at the European Commission, he is familiar with the perspective of competition agencies. His academic work has been published in scientific journals such as the Journal of Industrial Economics and the European Economic Review. He has also published on competition policy in the Review of Industrial Organization as well as in Competition Law & Policy Debate. Benno regularly speaks at competition policy conferences. He is a native German speaker, and is fluent in English and French.
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Ex post analysis of two mobile telecom mergers: T-Mobile/tele.ring in Austria and T-Mobile/Orange in the Netherlands* In a nutshell: Ex post evaluation of merger decisions is a valuable tool for improving the understanding of markets and to assess merger control policy. To provide reliable (...)