Oxera (Oxford)

Gunnar Niels

Oxera (Oxford)
Managing Partner

Gunnar leads Oxera’s work in competition policy and litigation, with more than 25 years’ experience in the field covering mergers, agreements, abuse of dominance, damages and state aid. He has advised companies such as Deutsche Bahn, Liberty Global, Facebook, ConocoPhillips and Mastercard, as well as government bodies and the European Commission. Gunnar has provided expert testimony before courts in a range of jurisdictions, including the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Spain, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand, and has presented at oral hearings in European Commission inquiries. Author of Economics for Competition Lawyers (Oxford University Press, second edition, 2016), Gunnar is on the board of Markt en Mededinging, has been guest editor for the Antitrust Bulletin, and has published in many leading journals. Before joining Oxera in 1999, Gunnar was deputy head of the Economics Directorate at Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission. He is listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists.


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3419 Bulletin

Gunnar Niels Excessive Prices: An overview of EU and national case law


Introduction If the main objective of competition law is to promote consumer welfare, prohibiting excessive prices surely makes sense. Or does it? The answer to this question is surprisingly complex and controversial, for a host of practical, legal, economic and ideological reasons. US (...)

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Frank Verboven, Gunnar Niels, Hans W. Friederiszick, Ivan Verougstraete Belgian Competition Day - TR2 - Mise en oeuvre privée des règles de concurrence : Evaluation du dommage (Bruxelles, 21 octobre 2010)


Cet article regroupe les communications présentées lors de la seconde table ronde de la Journée belge de la concurrence à Bruxelles le 21 octobre 2010. Dr Gunnar Niels, auteur de la première contribution, présente le rapport Oxera préparé pour la Commission européenne. Il souligne l’importance (...)



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