Compass Lexecon (London)

Urs Haegler

Compass Lexecon (London)
Senior Vice President

Urs Haegler is a Senior Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s European competition policy group. Based in London, he has worked on antitrust investigations, mergers and State aid cases across a number of industries, including telecommunications, media, financial services, mining, manufacturing, construction, energy and transport. In particular, he has gathered extensive experience with issues related to margin-squeeze allegations in the telecommunications sector; he 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. Urs has also been involved in damages litigation cases across several jurisdictions. Before becoming an economic consultant, he 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

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5989 Bulletin

Urs Haegler The EU Commission issues a decision prohibiting a merger between two stock exchange companies due to the risk of foreclosure in the markets for post-trade services (Deutsche Börse / London Stock Exchange Group)


Introduction On 29 March 2017, the European Commission issued its decision prohibiting the merger between Deutsche Börse AG (“DBAG”) and London Stock Exchange Group (“LSEG”). The Commission was concerned about, inter alia, the risk of foreclosure in the markets for post-trade services. In this (...)

Urs Haegler The German Competition Authority finds that where customers have dual or multi sources, a high combined market share does not allow direct conclusions with regard to the creation or strengthening of a dominant position (KLA-Tencor / Therma-Wave)


Summary The German Bundeskartellamt (‘FCO’) found that the proposed concentration does not lead to the creation or strengthening of a dominant position in the provision of thin-film metrology tools, despite the fact that the two parties to the transactions were the leaders in the relevant (...)

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