Benjamin LoertscherAssociate Director
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Benjamin is an Associate Director at CEG Europe supporting the firm in Zurich and Berlin. He has focused his entire career on the field of competition and has over 10 years’ experience working in consulting. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including chemicals, agricultural products, telecoms, aircraft, energy and others. Having been involved in a large number of monitoring trustee assignments for the European Commission and other competition authorities in merger, antitrust and State aid cases, he has a particular expertise in competition remedies.
His work focuses on advising clients and their external counsel in damages litigations and merger investigations and supporting them with expert reports covering qualitative and empirical economic arguments and analyses. His case experience includes high-profile cases such as the German sugar cartel, WTO dispute settlement proceedings relating to large civil aircraft, litigation following the conditional clearance of a merger in the cable network industry in Germany and a major Phase II merger investigation by the European Commission in the industrial chemicals sector.
Benjamin started his career at the Swiss Competition Commission before joining a consultancy in London specialised in competition economics and monitoring trustee services. He then worked for several years at the competition economics practice of another economics consulting firm in Berlin before joining CEG.
He obtained his first master’s degree in economics from the University of Zurich and his second one in EU Competition Law from King’s College London. Benjamin is native in German, fluent in English and speaks French.
Benjamin worked for one of the defendants in damages litigation relating to the German sugar cartel. Other recent work includes a major Phase II merger investigation by the European Commission in the industrial chemicals sector in which he supported the acquirer.