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Nils von Hinten-Reed

Managing Director

Nils von Hinten-Reed is a Founder and Managing Director of CEG Europe. Nils has 30 years of experience of providing economic and expert advice to governments, international organisations and the private sector. In the last 20 years Nils has provided expert advice in a wide range of competition and commercial litigation cases before competition authorities in Europe and Asia-Pacific, court proceedings and international arbitrations.

Nils has led teams on some of the most complex and large competition and commercial damages cases. His extensive experience includes expert testimony in the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal and High Court on behalf of Sainsbury’s against MasterCard and Visa in damages claims concerning interchange fees; expert evidence in the largest telecoms arbitration between T-Mobile and Vivendi; Polish Oil and Gas Company arbitration against Gazprom; numerous competition cases before the European Commission, national authorities, the Singapore CCS and disputes before arbitration Panels and Courts. Nils has also led merger teams on Phase II (intensive) and Phase I investigations before competition authorities.

Nils’ industry experience spans the aviation, banks, basic and specialty chemicals, construction, electricity and natural gas, finance, hospitality, industrial gases, insurance, maritime, media, pharmaceuticals, ports, post, rail, telecommunications, transport, and retailing sectors.

Before forming CEG, Nils was a Vice President in a UK based economics consultancy, a case-handler at the European Commission’s DG Competition and an economic adviser at UK’s HM Treasury.

Recent work

Nils is the expert for a proposed opt-in and opt-out class action before the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal against MasterCard and Visa on interchange fees charged on commercial card and inter-regional consumer card transactions. Nils is also acting as the expert for Veolia, Suez and Wolesley in the trucks cartel damages case before the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal. In Germany, he is an expert in the Girocard case.


Nils is included in Global Competition Review’s 2021 list of recommended competition economists and the Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Antitrust / Competition Lawyers and Economists. Nils has also been included in WWL’s List of Competition Thought Leaders.