Dr Lars Wiethaus joined CRA as a vice president in June 2016 and splits his time between the Munich and Brussels office. Previously, Lars was a Director and head of the Brussels office at E.CA Economics. He started his career with LECG (Evans/Padilla group) in London.
With more than 10 years of consulting experience, Lars advised on numerous complex transactions including Microsoft/LinkedIn, Deutsche Börse/London Stock Exchange (intervention), Telefónica Deutschland/E-Plus, Vattenfall/Nuon, Edeka/Kaiser’s Tengelmann, Immonet/Immowelt, Liberty/Kabel BW, Swisscom/SRG/Ringier, Six/PayLife, and Portugal Telecom/Sonaecom. He has worked on a large variety of Article 102 cases and those involving vertical restraints, with a particular focus on network industries and platform markets. Lars has ample litigation experience, covering both defendants’ and claimants’ positions in claims concerning information exchanges, cartels, and vertical restraints. He has assessed damages in multiple high profile claims, including in the smart card chips, automotive, trucks, beer, glass, telecoms, payment cards, and online distribution sector. He has advised on various regulatory matters in the field of telecommunications and energy. Lars is particularly experienced in cases concerning the European Commission, the German BKartA, the Austrian BWB and the Swiss WEKO. Lars has served as an expert at Court.
Lars is a co-editor of the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice. He has published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization, Telecommunication Policy, Review of Industrial Organization, Information Economics and Policy, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, and Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb. Lars regularly speaks at conferences and competition law seminars and provides economics training for judges.
Recent recognitions as a leading economist and awards include Who’s Who Legal Competition, Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders, Who’s Who Legal Experts and the GCR Awards for the Merger Matter of the Year (Microsoft/LinkedIn).
PhD, Economics, University of Hamburg
MSc, Business Administration and Economics, University of Hamburg
BA, Business Administration and Economics, University of Hamburg