Lars Wiethaus

Vice President
Lars Wiethaus | European Antitrust and Competition | Charles River Associates

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.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    CRA consultants support Trainline in landmark Bundeskartellamt decision
    In a landmark decision, the Bundeskartellamt found that Deutsche Bahn abused its dominant position in the German rail market by, among others, foreclosing...
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  • 02
    Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn
    For Microsoft, CRA economists advised on the $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in Europe and the US. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cleared the...
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