Renowned Competition Economist, Dr. Miguel de la Mano Joins Compass Lexecon as Executive Vice President
Washington, D.C., July 8, 2015 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Miguel de la Mano, Ph.D., has joined the firm’s subsidiary, Compass Lexecon, as an Executive Vice President. Dr. de la Mano will be based in Brussels.
Dr. de la Mano joins Compass Lexecon from the European Commission, where he was the Head of Economic Analysis of Financial Markets at DG Internal Market. From October 2011 to May 2012, Dr. de la Mano served as Acting Chief Economist at the UK Competition Commission. He was appointed Deputy Chief Economist at DG Competition in 2009. In 2003, Dr. de la Mano became a member of the newly created Chief Economist Team at DG Competition. Dr. de la Mano began his career at the European Commission in late 2000 as a Competition Economist.
"We are excited to welcome Miguel to Compass Lexecon and look forward to working with him. Miguel is a rare talent, combining brain power with a significant depth of experience at DG Competition, DG Internal Market and the UK Competition Commission. His addition significantly strengthens our already strong European competition practice," said Jon Orszag and Jorge Padilla, both Senior Managing Directors at Compass Lexecon.
Dr. de la Mano has extensive experience in the competition area. Over the last 15 years, he has been closely involved in dozens of in-depth merger and antitrust investigations at the fact-finding, analysis and decision-making stages. Dr. de la Mano has defended the EU Commission in several court proceedings and provided economic testimony to EU Courts in several high profile antitrust and merger cases. In his new role, Dr. de la Mano will advise clients on competition matters in Europe.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. de la Mano stated, "I am delighted to join Compass Lexecon, home to some of the sharpest minds in the field of competition economics. My soon-to-be colleagues have a distinctive ability to present complex economic concepts and data in an understandable manner to enforcement agencies and courts. My object is to add to Compass Lexecon's already exceptional expertise with the effect of further enhancing the quality and relevance of economic analysis in competition policy enforcement in Europe."
Dr. de la Mano has co-drafted guidelines setting out the European Commission's analytical framework on merger control, vertical and horizontal agreements (Article 101 TFEU), as well as single firm conduct (Article 102 TFEU). Dr. de la Mano also co-drafted "guidelines on the submission on economic evidence" for DG Competition and the "new market investigation guidelines" for the former UK Competition Commission. In addition, Dr. de la Mano has written articles on EU competition policy and financial market regulation, with the aim of shaping and guiding EU enforcement and policymaking.
Dr. de la Mano completed his graduate studies in economics at the Institute for World Economics in Kiel, Germany, and the European Institute at Saarbrucken University, Germany. Dr. de la Mano conducted his Ph.D. research at Oxford University in the UK.
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