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Experienced Economist Joins Cornerstone Research’s Brussels Team

 |  February 20, 2024

Cornerstone Research, a prominent provider of economic and financial consulting services, has strengthened its competition team in Brussels with the addition of Dr. Norbert Maier as a principal. Dr. Maier brings with him a wealth of experience garnered from nearly two decades in the field, notably serving as an economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition.

Dr. Maier’s extensive background encompasses various facets of antitrust and competition economics, with a particular focus on mergers, competition policy, and state aid. His tenure of six years within the Chief Economist’s Team at DG COMP saw him contribute to numerous high-profile mergers, including several Phase II investigations. His expertise spans diverse industries such as digital markets, energy, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, airlines, food, insurance, media platforms, and retail.

In addition to his regulatory experience, Dr. Maier has a proven track record of leading economist teams in both consulting and regulatory environments. He has conducted comprehensive competition risk assessments, defined product and geographical markets, evaluated the impact of information exchange on prices, and analyzed bundling and alleged exclusionary conduct, among other areas.

Expressing his enthusiasm about joining Cornerstone Research, Dr. Maier stated, “It is a great pleasure to join Cornerstone Research’s growing European team. I am looking forward to collaborating with my new European and US colleagues to grow our presence in Brussels, leveraging Cornerstone Research’s first-class experience in handling competition cases.”

Gregor Langus, vice president at Cornerstone Research, expressed his satisfaction with Dr. Maier’s appointment, remarking, “We are delighted to welcome Norbert to the firm and as a key member of our Brussels team. His agency and consulting experience across a range of industries, including in technology, energy, and life sciences, will be major assets to our clients in the EU and elsewhere.”

Dr. Maier’s appointment underscores Cornerstone Research’s commitment to providing unparalleled expertise and support to clients navigating complex competition matters in Europe and beyond. With his arrival, the firm is poised to further enhance its reputation as a leader in economic consulting within the competition landscape.

Source: Corner Stone