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Prof. Dr. Rainer P. Lademann Managing Partner Vita ​Rainer P Lademann is honorary professor at the University of Göttingen where he also studied business administration. There he received a PhD for his studies and his research activities on buying power and market concentration in the food retailing industry. In 1986 he founded Germany’s first company specialised in competition economics. Since then he has been involved in various merger, cartel and abuse of dominance cases in several sectors as well as in regulation cases. He has published more than 60 articles and six books on competition and strategy issues. His concept for measuring the vertical distribution of market power and market definition in food retailing contributed to impede sector specific regulations against the concentration process in the retail industry. He gave advice in the political decision process as an expert to different committees of the German Parliament as well as for die German Competition Commission (Monopolkommission). While in the 1980s and 1990s Mr Lademann had been focused on most of the bigger merger cases in the food retailing sector of Germany, the last 10 years had been affected by projects in various industries, particularly automotive, food industry, cement, insurance, network industries, paper wholesaling, chemicals, aviation and advertising markets in Germany and Europe. He has also served as an expert in litigations. Due to his university and analytical background Mr Lademann is experienced in understanding competition in different markets and in giving strategy advice in pre or post merger projects as well as in questions of distribution politics (such as in the automotive industry) or for the realignment of the market or pricing strategies of companies.
Dr. Pia Schneider-Lademann Partner Vita ​Upon her graduation and completion of the doctorate at Göttingen University in 1985 as well as her occupation as specialist for auditing and financial restructuring in one of the major international accounting firms, Pia Schneider-Lademann became Partner at Lademann & Associates. She focuses on cost-based competition projects and has specialized in controlling and cost analyses. Apart from that, she acts as moderator in top management workshops. Pia Schneider-Lademann has wide range of experience in sales advisory in the sectors of consumer goods, productive and investment goods, in which she supported the installation of sales organizations and market entries of various enterprises into the German market. Furthermore, she managed post-merger integration processes. She has know-how of various industries with an emphasis on technical wholesaling, retailing and the financial sector.
Niels Frank Managing Partner Vita ​Niels Frank is a principal at Lademann & Associates. He studied economics with a focus on industrial organization at the University of Hamburg and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel. He is specialized in market simulation models as well as econometric analysis of consumer survey data. Niels has worked on numerous antitrust matters involving the assessment of cartel damages and the effects of horizontal and non-horizontal mergers. His industry experience includes fast moving consumer goods, TV-advertising, retailing, construction materials, business insurance, paper wholesale, airport infrastructure, and services related to the postal sector. In the natural gas sector he provided analysis concerning potential competition issues in regulatory proceedings. Since 2007 Niels is lecturing on competition policy at the University of Bayreuth.
Dr. Gunnar Oldehaver Manager Vita
Dr. Martin A. Leroch Manager Vita studied Economics with a specialization on Labor Market Economics and International Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich and the Venice International University, Italy. He received his doctorate degree for a series of papers in the field of Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg, where he was also employed as Researcher at the Chair for Allocation and Competition. As post-doc Researcher he then moved to the Institute of Political Science at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz. As external lecturer both in Germany and abroad he offered several courses on Global Economy, Microeconomics, Game Theory and Law & Economics, and substituted the Chair of Economics, especially Microeconomics and Public Economics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle for one year. Dr. Leroch joined Lademann & Associates in 2016. He also continues to offer lectures at the TU Hamburg-Harburg.
Jan-Michael G. Kreis Consultant Vita studied economics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn, the University of Cologne and the University of Hamburg. He completed his master’s degree with a focus on competition economics. After additional training in online marketing he joined Lademann & Associates as a junior consultant in 2017.
Julia Lipp Consultant Vita studied economics at the University of Hamburg and the University of Kiel (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel). She has practical experience in applied economics as well as in statistics and econometrics. Ms Lipp started her career as a consultant at Lademann & Associates.
Johannes Hürten Consultant Vita after completing his apprenticeship as an industrial management assistant and his part time education as print media manager, he worked as coordinator in an production agency. He started his studies in 2012 at the University of Hohenheim and graduated with a Master of Economics in 2017. Since 2018 is member of the Lademann & Associates team.
Kai Petersen Database & IT Manager Vita ​​After his vocational training as retail salesman, Kai Petersen studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel. He started working for the Gesellschaft für Wettbewerbsforschung und Handelsentwicklung in 1998 and is part of the team of Lademann & Associates since its spin-off.
Elvira Pantzer Backoffice Vita
Liane Kulis Management Assistent Vita
Sandra Radtke Backoffice Vita