econda‘s expertise is based on strong foundations in economics and econometrics, many years of experience in applying this academic knowledge to competition matters and in working with large and diverse teams.

Dr Katharina Sailer brings more than 15 years experience in competition related matters.

She has advised clients in cartel cases, in merger control, in market investigations, and in other cases of anticompetitive behaviour across a large number of different industries and before different competition authorities and courts.

She is well versed in theoretical economic questions, complex data analysis and sophisticated econometric analysis.

Katharina is fluent in English and German.


Selected cases

Cartel follow-on litigation: trucks (EU), automotive (several cases, EU), rail tracks (DE), elevators and escalators (AT), road construction (CH, UK)

Merger investigations: Unilever/Sara Lee (EU), Lufthansa/SN Brussels (EU)

Market investigations: Groceries Inquiry (UK), Private Healthcare Remittal (UK), Retail Banking (UK)

Anticompetitive behaviour: TV advertising (DE), luxury cosmetics (CH)


Katharina holds a Ph.D. from the University of Munich and a Diploma from the University of Cologne, both in economics. She was a guest researcher at the London School of Economics.

She has previous experience with Charles River Associates, the UK Competition Authority, L.E.K. Consulting, and the Kiel Insitute for World Economics.

Presentations and publications

Katharina has published and presented on network and information economics, on auctions, on merger control thresholds, on demand estimation and merger simulation, and on follow-on litigation.