His primary areas of concentration include competition disputes and complex damage calculations, as well as forensic investigations. As both an economist and theoretical physicist by training, he also has deep experience in the application of mathematical-statistical methods in litigation.
Mr. Benz has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including telecom, auto, engineering, retail, construction, manufacturing, chemicals, oil and gas, waste recycling, transport, wholesaling, media, government, IT and private equity.
Throughout his career, Mr. Benz has undertaken assignments involving international companies listed on German and international stock exchanges, and has worked on assignments throughout Europe. He brings deep expertise in preparing evidence to be used in court, for example in high-value follow-on claims. He has advised on how to effectively set up compliance programs, as well as how to strengthen and improve internal controls.
He has also advised licensors of intellectual property on usage and protection of their intangible assets; advised on alleged abuse of a dominant market position; and assessed the impact of behaviors on competition and market dynamics.
Mr. Benz is a forensic expert, who has delivered top-executive training on topics such as compliance with international law, with a focus on antitrust and anti-bribery. He has also worked on damage claims as regards cartel or abuse of dominant market position, breach of contracts and tort.
Before joining A&M, he was a senior manager and partner candidate at KPMG. He was also seconded to KPMG U.K., working with the International Forensic Steering Group on the strategic and operational development of the worldwide practice.
Mr. Benz earned diplomas, with distinction, in economics, business administration and theoretical physics. A German national, he is fluent in German and in English and conversational in Spanish.