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.
Mr. Benz is a forensic expert who has carried out large-scale international forensic investigations 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.
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.
Recognized in Who's Who Legal's Consulting Experts, Arbitration and Germany guides, clients say Mr. Benz is "a highly intelligent and convincing expert who translates difficult economic and statistical analysis into simple but compelling arguments," and combines "an academic background with a commercially-minded practice."