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AMC Economics is an economic consulting firm that specialises in supporting clients and their competition lawyers in antitrust and merger control investigations.

About AMC Economics

AMC Economics was launched in 2011, with primary focus on cases before the European Commission (DG Competition) and the UK competition authorities (OFT and Competition Commission, now replaced by the CMA).

Established by founding partner Paul Hofer, its approach is based on quick identification and targeted factual testing of what ultimately matters in a given case, informed by economic principles and focused quantitative analysis.

AMC Economics has been chosen as the UK Competition Economics Consulting Firm of the Year by the 2012 ACQ Law Awards and won the 2012 Acquisition International Legal Award for the category of UK Integrated Merger Control Advisory Firm of the Year.  More recently, it obtained a 2013 ACQ Global Award as UK Economics Consultancy of the Year, a 2013 Finance Monthly Law Award and a 2013 Acquisition International M&A Award as UK Merger Control Advisory Firm of the Year, and a 2013 ICFM Global Award.


Paul Hofer, Founding Partner

Paul has over 15 years' experience as a consultant and competition economist. He has worked on over 100 competition policy investigations and been the lead economic adviser on many high profile cases (including several phase II reviews at the European Commission).

Paul is an expert in both antitrust and merger control analysis.  Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who of Competition Economists has listed him since 2006, and since 2011 he has also featured in The Best of the Best by Expert Guides as one of the world’s most pre-eminent competition and antitrust economists.

In addition to his consulting work, Paul is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars throughout Europe, and from 2010 to 2016 he taught the economics of merger control at the Brussels School of Competition.  He has also published on a range of topics in competition policy.

Paul holds an MA in Economics (First Class) from Cambridge, an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law (with Distinction) from King’s College, London.

Before founding AMC Economics, he worked at NERA Economic Consulting in London and Brussels, and at LBE in Oxford.

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