My Partner Philip Haberman has recently been interviewed by the editor of Competition Law Insight, a monthly publication on international competition and antitrust issues. The interview covers a range of personal and professional matters, ranging from Philip’s early adventures in maths, through his experiences of expert witness work and cross-examination, his views on competition law, regulation and state aid, to the challenges of determining the counterfactual in quantifying losses.
Philip is a pioneer expert accounting witness in UK and EU competition disputes, having been appointed as expert on such landmark cases as Courage v Crehan, Claymore Dairies v OFT, Genzyme, Commission v Vodafone, T-Mobile and O2 (International Roaming), Imperial Tobacco and others v OFT, and 2 Travel v Cardiff Bus. I have had the pleasure of working closely with him on several of these cases, and also co-authored a chapter with him for the Brick Court Chambers publication, Competition Litigation.
I hope you enjoy reading as much as I have this particular insight into the thoughts, views and motivations of one of the most influential practitioners in our profession since forensic accountants first took regularly to the stand not so many years ago.
By Bruno Augustin, partner