Marco Schönborn

Associate Director


Tel: +49 30 700 15 06 30
Fax: +49 30 700 15 06 99

Tel: +49 30 700 15 06 30

Tel: +39 345 6986539

Email: marco.schonborn@nera.com
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MSc in economics and philosophy, London School of Economics
BSc in economics, University of Birmingham


Marco Schönborn is an expert in energy markets, regulation, and infrastructure. He believes that the application of economic first principles is the best guide in identifying solutions to the complex problems of today’s energy sector. Mr. Schönborn provides expert testimony and helps clients navigate complex commercial arbitration and litigation involving contractual disputes and antitrust matters. He provides advice to industry players, utilities, and investors pertaining to regulation and how markets work. While his focus is on the energy sector, he works in many other industries as well. Mr. Schönborn is fluent in five languages and supports clients in both Western and Eastern Europe, as well as Latin America.

Mr. Schönborn’s approach to helping his clients is to identify and understand the key issues, then develop a firm response based on sound economics. He has helped arbitral tribunals understand changes to gas markets and draw relevant implications for long-term contracts to ultimately render an award in favor of his client. Mr. Schönborn has also supported investors in their due diligence of gas and electricity networks, leading to a successful acquisition by helping them understand the pertinent regulation in detail, and by identifying the key value drivers, risks, and opportunities.

Mr. Schönborn provides expertise to clients, helping them respond to challenges related to competition, market design, liberalization, and deregulation. For example, he has supported international financial institutions and governments, as well as incumbents, in the context of market openings by devising pricing that reflects competitive conditions and meets defined regulatory criteria. He has also looked at the stranding risks of gas assets and the opportunities connected with hydrogen developments.

Prior to joining NERA, Mr. Schönborn taught courses in microeconomics at the London School of Economics and worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) in London. Mr. Schönborn’s prior teaching and research experience have uniquely situated him to develop a deep understanding of economic principles and deliver clear and concise reports to clients, making complex concepts and terminology easy to understand.



Title Type Author
International Arbitration White Paper Series White Paper
COVID-19 and the Next Wave of Business Disputes White Paper By Marco Schönborn, Mark L. Berenblut, et al.
Renewable Auctions in Italy: Learning from the Experience in the UK and Germany Published Article Daniel Radov, Marco Schönborn, Dominik Hübler, et al.
Proposals to reform the regulatory framework for gas and electricity networks in Germ... Published Article By Marco Schönborn and Leen Dickx
Transition toward a fully liberalised retail energy market in Italy: Lessons from the... Published Article By Marco Schönborn and Leen Dickx
Kapazitätsmarktdesign: Erfahrungen aus Großbritannien (Capacity Market Design: Experi... Published Article By George Anstey and Marco Schönborn
The British Capacity Market: Reflections on a Visible Hand Brief By George Anstey and Marco Schönborn
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NERA Economic Consulting Announces Senior-Level Promotions 23 February 2021 Press Release
NERA Economic Consulting Opens Office in Milan, Italy 19 November 2019 Press Release