Antitrust/Competition / EU Competition
Price Fixing & Collusion

The European Commission has intensified its prosecution of alleged cartels, raised the fines, and reformed laws to increase effectiveness. This hardened position raises the stakes for companies implicated in cartel cases, putting greater onus on the accurate and thorough analysis of key economic evidence.

We have been involved in some of the largest investigations of alleged price fixing, hard-core cartel, and other collusive behaviors conducted by the European Commission and national competition authorities. Our approach in these cases is to use economic models and empirical analysis to assess the effects of the alleged conduct to determine if the market outcome resulted in prices and quantities that differ markedly from an estimate of a competitive market benchmark.