The Brattle Group provides economic analysis and expert testimony to private parties and the Competition Bureau under all sections of the Competition Act, including the merger, monopolistic practices, cartel and deceptive marketing practices provisions, and in regards to advocacy initiatives.

We have advised clients in hundreds of transactions, and provided testimony and litigation support in antitrust and competition cases on behalf of leading law firms, as well as Canadian and international government agencies. Our Toronto-based experts include the former T.D. MacDonald Chair of Industrial Economics at the Bureau and a former Competition Bureau officer.

The Brattle Group has a proven track record acting for both Canadian and multinational clients providing services in the following areas of competition law:

Mergers and Agreements
We provide the unique combination of being able to both assess whether transactions are likely to result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition and analyze potential mitigating factors, including the section 96 efficiencies defense, section 93(b) failing firm defense and likelihood of a timely new market entry. In doing so, our economic skills and experience enable us to quickly develop the relevant theories of competitive harm and conduct the necessary empirical analyses in a timely and cost effective manner.

Monopolistic Practices
With our knowledge of the relevant competition principles and our financial and economic experience in this area, we provide investigative and expert witness services relating to allegations of predatory pricing and other monopolistic practices.

Class Actions
We have expertise at the class certification stage in performing statistical analyses of detailed sales data or analyzing market structure, either with internal experts or top tier academic experts. We also have wide-ranging experience in the estimation of cartel overcharges using a variety of techniques.

Deceptive Marketing
We provide investigative and financial consulting services in the context of alleged deceptive marketing services, including the estimation of damages or incremental benefit derived by the defendant company.

Sections 100 and 104
We have significant experience providing expert support in situations where it is alleged that the ability of the Tribunal to remedy the wrong will be substantially impaired. Our cross-functional knowledge of business processes, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions, frequently in the context of litigation, ensure that parties are well advised.