The Brattle Group’s competition experts work with clients in the private and public sector on a full range of competitive, regulatory, and commercial issues that arise in European markets. We regularly provide expert testimony in market investigations and competition cases throughout Europe and before the European Commission. We have also advised on major mergers and joint ventures in the region.

In antitrust and competition investigations and merger review processes, Brattle economists provide sophisticated econometric analyses of complex data sets, application of simulation models for use in predicting the effects of alleged anticompetitive conduct, and development and refinement of cutting-edge economic arguments relating to exclusionary behavior and cost-raising strategies.

Our experts also evaluate the competitive impacts of mergers and acquisitions, identify key competitive issues, and conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses of the likely impacts on prices and other market features. Our experience spans both horizontal and vertical transactions, including the formulation of mitigation measures if the competitive analyses do not satisfy “safe harbor” thresholds.

We have worked with a variety of clients in Europe, including competition authorities and antitrust enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Ireland, France, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

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