Antitrust/Competition Policy

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Global Economics Group experts have decades of extensive experience handling complex antitrust and merger matters in the United States, the European Union, Latin America, and Asia. They have been the lead experts or led expert teams in some of the most historic cases of the last three decades including U.S. v. AT&T, U.S. v. Microsoft, VisaCheck/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation, and the European Commission v. Microsoft. They have been involved in Phase II merger investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, and other authorities. They are supported by a highly technical team of quantitative specialists that are trained in the latest techniques being used in matters before regulatory matters throughout the world. The experts pride themselves on being able to communicate complex economic ideas clearly to judges, juries, regulatory authorities, mediators, and arbitrators. Members of the team have been leading contributors to the academic and practical literature on antitrust and their works are highly cited and relied on.

Key areas include:

  • Mergers. We have experience handling mergers with horizontal and vertical aspects and mergers involving multi-sided platforms. We have conducted analyses of market definition, unilateral effects including intensive analyses involving diversion ratio and upward pricing pressure analysis, coprivacy, legal and internet ordinated effects, and the examination of efficiencies. Our experts have appeared before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, China’s MOFCOM, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and other authorities with merger responsibility.
  • Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance. We have handled matters involving all aspects of Sherman Section 2 in the US and Article 102 in the European Union and equivalent statutes in other jurisdictions. Specific matters have involved tying, bundling, predatory pricing, exclusive dealing and other exclusionary abuses, price discrimination, margin squeezes, essential facilities, and antitrust/intellectual property issues.
  • Horizontal and vertical agreements. Our experts have handled matters involving all aspects of Sherman Section 1 in the US and Article 101 in the European Union and equivalent statutes in other jurisdictions. Specific matters have involved cartel damages, analysis of the existence of coordinated behavior, and the competitive and efficient aspects of joint ventures and associations.
  • Class actions. Our experts have provided economic analysis and testimony concerning the certification of classes, particular analyses related to Rule 23 requirements concerning common methods and proof and preponderance of class issues.