CASE, founded in 1995 by Dr. Cento Veljanovski is one of the longest established competition and litigation economics consultancies in Europe.
We have been continuously listed among the top economics competition practices worldwide.
CASE has attained its premier position by providing high quality, rigorous economic and empirical analysis communicated in clear language in a timely and cost-effective manner to its clients.
Our senior economists all have postgraduate degrees in economics and econometrics, and often another discipline such as law and accounting.
They have wide practical experience in applying economics and quantitative analysis in competition and regulatory proceedings, and litigation across Europe and the AsiaPacific region.
Our economists are particularly specialised in quantifying damages and presenting expert economic analysis in antitrust litigation and arbitration.
We have undertaken assignments in the communications, energy, transport, finance, insurance, consumer products, drinks, packaging, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computers and software, property, airline, electronics, media and many other sectors throughout Europe and the AsiaPacific region.
Cento is founder and Managing Partner of Case Associates, and Senior Fellow, George Washington University Public Policy Institute and Fellow in Law & Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs.
Cento is one of the most ‘highly regarded’ competition economists. He has over 40 years’ experience assisting lawyers and companies in responding to investigations by the European Commission, national competition and regulatory authorities, and in competition litigation and damages cases.
Cento regularly acts as an expert witness in competition law, commercial and damages litigation in courts and tribunals in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Lithuania, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He has advised on liability and damage actions in the transport, automotive, energy, water, postal, property, credit/store cards, banking, finance, commodities, insurance, medical, paint, sport, Internet, tax, packaging, electronics, mobile and movies sectors/industries.
Cento has appeared as an expert witness in many high-profile antitrust cases including Crehan, Hendry, those against members of the international vitamins’ cartel (Deans/BCL, Devenish, Moy Park, Grampian), the New Zealand and Australian Air Cargo cartel prosecutions, the first UK collective proceeding order (CPO) application (Merricks v MasterCard), competition damages actions arising from the European Trucks and ethylene buyers’ cartels and Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) damage actions.
Cento has degrees in economics and law (BEc (Hons), MEc, DPhil) and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb). After a short period at the Australian Commonwealth Treasury, Cento was a Commonwealth Scholar and then research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University. He has held academic positions in economics and law at universities in the UK (UCL, QMC, Kings, York, Buckingham), the USA, Canada and Australia, and was the Research Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) an influential economics think tank. He has published extensively on the economics of competition and the law. He is the author of the standard text Cartel Damages – Principles, Measurement and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2020).