Economics plays a prominent role in competition law. The definition of the relevant market and the determination of the effects of alleged antitrust infringements increasingly require rigorous economic and quantitative analysis.
Experience has shown that even apparently straightforward competition problems require the considerations of conflicting theories and justifications, and complex factual circumstances which require systematic and rigorous analysis.
We use economic and empirical techniques to address critical issues and marshall evidence to define relevant markets, analyse allegations of abuse of dominance and anti-competitive practices, and to provide evidence of the likely effects of any alleged anti-competitive conduct.
Our economists have undertaken work in all the major areas of European antitrust – abuse of dominance, anti-competitive practices and agreements, State Aid as well as market investigations. They have considerable experience of national competition laws within Europe and the AsiaPacific region.
CASE economists have prepared expert reports and appeared before the European Commission; and competition agencies and courts in the UK, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia.