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Dr. Bagci has more 15 years of experience advising on competition and regulatory matters and on the economics of energy and financial markets.

Dr. Pinar Bagci is a principal who specializes in competition matters in energy and financial markets. Her clients include energy companies, regulators, governments and global banks, whom she has advised extensively in connection with EC and UK antitrust investigations and in-depth merger, European Commission (EC) State Aid, and other competition and regulatory assessments.

Her recent assignments include the CMA investigation of competition in the UK energy market, an investigation by the European Commission of alleged collusion in the global market for credit default swaps, and the alleged manipulation of Libor in connection with private litigation in the UK Commercial Court. She has also worked extensively on matters related to market design and regulation in EU gas and electricity markets and advised extensively on competition matters arising from the determination of payment card interchange fees. Dr Bagci is a Special Adviser on competition matters to the UK Parliament Treasury Select Committee.

Representative Engagements
European Commission (EC) in-depth merger investigation
Advised a European oil producer in connection with a proposed acquisition of an oil refinery. Carried out product and geographic market definition and competitive effects analysis.
EC state aid investigation
Advised in a connection with a state-aid investigation in the energy sector of an EU Member State. Provided detailed analysis of competition, regulation and prices in the affected markets.
EC antitrust investigation
Provided economic support to a credit card provider in an investigation of interchange fees. Entailed detailed analysis of costs and prices, consumer and merchant behavior, and competitive and regulatory effects.
International arbitration in contract dispute
Advised an EU aluminum producer in connection with a contract price dispute.
Publications
Article
Inactive Customers and Unilateral Market Power: The CMA’s Energy Market Investigation
July 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Just Passing Through? Cartel Damages Under The New EU Directive
April 24, 2015
Published in Corporate Disputes Magazine
Article
Cartel Damages Under the New EU Directive
October 23, 2014
Report
Framework for Assessing Capex and Opex Forecasts as Part of a “Building Blocks” Approach to Revenue/Price Determinations
June 2012
Prepared for the Australian Energy Market Commission
Report
Defining Market Manipulation in a Post-REMIT World
June 2011
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
News & Events
February 22, 2018
Pinar Bagci to Present at CDR's Winter Competition Litigation Symposium

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will present at the Commercial Dispute Resolution’s (CDR) 3rd annual Winter Competition Litigation Symposium, taking place February 22, 2018 in London.

February 23, 2017
Pinar Bagci to Present at CDR’s Spring Competition Litigation Symposium

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will present at the Commercial Dispute Resolution’s (CDR) Spring Competition Litigation Symposium, taking place February 23, 2017 in London.

January 06, 2017
Pinar Bagci Contributes to Global Competition Review's Handbook of Competition Economics 2017

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci has authored the United Kingdom chapter of Global Competition Review’s (GCR) 2017 edition of the Handbook of Competition Economics.

July 15, 2016
Article by Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh Examines Key Findings of the UK’s CMA Energy Market Investigation

In a new Brattle article, Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh and examine the key findings of the energy market investigation and comment on the possible effects of the CMA’s decision to implement a transitional price cap for prepayment meter (PPM) customers, impacting nearly four million households.

May 07, 2015
Andrew Abere and Pinar Bagci Author Article on Cartel Damages Under The New EU Directive

Brattle principals Andrew Abere and Pinar Bagci authored an article on cartel damages in the EU that was published in the April-June 2015 issue of Corporate Disputes.

October 22, 2014
Brattle Economists Advise In Clearance of Ground-Breaking European Merger

A team of Brattle economists, led by principal Pinar Bagci, advised Nynas AB on the acquisition of a specialty base oil manufacturer of certain refinery assets operated by Shell Deutschland.

July 01, 2014
The Brattle Group Announces the Promotion of Pinar Bagci to Principal

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Pinar Bagci, who has more than 15 years of experience advising on competition and regulatory matters and on the economics of energy and financial markets.