For the 12th consecutive year, Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized The Brattle Group as one of the world’s top firms for competition economics.

Brattle’s antitrust and competition practice boasts over 60 economic experts across its offices in North America, Europe, and Australia. The practice has 17 principals and also is supported by a broad network of academic affiliates, including from such prominent institutions as Columbia University, Stanford University, Harvard Law School, the London School of Economics, UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, and Northeastern University.

In 2018, Brattle experts worked on 24 antitrust litigation matters, 10 mergers that proceeded on to a second request or Phase II investigation, and 13 government investigations. The firm’s experts have presented or testified in U.S. federal and state courts, Canadian and European tribunals, and in various arbitration settings where competition analysis was at issue. Several of the government matters relate to competition investigations and/or challenges in European, Canadian, and U.S. financial, energy, and telecommunications markets.

The Brattle Group recently augmented its competition practice with the February opening of its Brussels office. Led by Brattle Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn and Principals Eliana Garcés and Konstantin Ebinger, the Brussels office brings deep experience in competition cases presented before the European Commission and national antitrust authorities worldwide, as well as in follow-on damages litigation.

“Brussels is the hub for high-profile competition matters throughout Europe,” noted Brattle President Alexis Maniatis. “Given that the European Commission has increasingly influenced competition policy matters, a strong presence in Brussels is a must for a modern global competition practice.”

GCR’s Economics 20 ranks firms using several criteria, including size of practice, number of nominations to Who’s Who Legal: Competition, reputation, and work over the past year. The full GCR Economics 20 list can be found on the GCR website.