The Brattle Group has once again been recognized by Global Competition Review (GCR) as one of the world’s top firms for competition economics, named in the “Economics – Outstanding” category of the “GCR 100 2024” rankings.
GCR highlighted the important multi-jurisdictional matters Brattle has continued to advise on throughout the year. The firm has competition specialists located across three continents, with 278 competition economists in total this past year. Five outstanding economists lead the practice:
- US: Minjae Song | Principal | Washington, DC
- Latin America: Veronica Irastorza | Principal | San Francisco
- Canada: Renée Duplantis | Principal | Toronto
- Europe: Pinar Bagci | Principal | London and Peter Davis | Principal | London
In GCR’s 2022–2023 research period, Brattle worked on 136 merger, litigation, and investigation matters across North America, Europe, Asia, and, increasingly, Latin America.
Among other notable matters, Brattle provided economic analyses on behalf of merchant plaintiffs in the Payment Card Interchange Fee antitrust litigation, supported European consumers in their claim against Apple’s app store practices, and provided economic analysis and expert testimony in connection with legal and regulatory changes in Mexico that damage competition in the energy sector; and offered expert testimony in follow-on damages claims concerning an alleged cartel in the European marine car carrier market. Brattle also assessed the economic efficiencies arising from the C$26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications by Rogers Communications – a headline-grabbing deal in Canada that withstood a major challenge from the Competition Bureau.
GCR’s independent research ranks economic consultancies based on several criteria, including the number of dedicated competition and antitrust economists at each firm, the number of affiliated economists in Who’s Who Legal: Competition, and each firm’s work on competition matters over the past year. Read Brattle’s full profile on GCR’s site.