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” of the “GCR 100 2023” rankings.
GCR pointed to the global footprint and “ever-expanding” workload of Brattle’s Antitrust & Competition practice, which works with leading law firms and government agencies to provide economic analysis, expert testimony, and litigation support in antitrust and competition cases around the globe. With the addition of a Paris office in September 2022, the firm now has 14 offices across four continents, with 239 competition specialists. Seven outstanding economists lead the practice:
- Global: Rosa Abrantes-Metz | Principal | New York and Loren K. Smith | Principal | Washington, DC
- Asia: Vanessa Yanhua Zhang | Principal | New York & Beijing
- Canada: Renée Duplantis | Principal | Toronto
- Europe: Pinar Bagci | Principal | London; Adina Claici | Principal | Brussels; Peter Davis | Principal | London
In GCR’s 2021–2022 research period, Brattle worked on 38 merger reviews and 23 antitrust investigations, and the total number of competition assignments increased by 71% from the prior research period. GCR said the firm “boasts a truly substantial global competition practice” and noted the particularly impressive growth in competition-related litigation for the firm.
Among other notable matters, Brattle supported US Airways in its litigation against Sabre, providing expert testimony that helped the jury find in favor of the plaintiff regarding violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act. In the UK, a Brattle team assisted the Road Haulage Association (RHA) in follow-on damages litigation against members of the Trucks cartel, prompting the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to grant the RHA its collective proceedings order application. Brattle also contributed analysis and testimony in the high-profile Epic Games v. Apple case.
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.