Brattle’s competition experts work with clients in both the public and private sectors on a full range of competitive, regulatory, and commercial issues that arise in European markets. We regularly provide expert testimony in market investigations and competition cases throughout Europe and before the European Commission. We have also advised on major mergers and joint ventures in the region.
In competition investigations and merger review processes, Brattle economists conduct sophisticated econometric analyses of complex data sets, apply simulation models to use when predicting the effects of alleged anticompetitive conduct, and develop and refine cutting-edge economic arguments related to exclusionary behavior and cost-raising strategies.
Our experts also evaluate the competitive impacts of mergers and acquisitions, identify key competitive issues, and conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses of the likely implications for prices and other market features. Our experience spans both horizontal and vertical transactions, including the formulation of mitigation measures if the competitive analyses do not satisfy safe harbor thresholds.
We have worked with a variety of clients, including competition authorities, throughout Europe in countries such as Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Davis is an expert on competition damages actions, mergers and acquisitions, cartels, and market investigations. He is a former Deputy Chairman of the UK Competition Commission (CC), now a part of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).