Compass Lexecon’s European practice offers independent economic analysis and advice to clients engaged in legal and regulatory proceedings. Whether relating to competition policy, litigation or regulatory review, our economists provide a clear understanding of the economic issues and present effective solutions, backed by solid and persuasive empirical evidence.
We have advised on some of the most high-profile cases before the European Commission, the General Court and national competition authorities and regulators in recent years. Our innovative techniques were applied in over 80% of Phase II European Commission merger cases in 2016 and nearly two thirds of Phase II European Commission merger cases over the last five years.
In Europe we have over 100 professionals based in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, London, Madrid and Paris. Our team includes 30 Ph.D. economists, former senior officials at the European Commission and national competition authorities, and academics from top ranking universities. We have an in-house team of econometricians who specialise in applying quantitative techniques to competition policy investigations and complex disputes. Our network of affiliates also provides additional expertise in several disciplines and geographies.
World-Leading Economic Consultants
For the past 11 years, Compass Lexecon has been ranked as one of the leading antitrust economics firms in the world by the Global Competition Review. Our global strength has been recognised through numerous awards.
Competition Economics Firm of the Year 2017, 2016, 2015
Who’s Who Legal, awarded for the third consecutive year.
Competition Economist of the Year 2017
Who’s Who Legal awarded to Professor Janusz Ordover for the third consecutive year.
Most Highly Regarded Individuals in Competition Economics 2017
Who’s Who Legal recognised 38 Compass Lexecon experts in ‘Competition 2017: Economists Analysis’ and ‘Competition – Future Leaders’. Two out of the five top Competition Thought Leaders were from Compass Lexecon.
Women in Antitrust 2016
Global Competition Review recognised three Compass Lexecon Economists among the top ten leading women in Antitrust.
Top Experts in International Arbitration 2017
Global Arbitration Review recognised 20 Compass Lexecon professionals as experts in International Arbitration.
Behavioural Matter of the Year (Europe) 2016
Compass Lexecon worked on the Behavioural Matter of the Year (European Commission’s CDS investigation) awarded by Global Competition Review.
Economist of the Year
Global Competition Review awarded to Neil Dryden (2016), Professor Dennis Carlton (2014), Dr Jorge Padilla (2012), and Professor Janusz Ordover (2011).