Author: Emma Catlow

Event Synopsis: The Future of Sport Governance in Europe Conference

In January, Senior Vice President, Anton Garcia, spoke at the Concurrences ‘Future of Sport Governance in Europe’ hybrid conference in Brussels. Anton joined a panel focussing on the topic of levelling the playing field for all, within the context of how to organise a continental system of sport competitions. Read a summary of Anton’s discussion … Continued

Evolving market boundaries and competition policy

Economist Georges Siotis co-authored a paper alongside Carmine Ornaghi and Micael Castanheira for the European Journal of Economics, focusing on the definition of economic markets in the pharmaceutical industry. In the paper, the authors show how generic entry modifies price and non-price competitive constraints over time, generating market-wide effects, and discuss the relevance of these … Continued

On Sellers’ Cooperation in Hybrid Marketplaces

Expert Economist Jorge Padilla co-authored a paper alongside Michele Bisceglia for the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy exploring the topic of sellers’ cooperation in hybrid marketplaces. In this paper, the authors assess the competitive and welfare effects of horizontal mergers and other joint selling agreements or collusive agreements among third-party sellers distributing through such … Continued

Price Authority and Information Sharing with Competing Supply Chains

Expert economists Enrique Andreu, Damien Neven and Salvatore Piccolo recently co-authored a paper for the International Journal of Industrial Organization on the link between manufacturers’ incentives to enter an information-sharing agreement and the strategies according to which they delegate price authority to their downstream retailers. In this paper, the authors offer new insights into how … Continued

Compass Lexecon Women Recognised in W@Competition Five Star Competition Professionals Awards

We are proud to announce that seven of our female economists have been recognised at the W@Competition Five Star Competition Professionals awards ceremony in the Economics categories for UK & Ireland and Iberia. The Five Star Survey celebrates notable women competition professionals of different levels of experience and seniority who have inspired the antitrust community, and whose … Continued

Compass Lexecon Recognized as Elite Competition Economics Consulting Firm in the 2023 GCR 100

Compass Lexecon has been ranked in the top “Elite” tier of competition economics consulting firms by the Global Competition Review (“GCR”) for the 17th year for the 2023 edition of GCR 100. Compass Lexecon again boasted the world’s largest dedicated team of antitrust economists, with 660 specialists located across its 21 offices. The firm was described as “a … Continued

Agency Fallibility and the Effect of Judicial Review in Competition Cases

Senior Managing Director, Jorge Padilla, recently authored an article for EU Law Live’s Competition Corner on the judicial review in competition cases and whether the appeal process reduces the cost of error. The job of an administrative agency when assessing a competition complaint is to produce a decision {infringement, no infringement} by assessing the complainant’s … Continued

A Missed Opportunity: The European Union’s New Powers Over Digital Platforms

Economists John Davies, Valérie Meunier, Gianmarco Calanchi and Angelos Stenimachitis recently authored an article for the US Antitrust Bulletin discussing the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the missed opportunity by the European Commission (EC) to introduce a market investigation tool. The authors explore the DMA’s approach using the error cost framework, the consequences of restricting … Continued

Expert Q&A on Competition Law and Sustainability

Economists Frederic Palomino, Soledad Pereiras and Nadine Watson participated in a Q&A with Financier Worldwide on competition law and sustainability. The authors discuss the key trends in sustainability initiatives in competition law, how authorities can strike a balance between promoting sustainability efforts and restricting anti-competitive practices, and how companies can assess potential harms and benefits … Continued