Author: Emma Catlow

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

Compass Lexecon Welcomes Two Competition Experts as Vice Presidents in the European Team

Compass Lexecon is delighted to welcome Roman Fischer and former colleague Zita Vasas as Vice Presidents based in Brussels and France respectively. Zita Vasas has more than 10 years of experience as a competition economist, including at Hungary’s Competition Authority, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and in her previous role at Compass Lexecon between … Continued

Event Synopsis: International Mergers Conference

Rameet Sangha and Andy Parkinson highlight developments in merger assessment across different sectors and jurisdictions, as well as issues raised by conglomerate mergers in a summary from the May 2022 Concurrences International Mergers conference. Panel 1 – Latest developments in mergers assessment: what consequences on substance and procedure? Rameet Sangha: As to whether merger control … Continued

Compass Lexecon Recognized as a Leading Economics Consulting Firm in the GCR 100 2022

Compass Lexecon has been recognized as one of the Elite ranking competition economics consulting firms by the Global Competition Review (“GCR”) for the 16th year in its annual Economics 23 – Elite survey. Compass Lexecon topped the list again with the most competition economists. Described as a “competition economics heavyweight with a reputation to match,” Compass … Continued