Category: Publications

Latin America’s Digital Markets: Competition or Regulation?

Manuel Abdala and Alejandro Lombardi recently co-authored a chapter in the second edition of Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide. The book analyzes in depth the giant steps taken by the Latin American countries to reposition their competition authorities in the global antitrust realm, awarding them increased autonomy both domestically and internationally. Latin America’s … Continued

Expert Q&A on horizontal and vertical merger enforcement

Expert Economists Joe Perkins, Salvatore Piccolo and Guillaume Duquesne participated in a Q&A with Financier Worldwide for their July issue on how mergers can affect businesses, workers and consumers, and how regulatory authorities could improve horizontal and vertical merger enforcement.

Providing New Evidence: Using AI in Merger Proceedings

Written by Enrico Alemani and Jaime Coronado Natural language processing (“NLP”) is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) focused on how computers can understand language (e.g. written text) in much the same way human beings do. In this article, the data science team explores how NLP can be a new helpful tool in merger proceedings, … Continued

Cross-sectional dispersion and bank performance

Xanthi Gkougkousi, a Vice President in our Washington, DC office, recently co-authored a paper entitled “Cross-sectional dispersion and bank performance” which appears in the Journal of Banking & Finance. The article studies the association between cross-sectional earnings dispersion and the banking sector’s performance. Abstract: We examine the relation between cross-sectional earnings dispersion and the banking … Continued

Self-Preferencing in Markets with Vertically Integrated Gatekeeper Platforms

Expert Economists Jorge Padilla, Joe Perkins and Salvatore Piccolo wrote an article for the Journal of Industrial Economics. The article discusses the competitive strategies of ‘gatekeeper’ platforms and analyzes a model in which a gatekeeper device-seller facing potentially saturated demand for its device has the incentive and the ability to exclude from the market third-party … Continued

Defining relevant markets in the pharmaceutical industry

Expert Economist George Siotis authored an article for Concurrences in which he argues that, in abuse proceedings involving both foreclosure and exploitative abuse, defining relevant markets conditional on the nature of the infringement offers a cogent framework. The insights also transpose to mergers. Abstract Art 102 proceedings require concomitance: the incriminated undertaking must be deemed dominant at the time … Continued

Business models, consumer data and privacy in platform markets

Expert Economists Jorge Padilla, Salvatore Piccolo and Helder Vasconcelos wrote an article for the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. The article investigates the role of business models as drivers of the accuracy of consumer information collected by digital platforms. The results of the authors’ research shed new light on the link between alternative business models, consumer privacy and information collection in the digital sector, and may help explain why some platforms tend to protect consumer privacy more than others.

Efficient and Constructive Use of Party-Appointed Quantum Experts in Resolving Commercial Disputes

Expert Economists Julian Delamer and Alan Rozenberg authored a chapter in the Financier Worldwide Ebook, “Managing and Resolving Commercial Disputes.” The chapter discusses ways to maximise the efficiency and usefulness of party-appointed quantum experts, addressing the issue from three perspectives: the parties and their counsel, the experts, and the court or tribunal. Providing experts with … Continued

Expert Reflection: The EU Directive on Platform Work

Expert Economist and Senior Managing Director, Jorge Padilla, recently commented in the Brussels Times article, “Rideshare platforms oppose EU directive to improve worker conditions”, on how the new EU directive on platform work will effect the employment status of gig workers. The EU directive aims to require gig workers in the EU to be classified … Continued