Lorenzo Coppi is Co-Head of Compass Lexecon’s EMEA practice.
Dr. Coppi is based in London, and practices in London, Brussels and Milan. He is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges), where he teaches Economics of Competition Law, and at the Brussels School of Competition, where he teaches a course on Competition Policy in Network Industries.
Dr. Coppi holds a PhD and a Master in Economics (with specialisation in Industrial Organisation) from the London School of Economics, and a Laurea cum laude from Bocconi University in Milan. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and has published widely on the economics of competition and regulation.
Having spent twenty-five years practising in London, Brussels and Washington, DC, Dr Coppi has worked on a variety of EU, US and UK cases, and has testified in several international arbitrations.
Dr. Coppi’s analytic focus has been on assessment of the competitive effects of mergers, market power, abusive pricing practices, the market impact of cartels and agreements, and State aid. His sector expertise includes energy, various high technology industries, financial markets, media and telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, and several consumer goods industries.
Dr. Coppi’s merger experience includes several EU phase 2 cases including: FCA/Peugeot, Fincantieri/CAT, Bayer/Monsanto, Deutsche Börse/LSE; Halliburton/Baker Hughes, Deutsche Börse/NYSE; Seagate/Samsung. Dr. Coppi’s experience on anticompetitive practices include monopolization and abuse of dominance cases (e.g., Gazprom, Abuse of standard-essential patents, ENI), as well as concerted practices (e.g. SSA bonds, Trucks, CDS, Pay-TV, Euribor, Cathode Ray Tubes). Dr. Coppi has also been involved in numerous State aid cases, particularly in energy and the financial sector.
In arbitration proceedings, Dr Coppi has testified on competition law issues arising in contractual disputes (involving Article 101 and 102 TFEU); several gas price arbitrations; the state aid implications of agreements involving public entities or governments; damages; and other economic issues.
Dr. Coppi is a recognised leading expert in competition economics and international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Thought Leader in Competition Economists since 2019; Global Leader in Arbitration Expert Witnesses since 2019; Global Leader in Energy Experts in 2023; Global Leader in the category Experts – Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages since 2022.