Lorenzo Coppi is an Executive Vice President based in Compass Lexecon’s London and Brussels offices. He has 20 years of experience in the application of economics to competition law cases and regulation.
Having spent a number of years practicing in London and Washington, DC, Dr. Coppi has worked on a variety of EU, US, and UK mergers as well as on cases involving various allegations of anticompetitive practices under EU, US, and UK competition law, in litigation and regulatory settings. He has also testified in several international arbitrations.
Dr. Coppi’s analytic focus has been on merger analysis, State aid, market definition, assessment of market power, abusive pricing practices, and the market impact of cartels. His sector expertise includes energy, various high technology industries, financial markets, media and telecommunications, chemicals, retailing, manufacturing, and several consumer goods industries.
Dr. Coppi’s merger experience includes several important cases including: Deutsche Börse/LSE; Halliburton/Baker Hughes, Deutsche Börse/NYSE; Seagate/Samsung; Procter & Gamble/Gillette; General Electric/Instrumentarium; Hewlett Packard/Compaq; Bass/Interbrew; MCI-WorldCom/Sprint. Dr. Coppi’s experience on anticompetitive practices include monopolization and abuse of dominance cases (e.g., Abuse of standard essential patents, ENI; Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft), as well as cartels (e.g. Trucks, Cathode Ray Tubes, Rubber Chemicals; Hydrogen Peroxide). Dr. Coppi has also been involved in several State aid cases, especially involving the restructuring of financial institutions as a result of the global financial crisis.
Dr. Coppi is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges), where he teaches Economics of Competition Law. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and has published widely on the economics of competition law and regulation. Dr. Coppi holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.