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
Expert economists Salvatore Piccolo, Patricia Lorenzo, Guillaume Duquesne, Kadambari Prasad, and Paul Reynolds discuss competition and antitrust issues in digital markets with Financier Worldwide. Could you provide an overview of how the digital marketplace has developed in recent years? Piccolo: Recent years have witnessed the emergence of an increasing number of online marketplaces with new … Continued
Expert Economist Jorge Padilla discussed the risks that zombie firms pose to the economy and what could be done about them on a panel with speakers from the European Commission, the European University Institute, the French Competition Authority, Cleary Gottlieb, and ELIG Gürkaynak at the New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference organized by Concurrences.
In a brief paper, authors Jorge Padilla and Pekka Sääskilahti of Compass Lexecon explain why this licensing practice is optimal from a social welfare perspective. They show that there is no basis as a matter of economics to conclude that the practice of licensing SEPs at the end-product level only could distort the competitive process to the ultimate detriment of consumers.
In a report written by Compass Lexecon professionals1, the authors explain that, as it stands, the DMA is no doubt intimately intertwined with competition policy. However, as proposed, it lowers enforcement standards by reverting to the form-based approach prevailing before the 2004 Antitrust Modernisation.
Urs Haegler joined speakers from the European Commission, King’s College London and Freshfields on a panel during the 2021 Innovation Economics conference to discuss industrial policy and competition policy in the EU and the UK.
REGISTER TO ATTEND Compass Lexecon experts Miguel de la Mano, Kirsten Edwards-Warren, Elizabeth Wang, and Urs Haegler join panels at the 5th Innovation Economics conference for antitrust lawyers, discussing the implications of the latest developments in digital and technology markets on competition law and economics in a series of webinars co-organized by Concurrences and King’s … Continued
By John Davies, Justin Coombs, and Rameet Sangha The growth of the ‘internet giants’ has led to calls for increased antitrust (competition law) enforcement the world over. Some believe that existing laws and mechanisms are sufficient; others argue that the large digital platforms – particularly the GAFA firms Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon – create … Continued
By Neil Dryden, Jorge Padilla, and Helder Vasconcelos Introduction The growing digitalization of the economy has led to the emergence of new business models, based on multi-sided platforms, which have inspired a relatively recent but rapidly expanding strand of the economics literature on the economics of two-sided markets. (2) This literature has given rise to … Continued
Compass Lexecon has announced the opening of an office in Milan, Italy. Compass Lexecon’s 280-strong team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), which includes 29 Italian economists across its European offices, has advised Italian corporations and law firms in complex competition policy and regulatory matters for over 10 years, both in Italy and in Europe.