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Save the Date – Expert Forum 2018

The next E.CA Expert Forum will take place on 1 October 2018 in Berlin.

This full-day conference offers insights into recent developments in competition law and economics, from both a German and a European perspective.

This year, the Expert Forum focuses on two topics, Digital Markets and Merger Control.

For further information, please check our events page [include link to

E.CA co-organised IP, Antitrust and Innovation Conference

E.CA co-organised IP, Antitrust and Innovation Conference

E.CA Economics co-organised this year’s GCR LIVE IP, Antitrust & Innovation conference, which was held in Hotel Amigo Brussels on 13 March 2018.

A short report of the event can be found here.

We are currently looking for Economists at all levels

For further information and requirements, please check our careers page.


Simone Kohnz promoted to director

E.CA Economics has promoted German national Simone Kohnz to director in Berlin.

Simone joined E.CA Economics in 2007 after having worked for a UK-based economic consulting firm. She has extensive experience in economic consulting advising clients from a wide range of industries, in all fields of competition policy and across a number of jurisdictions including Germany, the European Union, the UK, and Austria and specialized in the quantification of damages in private litigation cases.

Download press release here.

Download the GCR article here.

Gesprächskreis für Beihilfenrecht

Rainer Nitsche presented at the Gesprächskreis für Beihilfenrecht on 11 December in Berlin.  He spoke about rescue and restructuring aid.

His presentation can be found here.

CMS EU Competition Conference 2017

Dr. Theon van Dijk will be speaking at the CMS EU Competition Conference 2017 on 19 October 2017. The conference will bring together leading competition law practitioners, economists, in-house counsels, government officials, judges and academics. Johannes Laitenberger, Director General DG Competition, EU Commission, will be the special guest speaker.

More details about the conference can be found here.

E.CA sponsors 2017 EARIE conference

E.CA Economics is sponsoring this year’s EARIE conference, which will be held in Maastricht from 31 August to 2 September. EARIE is the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics. At the EARIE annual conferences academic papers in the area of industrial organization and regulation are presented and discussed. Further details of this year’s conference can be found at

The Antitrust Enforcement Symposium 2017

With more than forty senior law and economic experts, the Antitrust Enforcement Symposium in Oxford has become one of the leading platforms for most recent competition policy issues around the globe. The symposium is organized by Ariel Ezrachi and Bill E. Kovacic, and supported by E.CA. This year it featured keynote speeches by Maureen Ohlhausen, FTC, Paul Johnson, Canadian Competition Bureau and Bob Marshall, Bates White. Hans W. Friederiszick, E.CA, contributed to the panel discussion on digital markets.

Please see the programme of the Symposium here.

DG COMP Workshop on pass-on

DG COMP organized a workshop in Brussels with economic experts on the quantification of passing-on of overcharges in damages actions. Academic presentation were given by Roman Inderst, Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Markus Reisinger, André Romahn, Frank Verboven, Frode Steen and other.

Hans W. Friederiszick, E.CA, discussed the practical feasibility specifically highlighting the discrepancy between economic and legal causality according to the recent Sainsbury’s vs. MasterCard decision (CAT, 2016).

Please find the presentation here.

CMS-Roadshow Kartellrecht 2017

Simone Kohnz gave a presentation at CMS-Roadshow Kartellrecht 2017 in Stuttgart on the methods of cartel damage estimation. She discussed different approaches to estimate cartel overcharges and the impact of market conditions and data availability on the choice of the appropriate method. She also presented factors that influence the likelihood and extend of pass on of overcharges to consumers.