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19.10.2017
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.

31.08.2017
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 www.earie2017.org.

24.06.2017
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.

21.06.2017
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.

01.06.2017
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. 

31.05.2017
Expert Forum 2017

E.CA Competition Law & Economics Expert Forum

“1997–2017, the 20th Anniversary of the EU Notice on Market Definition”

This year’s Expert Forum will review some of the core principles related to market definition and look ahead at new questions arising in the era of fast-moving digital markets and two-sided platforms.

The forum will include a keynote speech by Tommaso Valletti, Chief Economist of DG Competition.

More information on programme and registration are available here.

08.03.2017
E.CA making news in GCR 21

 GCR 21 has once again named E.CA  as one of the leading consultancies in the world of antitrust economics. This is the 10th successive entry of E.CA in this renowned ranking.  In this year’s edition GCR states: “Perhaps the most significant shift in the market came as GCR 100 went to press, when Benelux competition policy and regulation consultancies Lexonomics and E.CA Economics merged, and Lexonomics founder Theon van Dijk became co-director of E.CA’s Brussels office.”

Please see the full article here.

23.02.2017
We are currently looking for Economists at entry level position (Master or PhD level) and Research Assistants

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

22.02.2017
'30 in their 30s' list of Notable Women Competition Professionals

We are proud to announce that our associate principals Linda Gratz and Ela Glowicka are featured on the '30 in their 30s' list of Notable Women Competition Professionals in Economics organized by W@Competition.

More information on this topic to be found at http://www.womenat.com/30-in-their-30s-economics under '30 in their 30s" list.

13.12.2016
ACM clears Dutch drugstore wholesale merger

After an in-depth investigation the Dutch competition authority (ACM) has unconditionally cleared the merger between Holland Pharma and FACO, two drugstore wholesalers with a combined market share of over 50%. Lexonomics, now part of E.CA, advised the merging parties and carried out an economic analysis of indirect pricing pressure, i.e. the extent to which non-vertically integrated firms at the wholesale level are disciplined by vertically integrated competitors at the retail level.

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