Antitrust - Case 2

Advised complainant on theory of harm regarding anti-competitive foreclosure in the manufacturing industry

On this case, we worked in a transatlantic team for a parts supplier which accused the dominant firm of impeding its market entry by foreclosing certain inputs and also certain customers. We analysed the dominant company's ability and incentive to foreclose and examined the likely effects on consumer welfare. Particular attention was paid to the reaction of prices on the primary goods market following entry on the aftermarket and the resulting welfare effects.