Economic and econometric analysis are at the heart of modern merger assessment. Theories of harm need to be carefully tested often requiring analysis of vast volumes of data as well as application of cutting-edge economic theory.
Our expertise in economic theory, empirical analysis and data science allows us to help our clients efficiently and effectively navigate the merger review process. Simultaneously, our experience in collating and processing large datasets minimises the burden placed on internal business teams. Our expertise is reflected by our involvement in landmark cases that have set the course of merger control in Europe and around the world.
As well as navigating the merger review itself we can assist in the planning stages of a transaction: identifying competition problems in advance and undertaking pre-emptive work that smooths and speeds up the notification process. As part of this we can also help construct and assess remedies packages that will help mitigate competition concerns.
We provide practical support and rigorous analysis to help navigate the merger review process from initial discussions to final clearance. We have worked on many of the landmark cases that have set the course of current merger control.