Raphaël De Coninck

Primary location

143 Avenue Louise
B-1050 Brussels

Raphaël De Coninck

Vice President

Dr. Raphaël De Coninck is a Vice President at Charles River Associates (CRA), where he heads the Brussels office. Raphaël has provided expert economic evidence and testimony in numerous high profile cases covering antitrust and competition matters (including over 60 mergers and 20 “Phase II” merger investigations, abuses of dominance and cartels), intellectual property and damages quantification. He has advised clients in litigation and regulatory proceedings in front of the European Commission and of national courts and authorities, primarily in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain and Switzerland.

Raphaël’s experience spans a wide range of products and industries, including pharmaceuticals, IT, consumer products and retail, transport, telecoms, energy, basic industries, financial services, media and entertainment. While at CRA, he has worked for clients such as Universal Music Group, Google, Dolby, Pfizer, Novartis, Mylan, Baxter, Abbott, GE, Virgin Atlantic, Danone, Henkel, L’Oréal, ABF, Ahold Delhaize, FIFA, Cable Europe, Canal+, SFR, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and the European Commission.

Prior to joining CRA, Raphaël was a member of DG Competition’s chief economist team at the European Commission. He has published numerous articles on the economics of competition and contributed to major competition policy initiatives, including the European Commission’s Best Practices for Economic Submissions and Data Collection in Merger and Antitrust Cases, and the European Commission’s Practical Guide on the Quantification of Antitrust Damages.

Raphaël received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, and degrees in law and in economics from the University of Liège, Belgium. He previously lectured on law and economics at the University of Chicago, held an academic position at New York University School of Law, and is currently teaching on competition policy at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and at the Brussels School of Competition (BSC).

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago
  • M.A. Economics, University of Chicago
  • Licence Law, University of Liège
  • Licence Economics, University of Liège

Cases

Phenytoin Sodium

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Immoweb (MFNs)

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Ahold/Delhaize

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Danone/White Wave

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Reichhold/Polynt

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Abbott/Alere

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Google

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Kineopolis/Utopolis

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Events

Brussels School of Competition Seminar

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Publications

Mergers: How to measure local Competition

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Transparency, Predictability, and Efficiency of SSO-based Standardization and SEP Licensing

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Innovation in EU Merger control: in need of a consistent framework

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Excessive pricing cases in the pharmaceutical industry

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Mergers and bargaining power: back to the future? Insights from the Universal/EMI merger

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