In recent years there has been a steady increase in economic analysis services relating to antitrust law. Microeconomic analysis is increasingly necessary in defining public policies and demonstrating anti-competitive behaviour and its effects on the market.
We perform several different economic analyses related to mergers:
- Market definition using economic tools;
- Remedies for merger control to offset the effects on the market and uphold competition;
- Monitoring trustee of merged companies with periodical reports.
In the area of cartels and information sharing we analyse:
- Factors favouring collusion in the industry (number of competitors, market shares, barriers to entry, transparency, competitive demand, innovation, cost of symmetry between competitors, product differentiation, etc.).
- Situation of the relevant market, geography, barriers to entry, price trends, product and quality.
- Commercial strategies of competitors such as price agreements, distribution and terms of quantity and quality in the market.
- Impact of information exchanged between companies (empirical evidence regarding price, quantity, price volatility and market shares, correlation analysis).