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We contribute substantial value for our clients by providing tailor-made advice built on thorough economic analyses. We deliver robust results and a clear exposition.


E.CA Economics is a renowned European economics consultancy that builds its case-related advice in the fields of competition policy and regulation on thorough research.

With our international team of over 25 professional economists, five of whom have been nominated by the Who’s Who Competition Economist as outstanding experts, we covered projects in more than ten jurisdictions last year.
As a partner of ESMT Berlin, a leading business school in Germany, we can draw on the latest economic research. On transatlantic cases we work jointly with our US partner firm, Bates White LLC.

E.CA Economics has been named in Global Competition Review’s annual ranking of the top 20 competition economics groups since 2008.

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“If you are interested in applying rigorous economic analysis to competition questions, E.CA Economics is the place to be. I got involved in challenging and exciting cases from the beginning. By now I have provided economic advice in all fields of competition law.”

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News & Events

Vincent Verouden, Director E.CA Economics
12 June 2019 | News
E.CA Economics to speak at Chillin’Competition conference on 14th June

On 14th June, Chillin’Competition will organise its conference “State Aid: Charting the Territory”.  E.CA Economics Director Vincent Verouden will speak about the future of state aid control in a post-Brexit world.

Other speakers at the conference include Viktor Kreuschitz (Judge at the General Court), Penelope Papandropoulos (European Commission), Massimo Merola (BonelliErede), José Luis Buendía Sierra (Garrigues), Jacques Derenne (SheppardMullin), Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo (Garrigues), Andreas von Bonin (Freshfields), Juliette Enser (Competition and Markets Authority), Christian Jordal (EFTA Surveillance Authority), Pablo Ibáñez Colomo (LSE and College of Europe) and many others.

Link to the conference website

Vincent Verouden, Director E.CA Economics
21 May 2019 | News
E.CA Economics co-authors paper on state aid control post-Brexit

On May 20, the European Policy Centre (EPC) published the report “Ensuring a post-Brexit level playing field” on future EU-UK trading relations. E.CA Economics Director Vincent Verouden co-authored the chapter on the topic of state aid control, together with by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo (LSE).

With further contributions from David Baldock (Senior Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)), Larissa Brunner (Policy Analyst), Emily Lydgate (Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex; Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory), Marley Morris (Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)), Martin Nesbit (Senior Fellow and Head of Climate and Environmental Governance, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)), Jacques Pelkmans (Senior Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)), and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Link to report