European Forum on Competition Litigation

30 November 2018 | News
European Forum on Competition Litigation Read More

Hans W. Friederiszick participated in the European Forum on Competition Litigation that was held in Surrey (UK) on 28-30 November 2018.

Each year, the Forum’s Steering Committee welcomes up to 48 leading legal practitioners from across Europe, each of whom is personally selected and specialises in competition litigation matters. The group include representatives for both defendants and claimants, supplemented by a select group of economists and funders. The purpose of the Forum is to share the most pressing issues faced on behalf of clients, to learn how others address these problems and identify solutions that can work for each company.

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23 November 2018 | News
Business Networking Day organised by the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) Read More

Linda Gratz and Valeria Plata Franco participated in the Business Networking Day organised by the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) on 23rd November 2018.

During the event, they had the opportunity to meet students with diverse backgrounds and from different economics programs. Furthermore, they conducted interviews and presented the company during the day.

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18 November 2018 | News
Annual ACE Conference-Bologna 15-16 November 2018 Read More

This year’s Annual ACE Conference was held at the University of Bologna (Italy) from 15 to 16 November 2018.  During this conference, Hans W. Friederiszick chaired the Keynote Speech addressed by Lars-Hendrik Röller and followed by a discussion with Tommaso Valleti, on the role of economics in public decision making. Rainer Nitsche, gave a presentation during tha paralell session on the Germany Merger-Cement merger: Experimenting with new methods for defining local geographic markets and virtual slicing remedies, while Theon van Dijk was presenting at the Antitrust in Dutch Courts – VBO vs Funda paralell session and Vincent Verouden at the  Ex post assessment of the impact of state aid on competition paralell session.

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25 October 2018 | News
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE) Consulting Day Read More

Steffen Reinhold and Romain Defoort participated in the Consulting Day organised by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE) on 22 October 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Rainer Nitsche, Director E.CA Economics and Research Fellow, ESMT
24 October 2018 | News
Mannheim Competition Policy Forum Read More

Rainer Nitsche spoke at the Mannheim Competition Policy Forum on 24 October 2018. He talked about intra-platform competition on hybrid e-commerce platforms like Amazon. The Forum aims at providing a platform for the discussion of recent cases, general competition policy issues, and relevant academic research in the field. Renowned practitioners and academics are invited to present their views on cases and general policy questions. The presentation is followed by a discussion of the economic implications with the audience.

12 October 2018 | News
London School of Economics Careers Consultancy Fair 2018 Read More

Simone Kohnz, Juri Simons and Bas Dessens participated in the LSE Careers Consultancy Fair 2018, organised by the London School of Economics (LSE) in London on 11 October 2018.

10 October 2018 | News
University College London – Banking, Finance & Economics Careers Fair Read More

Simone Kohnz, Juri Simons and Bas Dessens participated in the Banking, Finance & Economics Fair organised by the University College London (UCL) on 10th October 2018.

29 September 2018 | News
Economics for EU Competition law: An essential tool for the national judge Read More

Steffen Reinhold taught in the ERA Course on Economics for EU Competition Law  from 27 to 28 September 2018 in Trier.

This course provided a thorough introduction to economic tools for judges in Article 101 and 102 TFEU cases.

12 September 2018 | News
The Android Decision: Which theory for what harm to competition? Read More

On 11 September 2018 Hans W. Friederiszick presented at the  Global Competition Law Centre’s 102nd Lunch Talk in Brussels. Moderated by Eric MORGAN DE RIVERY, JonesDay, Nicholas BANASEVIC, DG COMP, Tero LOUKO, Google, and Hans, E.CA Economics, the panel discussed the recent Google Android decision.


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21 August 2018 | News
E.CA Economics sponsors the EARIE Annual Conference 2018 Read More

E.CA Economics is again sponsor of the EARIE Annual Conference. This year it will take place in Athens (Greece) from 31 August to 2 September 2018 and it is hosted by the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE). The Scientific Committee Chair is Paul Heidhues (ESMT Berlin and DICE, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf).


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2 July 2018 | News
CRESSE 2018 – 13th International Conference on Competition and Regulation Read More

Hans W. Friederiszick, Rafael Aigner and Stefan Witte participated in the 2018 CRESSE Conference titled “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation”. It took place  from 29th June to 1st July in Crete. Hans contributed to a panel on ‘Foreclosure in platform markets‘ which was chaired by Howard Shelanski, a  former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics.

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26 June 2018 | News
15-year celebration of the Chief Economist Team, DG COMP Read More

On June 26th, DG Competition’s Chief Economist Team celebrated its 15th anniversary. Four current or past E.CA economists took part in this event: Lars-Hendrik Röller, the first Chief Economist and one of E.CA Economics founders, Hans W. Friederiszick, Ela Glowicka and Vincent Verouden. Commissioner Vestager and Director General Laitenberger congratulated the CET.

12 June 2018 | News
America has the internet, we have the things! The German way forward in regulating digital platforms Read More


Hans W. Friederiszick spoke at the CCP 14th Annual Conference on Competition Policy and Industrial Policy: Is there a need for a new balance?, on 7-8 June at the Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich. His presentation “The German way forward in regulating digital platforms”  focussed on the evolution and effects of digital platform markets and the German vision to regulating the market.

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Europe, ECA Economics
30 May 2018 | News
E.CA Economics has been awarded a framework contract in the area of state aid policy by the European Commission, DG Competition Read More

E.CA Economics has been awarded a framework contract for the provision of support studies for evaluations and impact assessments in the area of State aid policy by the European Commission, DG Competition

The subject of this contract is to conduct evaluation and impact assessment studies regarding one or more State aid policy instruments (legislation, guidelines, notice etc.) from an inter-disciplinary perspective and in accordance with the Commission’s binding evaluation and impact assessment standards.  The contract was awarded to a consortium of five partners: DIW Berlin, E.CA Economics, Lear, Sheppard Mullin and Uea Consulting. E.CA Economics is the consortium leader.

25 June 2016 | Presentations
Presentation at the Berliner Gesprächskreis/UKSALA Roundtable Read More

Vincent Verouden presented at the conference “Latest Developments in State Aid Law as they affect the United Kingdom and Germany” organized by the UK State Aid Law Association (UKSALA) and the Berlin Round Table on EU State Aid Law. He talked about the application of economic analysis in state aid control, both in the design of the rules and in individual cases.

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