Copenhagen Economics has interviewed a large number of Brussels and London based law practices for the chapter on the European Union.
As was the case last year, competition in digital markets remains a hot topic. The Commission’s initiative to ex ante regulate gatekeeper digital platforms triggered high interest. At the same time, lawyers are sceptical regarding the European Commission’s adaption of a new investigative tool (the New Competition Tool).
Moreover, this chapter finds that merger filings continue to account for a large share of all matters in which expert economic analysis is called for. Most lawyers had only few collaborations with economists on antitrust and state aid cases. They noted, however, that state aid cases have become more prevalent, in part due to the covid-19 crisis, although they tended not to raise the need for expert economic input.
Learn more in GCRC’s Enforcer Hub’s chapter on the European Union, written by Claus Kastberg Nielsen, Nobert Maier, and Maximilian Langer.
An extract from GCR’s Enforcer Hub. The whole resource is available here
For further information, please contact Claus Kastberg Nielsen