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Antitrust Damages

Expert advice to claimants and defendants

Whether you’re making or facing an original action antitrust damages claim or one that follows on from a competition authority’s decision, you’ll need support in presenting the most robust economic analysis to judges and tribunals, and quantifying any damages. Oxera offers world-class quantification expertise in all areas of antitrust litigation, including:

  • cartels
  • information exchange
  • vertical agreements
  • predation
  • exclusion
  • tying and bundling
  • excessive pricing

Economics insight that gets to the heart of the matter

Whatever the issue at hand, economics insights can deliver valuable and profound conclusions in antitrust litigation. Both claimants and defendants rely on us for insights that quickly get to the heart of the matter. Our quantification experts can support you from the beginning of the litigation process to the end, through:

  • initial risk assessments and claim valuations
  • shaping case strategy
  • defining disclosure requirements
  • assisting with settlement negotiations
  • preparing for trial
  • providing expert evidence and testimony to courts

At every stage, we scrutinise, test, and challenge every aspect of the damages claim using the best methods for the case at hand, drawing on our dedicated specialists in financial valuation, econometrics, regulation, industrial organisation, and data science.

Shaping the European antitrust damages landscape

For more than a decade, we’ve been established as the leading European consultancy in the field of quantifying antitrust damages. In our 2009 study for the European Commission, we designed the economic framework that underpins today’s quantification guidance for courts; today, we continue to provide Commission-sponsored training for member state judges.

Working across a range of European jurisdictions, our case experience incorporates the most significant matters of the past decade, including air cargo , gas insulated switchgear, cables, roll-on roll-off shipping, interchange, trucks, and Google Shopping. We continue to provide high-impact advice and insights at the forefront of emerging matters in antitrust litigation.

We’re known for quality, insight, and integrity—that’s why our thinking is at the heart of damages claims across Europe and beyond.

Antitrust Damages Insights

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