Understanding competition

Compelling expertise for the last 25 years

Due to years of experience in numerous cartel cases, we have extensive knowledge in the analysis of cartel infringement. We have completed surveys on the extent of cartel-related price increases for a variety of compensatory and punitive damage cases. In such cases, it is evident that vague suspicions almost always lead to unsatisfactory results and that only sophisticated economic analysis can serve as a reliable foundation for successful compensatory and punitive damages.

Because the amount of penalty charges is dependent on the severity of the violation, it is of critical importance to determine not only the functioning of a cartel but also the effects of a cartel on competition (price fixing in particular). Alongside the primary damage analysis, the study of surveys undertaken by the opposing party plays an important role. In this way we make a valuable contribution to the tactical positioning of our client in compensatory damage cases.