“Our enlargement in Brussels and Paris marks a major milestone for BRG and our purchasers,” stated BRG Principal Government Officer and President Tri MacDonald. “By drawing on the a long time of coverage experience this distinguished group of execs brings to the desk, we’ll higher serve our purchasers throughout nationwide jurisdictions in Europe and people working with the European Fee.”
Claici, Ebinger, Eymard and Kühn have represented defendants and claimants in outstanding competitors issues in Europe, together with main mergers, antitrust, state support, subsidies, and litigation instances and proceedings beneath new regulatory devices within the expertise trade, such because the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Along with in depth expertise with the European Fee, the group has routinely dealt with cross-border issues, with explicit experience throughout Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and possesses deep information of the market nuances distinctive to every nation.
Eymard stated on behalf of the group: “With BRG’s important scale, in depth protection and acclaimed workforce of worldwide consultants, we’ll have the ability to counsel purchasers on bigger and extra outstanding merger instances in Europe. BRG’s dedication to its international Antitrust and Competitors Coverage group—and its substantial expertise within the expertise sector—will stay essential. We’re excited to guide the agency’s development in Europe with the preliminary Brussels and Paris openings and sit up for additional enlargement into extra European markets.”
Eymard’s observe focuses on competitors work and industrial litigation. A French nationwide, Eymard works primarily with French and Belgian purchasers throughout merger, antitrust, collusion and state support instances. He specialises in regulated industries together with telecommunications, electrical energy and transportation. He has labored for each defendants and claimants in high-profile litigation issues.
Ebinger is a contest economist and concentrates on advising purchasers and offering knowledgeable testimony on merger, antitrust and collusion instances. He has explicit expertise in cartels and collusive conduct, masking sectors resembling transportation, telecoms and prescription drugs. Initially from Germany, Ebinger’s observe consists of issues in entrance of the German authorities.
Claici’s expertise spans competitors consulting work, academia and practically a decade on the European Fee’s Directorate-Normal for Competitors, the place she was a senior member of the Chief Economist’s workforce. Her observe is concentrated on merger, antitrust and state support instances. She can also be a visiting professor of competitors economics on the School of Europe in Bruges and at Barcelona Graduate Faculty of Economics.
Kühn brings nearly 30 years of competitors consulting expertise to the agency. He’s a professor of economics and deputy director of the Centre for Competitors Coverage on the College of East Anglia. He served as chief economist of Directorate-Normal for Competitors on the European Fee from Might 2011 to August 2013. Kühn has suggested on the entire vary of competitors instances, from mergers to antitrust and state support instances, in addition to new regulatory guidelines for the tech industries, such because the DMA and Artwork. 19a of the German Competitors Act. He additionally has broad expertise in litigation, particularly in cartel damages instances earlier than the German courts.
BRG’s European enlargement has been spearheaded by Vice Chairman Dr. David Sunding who joined the agency in 2022 with an preliminary deal with rising its international competitors and antitrust observe. It follows the current launch of BRG’s Digital Economic system and Platform Markets observe led by Dr. David Evans, a high testifying knowledgeable, and composed of a few of the world’s foremost economists and students, together with Dr. Rosa (Romy) Abrantes-Metz and Dr. Richard Schmalensee.
Commenting on the importance of the observe’s launch, Daniel Ryan, chief of BRG’s London workplace, stated, “Between the agency’s newly launched Brussels and Paris observe and its longstanding presence in London, our purchasers are set to profit from our continued emphasis on cross-border collaboration and regional experience. This marks the beginning of the following chapter of our enlargement into European markets, and we’re excited for what the longer term has in retailer.”
SOURCE: Berkeley Analysis Group