(i) Diagnosis: Businesses with a dominant market position face major economic restrictions on account of their market power. Allegations of market abuse must be identified and dealt with in a timely manner.
(ii) Remedy: Develop strategic lines of defense based on empirical evidence and economic justifications to counter presumptions of market power or abuse.
(iii) Current mandates (selection): Tobacco industry, publishing companies.
(i) Diagnosis: Businesses with a dominant market position are required to justify their business decisions from an operational or a macro-economic perspective (such as, after allegations of discrimination against competitors).
(ii) Remedy: Evaluate internal business procedures and their macro-economic implications. On this basis, prepare possible justifications on economic grounds.
(iii) Current mandates (selection): Book retailers, media and advertising agencies, tobacco industry.
(i) Diagnosis: New legislation and amendments to existing legislation change the rules of the game in the marketplace. It is imperative that stakeholders comply with good governance principles, to anticipate such changes and respond accordingly.
(ii) Remedy: Prepare expert assessments which examine structural changes in the marketplace resulting from amendments to legislation and the regulatory framework.
(iii) Current mandates (selection): Automotive industry, beverage industry, media and advertising agencies.
(i) Diagnosis: Accurate market definitions are central to all economic and legal market evaluations. A definition which is too narrow or incorrect could jeopardize a planned merger, for example, or falsely indicate market dominance.
(ii) Remedy: Prepare and distribute the necessary data to ensure a market definition is both accurate and economically sound, both from a factual and geographical standpoint.
(iii) Current mandates (selection): Automotive industry, social media, watch industry.
(i) Diagnosis: Identify development opportunities, minimize potential risks and avoid unfavorable regulatory constraints.
(ii) Remedy: Develop business models (pricing and distribution strategies) which comply with competition law, identify the optimal position in a dynamic market environment and develop forward-looking strategies with a long-term vision.
(iii) Current mandates (selection): Beverage industry, book retailers.