GCR 2020: Economic methods in private and public law enforcement is increasing in Lithuania

Copenhagen Economics has interviewed the legal and economist team of the Lithuanian Competition Council (LCC) as well as five prominent Lithuanian competition law firms for this year’s chapter on Lithuania. 

The chapter investigates three recent landmark decisions that highlight the increasing use of economic methods in public and private competition law enforcement in Lithuania. One of them in 2019, when the preliminary findings of the LCC showed that the merger between a national and a local fixed internet access services and paid TV services providers (Cgates and Splius) would lead to a significant restriction of competition in a local market. Subsequently, the merger filing has been withdrawn by the acquirer. Extensive economic analysis preceded each decision.

Learn more in the Handbook of Competition Economics’ chapter on Lithuania, written by Mindaugas Cerpickis and Emmi Martikainen.

An extract from GCR’s Competition Economics Handbook 2020, first published in November 2019.

For further information, please contact Mindaugas Cerpickis or Emmi Martikainen

Christian Jervelund speaks at Value Based Healthcare Conference

Today, Healthcare & Life Sciences expert and Managing Partner, Christian Jervelund, speaks at the Value Based Healthcare Conference at DTU Executive in cooperation with newly established think-tank Rethink Value, which Copenhagen Economics has co-founded.

The theme of the conference is to bring practical perspectives to value based healthcare. Christian Jervelund will present a real-world value-based healthcare case on a new treatment regime for renal cancer at Herlev University Hospital/The Capital Region of Denmark.

Copenhagen Economics is one of the co-founders of Rethink Value, a think-tank that showcases best practice and inspire global healthcare in the transformation towards value based healthcare. 

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For further information, please contact Christian Jervelund

New study: The role of aviation for tourism and sustainability in Sweden

Today, Erik Dahlberg presented our report: The role of aviation for tourism and sustainability in Sweden. The report has been produced in cooperation with the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth the Group of Swedish public authorities for tourism.

The report shows that aviation is highly important for inbound tourism in Sweden, with approximately 60 % of the total commercial guest nights in Sweden by foreign tourists can be attributed to airborne tourists. For most tourist markets, aviation is the only viable option to travel to and from Sweden.

Technical advancements and increasing efficiency have lead to a decrease in emission per airborne passenger. Nevertheless, as the number of passengers have risen substantially, especially leisure travelers, the total emissions for aviation have increased over the past 20 years. Emissions from aviation represent approximately 5.5 % of total emissions in Sweden.

Further research is needed on the economic impact in different development scenarios of airborne passengers in Sweden, and to map out the potential for alternative modes of transport to, from and within Sweden. As aviation is going to be the primary mode of transport for most markets, ensuring a stable and viable market for sustainable jet fuel is crucial to minimize the environmental impact of aviation.

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For further information, please contact Erik Dahlberg

GCR 2020: What role will competition economics have in Sweden in the future?

Copenhagen Economics has interviewed the management of the Swedish Competition Authority as well as 14 prominent Swedish competition law firms for this year’s chapter on Sweden. This chapter investigates the current and future role of competition economics in Sweden.

The conclusion is that economics will continue to play an important role in complex mergers, in abuse of dominance cases, and in damages cases. However, the role of economics will move towards one of two extremes depending on the case. Either to provide rock-solid economic evidence for courts in complex cases, or to support lawyers with quick and pragmatic economic advice early on or in simpler cases. The two extremes require different types of economic analysis and different types of collaboration between lawyers and economists.

Learn more in the Handbook of Competition Economics’ chapter on Sweden, written by Karl Lundvall and Mattias Almqvist.

An extract from GCR’s Competition Economics Handbook 2020, first published in November 2019.

For further information, please contact Karl Lundvall or Mattias Almqvist.  

New vacancy: Norwegian and Swedish speaking Analysts for Copenhagen or Stockholm

We are currently looking for two Analysts; one Swedish speaking to join our Stockholm office, and another Norwegian speaking to join our Stockholm or Copenhagen office.

Joining our Market team, you will primarily work within the field of regulatory and competition economics, providing economic advice and analysis in relation to competition- and regulatory projects, mergers, and State aid. You will help both public and private clients inside and outside of the Nordic region by applying your economic toolbox to a variety of economic analyses. 

Learn more about the two positions
For further information, please contact Anna Möller Boivie