New study: EU implementation of the final Basel III standard

We are proud to announce the publication of our latest investigation into the Basel III voluntary regulatory framework.
Prepared on behalf of the European Banking Federation, the report assesses the reforms that are necessary for European banks to raise additional capital and how this is affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
We estimate that the Final Basel III package will lead to a capital need within the EU banking sector of some EUR 170-230 bn., an increase that comes on top of the COVID-19 crisis which has also put pressure on the capital of #Europeanbanks.
The International Monetary Fund estimates that the crisis could impact capitalisation by as much as EUR 100 bn., the majority of which stemming from increased credit losses throughout the crisis. In combination with the fact that banks often are expected to comply with new regulation within a 2-3 year period, this could bring the total capital needed for the EU banking sector over the coming years to EUR 330 bn.
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For further information, please contact Senior Economist Jonas Bjarke Jensen

Webinar: What are the effects of the proposed EU Digital Markets Act on the EU's external trade?

Copenhagen Economics invites you to attend an insightful webinar on the effects of the proposed EU Digital Markets Act on EU's external trade.
Tomorrow on 10 June, at 3pm (CET), Copenhagen Economics experts will present the findings of our forthcoming study and hear views from key policymakers and transatlantic economic policy experts.
Speakers include:

  • Dr Sylvia Baule, Deputy Head of Unit, Services and Digital trade, DG TRADE, European Commission 
  • Fran Burwell, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council 
  • Nicholas Bramble, Senior Trade Policy Counsel, Google
  • Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Partner, Copenhagen Economics
  • Dr Bruno Basalisco, Director, Copenhagen Economics 

Hurry up and secure a place via the link below.

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For further information, please contact Director Dr Bruno Basalisco

A complete review of mobile mergers in the 5G era

The development towards higher-speed and denser mobile networks has coincided with mobile consolidation. Could 5G roll out could trigger mobile mergers in the way it happened with 4G technology?

In our most recent article on the subject, we delve into how mobile network operators in Europe will continue to pursue scale and network efficiencies, primarily through network sharing, which in most cases faces a lower competition clearance hurdle.

Will the high costs associated with 5G rollout provide an additional argument in favour of consolidation? What practical impact will the ECJ judgment have for the burdens of proof and the requirements for quantification of competitive harm and dynamic efficiencies? This report tackles these and similar issues while examining how MNOs contemplating a merger can reach better decisions on whether to pursue a transaction or not by deploying the right economic tools and preparing supporting evidence on these key points.
Learn more about the paper
Learn more about our TMT & Digital service 

For further information, please contact Senior Associate Serafino Abate

New vacancies: Analyst and Economist for Helsinki office  

We are currently looking for an Analyst and an Economist to join our Helsinki office. The start date is flexible.

Working at Copenhagen Economics means collaborating with outstanding economists with a passion to answer complex questions with a direct impact on the society. Teamwork is a fundamental part of how we operate. While these roles are based in our Helsinki office, you will work closely with your colleagues across our offices in Brussels, Copenhagen and Stockholm on a broad variety of cases at all stages of a project, ranging from data collection to ultimately communicating results to clients.

The application deadline is 2 July 2021.

Learn more about the Analyst position

Learn more about the Economist position 

For further information, please contact Managing Economist Tuomas Haanperä

Sign up: Competition Law Central & Eastern Europe

Copenhagen Economics is proud to sponsor this year’s virtual conference on Competition Law Central & Eastern Europe. 

  • Date: 15 June 2021, from 8.30 – 17.50
  • Location: Virtual conference

Competition enforcers, in-house counsels and top legal minds from across Central & Eastern Europe will all come together to find practical strategies to address competition law challenges in the region.

Our experts, Managing Economist Dr Norbert Maier and Managing Economist & Business Manager Mindaugas Cerpickis, will give a standalone presentation on Merger Control from an Economists’ perspective.

We are pleased to offer our clients and business partners a 30% discount when signing up for the event via the link below. Please use the following discount code: FKW83359CEE

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For further information, please contact Managing Economist Dr Norbert Maier