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06-01-2020
New study: No reason to tighten the ownership regulation for law firms in Norway

Copenhagen Economics has been asked by the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security to evaluate the impact on competition from two proposed changes to the lawyer regulation: 1) a liberalisation of the right to provide legal services, and 2) a tightening of the ownership regulation for law firms.

Our analysis shows that the competition in the Norwegian market for legal services is generally high, especially in the market for less complicated cases.

We find that a liberalisation of the right to provide legal services will not affect the competitive situation significantly. However, liberalisation can make it easier for legal tech firms to enter the market and moreover, the enforcement of the current regulation is difficult.

We also conclude that tightening the ownership regulation is not appropriate as it can restrict competition unnecessarily without addressing any major quality issues. Finally, we analyse a liberalisation of the ownership regulation that allows for external owners. Such a liberalisation can improve competition in the market but can also threaten the lawyers’ independence.

Learn more about the study
For further information, please contact Neil Gallagher

03-01-2020
Sometimes our work turns into videos!

Recently, we were asked by the European Branded Clothing Alliance to analyse the economic and social value creation of the branded clothing sector.

Instead of a written report, the analysis culminated into a video as seen below, and an accompanying slide deck, that shows the branded clothing value chain and the contribution it brings to the different players that are part of it.

Learn more about the study and watch the video
For further information, please contact Erik Dahlberg

02-01-2020
Holger Nikolaj Jensen, Morten Esketveit Rasmussen, and Heidi Partanen join Copenhagen Economics

Copenhagen Economics is proud to announce the hiring of Holger as a Senior Economist, and Morten and Heidi as Analysts.

Holger holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and comes from a position as a Senior Consultant in Implement. Holger has previously worked in Copenhagen Economics, and we are now happy to welcome him back as a Senior Economist. He joins our Copenhagen office.

Morten recently finished his M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. While finishing his thesis, he worked at Copenhagen Economics as a Researcher, making him fully equipped to now join our team as a full time Analyst. He joins our Copenhagen office.

Heidi recently finished her M.Sc. in Economics from Aalto University, School of Business, in Helsinki. While finishing her thesis, she worked at Copenhagen Economics as a Researcher, also making her fully equipped to now join our team as a full time Analysts. She joins our Helsinki office.

20-12-2019
Congratulations Erik Lindén on successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation

We are happy and proud to announce that Senior Economist, Erik Lindén, yesterday successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Aarhus, and thereby earned the Ph.D. degree.

The dissertation goes under the title: Competition economics and damage estimation – empirical theory and practice.

The first three chapters relate to econometric issues when estimating the price effect of competition law violations. The fourth chapter relates to digital mergers and presents a method for how one can assess closeness of substitution between big data materials.

Read the dissertation here
For further information, please contact Senior Economist Erik Lindén

18-12-2019
Vacancy: Office Assistant for our Helsinki Office

We are currently looking for a service-minded, well-structured, and accountable Office Assistant to help out with practical as well as administrative tasks at our Helsinki office. 

We offer you a versatile job, where you never get bored, and where you become part of a dynamic and social environment. 

Learn more about this position

For further information and questions, please contact Senior Office Manager Hanne Culmsee