New study: Postal services in the EU

Our newest study for the European Parliament provides an overview of key issues facing the Parliament in relation to the postal sector in the coming term (2019-2024).

The postal and delivery sector is significant to the EU economy, generating revenue of EUR 79 billion per year and employing around 1.7 million people across the EU. However, two opposing dynamics in the letter and parcel delivery markets underpin fundamental challenges for all market stakeholders.

On 21 January, Martina Facino and Mindaugas Cerpickis will present the study to the European Parliament’s TRAN Committee in Brussels.

Learn more about the study
For further information, please contact Martina Facino

Hilla Inkinen joins Copenhagen Economics

Copenhagen Economics is proud to announce the hiring of Hilla Inkinen as a Researcher. She joins our Stockholm office.

Hilla is currently pursuing a M.Sc. in Economics at Stockholm School of Economics. Before joining us, she worked as a Junior Advisor at Business Finland, and did a Summer Internship at Finnvera Oyj.

Sign up for the Competition Law Nordic 2020 Conference

Join us at this year’s Competition Law Nordic conference in Stockholm on 28 & 29 January 2020, which we are proud to sponsor. Gain practical strategies to address your biggest competition law challenges and make lasting connections with your peers.

  • Partner, Professor Asger Lunde will discuss the economics of follow-on damages – reviewing recent cases and practical strategies for using economic evidence.
  • Director, Dr Adina Claici will discuss horizontal risks – recent developments and economics of dominance and will discuss the latest trends and practices in the use of economic analysis in abuse of dominance cases.

They will be joined by another 40 leading competition law experts from the Nordics at the conference.

After the conference, on Tuesday evening, we host a networking reception and look forward to sharing experiences with in-house lawyers, regulators, and leading competition practitioners.

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

Learn more and sign up for the event

Laura Virtanen and Trine Kærslund Bundsgaard join Copenhagen Economics

Copenhagen Economics is proud to announce the hiring of Laura and Trine as Analysts. They both join our Copenhagen office.

Laura holds a M.Sc. in International Economics from Lund University, and comes from a position as a Researcher at the Center for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT). Laura will join our business unit Policy.

Trine holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and comes from a position as Head of Section at the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority. Trine has also done volunteer work for Economists Without Borders. Trine will join our business unit Market.

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