TMT & Digital

The telecoms, media, technology and digital sectors drive global commerce like no other sectors on earth, connecting us like never before. The constant evolution of technology supports the development of new markets and new ways to serve consumer needs. It is natural that these sectors are top priorities for policy makers, regulators, competition authorities and a myriad of powerful stakeholders the world over.

Expert economic assessments and analysis provides important input for decision-making and can often be crucial for the outcome of a case or a policy decision.

When faced with interest or intervention from authorities and other stakeholders, our team works closely with its clients to build and communicate their most persuasive economic arguments. With a toolbox ranging from economic theory to advanced analytics, from big data to qualitative analysis, we always provide a clear story supported by hard facts.

We have broad experience supporting our clients in the following areas:

We help our clients with

  • Antitrust
  • Merger
  • State aid
  • Compliance

We are experts in the economics of network and digital industries, including network effects, data, and economies of scope and scale. We can assist in all types of cases involving mergers, allegedly dominant firms and agreements, state aid or the competitive consequences of regulatory changes. Specialised in competition policy, our team has broad experience using qualitative and quantitative tools such as SSNIP and UPP in market definition and effects assessments, for example using econometric and model-based tools in two- or multi-sided markets.

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  • SMP
  • Potential regulation of digital players
  • Regulation of media
  • Economics of privacy

We have vast experience with regulation of communication sectors, including the assessment and application of SMP regulation, and the interplay of regulation with other parts of the business. We can also help firms to understand the impact of proposed digital regulation (e.g. the DMA/DSA frameworks). We help clients (both companies and authorities) to understand the specifics of the sector and what those imply for the design, application, and impact of regulation, including predicting how regulation will influence their business.

  • Estimation of broader social benefit
  • Quantification of economic value & footprint
  • Industrial policy
  • Global value chain
  • Policy papers

We help our clients in assessing the value that their business brings to society and in communicating this to external stakeholders.

  • We provide analyses on a macro and micro level to highlight how, for example, platform networks, big data analysis and artificial intelligence can be of benefit to our societies and economies
  • We analyse how industrial policy measures, both within the EU and in non-EU countries, impact the global competitive landscape on a regional, national and/or company level. Such analyses can involve both current and/or prospective industrial policy measures in assessing the impacts on societies and economies.
  • The international division of labour and production is global, and we provide economic analyses of trade, taking into account the multifaceted nature of the modern value chains surrounding the goods, services, capital, people, data, intellectual property, technologies, knowledge and business models being deployed across the globe.
  • Data modelling
  • Big data
  • Machine learning

Our team of data scientists, led by Professor Asger Lunde, are experts in developing large datasets to measure effects, estimate impacts and predict future scenarios.

  • Transfer Pricing (TP)
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Taxation

We support our clients across three areas:

  • TP: We help design TP policies and defend remuneration for global intercompany transactions related to service, IP, and finance. Our methods are based on the most up-to-date national and OECD/BEPS guidelines, employ sophisticated economic models, and are tailored to each client’s specific situation.
  • IP: We quantify the economic value of IP and intangibles for strategic, legal and taxation purposes, based on extensive experience and state-of-the-art economic models.
  • Taxation: We provide input on the design of new tax policies and assess their impact, e.g. in relation to digital taxation. In our assessments, we consider the implications for companies as well as government and supranational organisations.   

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  • Commercial support
  • Strategic support
  • Macroeconomic modelling (e.g. Brexit, Covid-19)

We provide strategic advice to stakeholders in the telecom, media, tech and digital sectors on issues such as pricing, regulation and business models. We help companies and authorities in their strategic decisions, modelling the impact of exogenous events such as Brexit and Covid-19.

  • Quantitative damage assessment
  • Commercial disputes
  • Antitrust disputes
  • IP disputes
  • Financial economics & Security class action disputes

We assist clients with assessing economic and financial damages that may arise from commercial disputes (such as a breach of contract, management liability, procurement conflict and industrial espionage), anti-trust decisions from national or European competition authorities, IP disputes, and security class actions.

We help our clients to build their best possible economic argument and communicate it to courts and arbitrators. We excel in the analysis of causality and quantitative damage assessment, especially in the counterfactual world of “what-if”. We can assist in all aspects of a case from screening and analysing the facts, to communicating the results in a clear and intuitive manner to arbitration panels and judges in the courtroom.

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