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Global Competition Review names Bates White to its “Economics 21” 2016 list

January 19, 2016

For the seventh consecutive year, Bates White has been named in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) prestigious “Economics 21” (formerly “Economics 20”). Drawing on feedback from competition policy experts around the world, the “Economics 21” includes the world’s top economic consultancies with experts in antitrust and competition matters.

GCR highlighted the firm’s role in the Department of Justice’s challenge to General Electric’s proposed sale of its major appliance business to AB Electrolux; Eli Lilly’s purchase of Novartis Animal Health; and the mergers of Comcast/Time Warner Cable and Holcim/Lafarge. It also cited the firm’s work in In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation and In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation.

Bates White’s European partner, E.CA Economics, was also named in “Economics 21.” The publication highlighted E.CA’s work in the Holcim/Lafarge merger; several Axel Springer transactions; the air cargo cartel case; litigation in the bearings, consumer products and window fittings industries; the European Commission’s investigation of Infineon; and DG Competition’s investigation into information exchanges in the utility vehicles industry.

The “Economics 21” selection process is facilitated by an independent survey assessing criteria including firm size, market reputation, recent work in the field, and the number of economists nominated for the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists, GCR’s sister publication. In 2015, six of Bates White’s competition economists were ranked in the International Who’s Who: B. Douglas Bernheim, Cory Capps, Eric Emch, Joseph Farrell, George Rozanski, and Michael Whinston.