Dr Raphaël De Coninck is a vice president at Charles River Associates (CRA), where he heads the Brussels office. Raphaël has provided expert economic evidence and testimony in numerous high-profile cases covering antitrust and competition matters (mergers, abuses of dominance, cartels, etc), intellectual property and damages quantification. He has advised clients in litigation and regulatory proceedings in front of the European Commission and of national courts and authorities, primarily in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Spain, as well as in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.
Raphaël’s experience spans a wide range of products and industries, including pharmaceuticals, IT, consumer products, financial services, transport, telecoms, energy, mining, health care, media and entertainment. While at CRA, he has worked for clients such as Universal Music Group, Google, Dolby, Virgin Atlantic, Pfizer, Novartis, Mylan, Baxter, Janssen-Cilag, Henkel, Delhaize, Ahold, FIFA, Cable Europe, Canal+, SFR, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and the European Commission.
Prior to joining CRA, Raphaël was a member of DG Competition’s chief economist team at the European Commission. He has published numerous articles on the economics of competition and damages evaluation and was the lead economic contributor to the European Commission’s Practical Guide on the Quantification of Antitrust Damages.
Raphaël received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, and degrees in law and in economics from the University of Liège. He previously lectured on law and economics at the University of Chicago, held an academic position at New York University School of Law, and is currently teaching on competition policy at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
WWL says: Raphaël De Coninck is described by sources as “top-notch in all dimensions” and the “natural focal point” of the firm’s activities in Brussels
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