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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Competition - Economists 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Raphaël De Coninck is a “superb” economist who is recommended for his “really excellent work” when it comes to delivering expert testimony on competition-related merger and damages cases.

Biography

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 (including over 60 mergers and 20 Phase II merger investigations, abuses of dominance and cartels), 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, Spain and Switzerland.

Raphaël’s experience spans a wide range of products and industries, including pharmaceuticals, IT, consumer products and retail, transport, telecoms, energy, basic industries, financial services, media and entertainment. While at CRA, he has worked for clients such as Universal, Google, Dolby, Pfizer, Novartis, Mylan, Abbott, GE, Virgin Atlantic, Danone, Henkel, L’Oréal, ABF, Ahold Delhaize, 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 and contributed to major competition policy initiatives, including 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, Belgium. 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 competition policy at the Université libre de Bruxelles and at the Brussels School of Competition.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Raphaël De Coninck is a “superb” economist who is recommended for his “really excellent work” when it comes to delivering expert testimony on competition-related merger and damages cases.

Biography

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 (including over 60 mergers and 20 Phase II merger investigations, abuses of dominance and cartels), 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, Spain and Switzerland.

Raphaël’s experience spans a wide range of products and industries, including pharmaceuticals, IT, consumer products and retail, transport, telecoms, energy, basic industries, financial services, media and entertainment. While at CRA, he has worked for clients such as Universal, Google, Dolby, Pfizer, Novartis, Mylan, Abbott, GE, Virgin Atlantic, Danone, Henkel, L’Oréal, ABF, Ahold Delhaize, 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 and contributed to major competition policy initiatives, including 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, Belgium. 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 competition policy at the Université libre de Bruxelles and at the Brussels School of Competition.

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