Economic arguments are important in many practice areas, for instance in litigation, tax and competition law. Our economic specialists work closely together with all practice groups at Gorrissen Federspiel. The cooperation between economists and legal experts ensures that our clients receive advice where every aspect of a matter has been examined and analysed.
The Economic Analysis group is headed by partner and chief economist Erik Molin.
Our advice is anchored in the Economic Analysis group, which consists of competent and experienced economists, including a former head of division at the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority. Our unique professional environment supports internal discussion of professional issues in the often highly complex cases and ensures that our clients always receive the best possible advice.
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We advise on
- Competition economic merger assessment, including preparation of diversion ratio analyses, upward pricing pressure analyses, catchment area analyses, market delineation and closest competitor analyses (the Merger Control Regulation and sections 12-12h of the Danish Competition Act).
- Competition economic price and discount analyses, including evaluation of discount schemes and pricing (TFEU Article 102 and section 11 of the Danish Competition Act) and preparation of cost studies to determine company-specific competition law cost thresholds.
- Competition economic assessments of whether horizontal and vertical agreements may be anti-competitive (TFEU Article 101 and section 6 of the Danish Competition Act).
- Economic aspects in the state subsidy area, including analysis of anti-competitive subsidies.
- Economic analysis within the scope of section 122 of the Danish Payment Services and Electronic Money Act on unfair prices and profits in payment transactions with a payment instrument.
- Market value statements for tax purposes in connection with corporate transactions and changes in capital structure.
- Valuation of companies and advice in connection with setting up employee incentive programmes.
- Allocation of financial values in stock exchange listings, mergers and capital increases, including dilution calculations in connection with scrip issues and other non-market-based transactions.
Regulation and effect analysis
- Cost-benefit analysis of regulatory initiatives and infrastructure projects
- Statements of loss, counter-factual analysis and preparation of economic argumentation in civil liability suits.
- Securities litigation, financial analysis related to companies’ disclosure requirements and corporate governance.
- Analysis of large data sets, including statistical and econometric modelling and data processing.