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BRG Expands European Competition Practice with New Expert Team in Brussels

 |  May 28, 2024

BRG has announced the expansion of its European Competition practice in Brussels by incorporating Dr. Aleksandra Boutin, Dr. Xavier Boutin and their team of economic consultants from Positive Competition. This addition aims to bolster BRG’s existing operations in Brussels, Paris and London.

Dr. Boutin highlighted the strategic benefits of the move, which will add to BRG’s combined expertise and international reach in mergers, antitrust and litigation. She also noted the potential for growth in specialist areas such as state aid, Foreign Subsidies Regulation and the Digital Markets Act.

Dr. David Evans, BRG’s Global Leader for Digital Economy and Platform Markets, noted: “Having a strong EU presence is an integral part of our global strategy to handle antitrust, merger and regulatory matters involving digital platforms, which are increasingly prominent and scrutinized. Adding these cutting-edge economists to our already strong team makes BRG one of the leading competition practices in Europe.”

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Prof. Kai-Uwe Kühn, a founding member of BRG’s practice and former chief economist at the European Commission, welcomed the addition, citing Boutins’ expertise in merger control and antitrust matters. He expressed confidence in the team’s ability to handle complex cases across multiple jurisdictions.

With this expansion, BRG’s European Competition practice now comprises around 40 professionals across Brussels, Paris and London, and includes several members with senior-level experience at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition.

Source: Think BRG