Economic analyses

Plesner's economic analysis team consists of highly specialized economists, who have been working in the intersection between economics and law for many years.

Our economic experts work closely together with lawyers in all Plesner's practice areas. The close collaboration between economists and lawyers ensure that our clients get thorough and in-depth advice that examines and analyses all aspects of a case.

Furthermore, experience has shown that the integration of law and economics creates great value when setting out the strategy in large and complex cases where such strategy is of material importance and may be crucial to the final outcome of a case.

Our advice includes, among other things:

  • Calculations of losses, including establishing counter-factual scenarios
  • Cartel cases, including analyses of overcharges and passing-on
  • Handling settlement procedures
  • Setting out strategies
  • Managing processes in relation to court appointed economic expert reports and testimonies
  • Economic analyses of mergers, including analyses of potential coordinated and non-coordinated effects
  • Transfer pricing cases
  • Analyses of dominant undertakings' pricing and rebate structures
  • Cases concerning the infringement of financial legislation, including analyses of counterfactual share prices in the absence of incorrect and/or insufficient information being supplied to the market
  • Price-scoring models in connection with tenders

Our team of economists is headed by Chief Economist and Partner Rie Paving Mortensen, who has experience from some of the largest and most complex cases in relation to competition law and the law of damages, by both Danish and international standards.

Highlights

  • Danfoss - assisted Danfoss in the Refrigeration Compressors case. The case involved e.g. settlement negotiations with the EU-Commission, extensive economic reports and analyses for i.a. the EU-Commission and the authorities in multiple jurisdictions and several follow-on actions for damages
  • Ørsted - assisted Ørsted in a number of complex court cases against the Danish competition authorities concerning the alleged excessive pricing on the electricity spot market in Denmark and in relation to follow-on claims for damages submitted by 1,100 undertakings. The case is the largest ever abuse case in Denmark and one of the largest cases in Denmark.
  • Morgan Stanley and Carnegie - assisted the investment banks Morgan Stanley (UK) and Carnegie (Denmark/Sweden) in connection with cases concerning actions for damages made by investors in relation to the bankruptcy of O.W. Bunker A/S
  • EY - assisted EY with the acquisition of KPMG Denmark. The merger was approved in phase II by the Danish Competition Council subject to commitments.
  • Schneider Electric - assisted Schneider Electric in relation to an action for damages concerning a wrongfully granted injunction. The case includes i.a. extensive economic survey reports.
  • Statoil Fuel & Retail - assisted Statoil Fuel & Retail in connection with its acquisition of Shell’s retail and non-retail business.

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