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Cristina Caffarra

Cristina Caffarra

Vice President, Charles River Associates, United Kingdom

Dr Cristina Caffarra heads up the Competition Team of CRA in Europe.

She is an expert in the application of modern industrial economics to competition law, as well as the empirical analysis of markets in the context of competition investigations.

She has provided economic advice on issues of merger control, assessment of vertical restraints, findings of dominance, evaluation of unilateral conduct, as well as use of intellectual property rights, information exchanges, collusion and the assessment of damages.

She has provided expert economic advice and testimony before the European Commission, the competition authorities of several member states, and the Courts.

She has advised on several of the most high-profile merger investigations of recent years, as well as numerous Art 101 and Art 102 cases including exclusionary and exploitative abuses, margin squeeze and investigations of conduct around standard essential patents, interchange fees, market coordination / abuse in matters such as enforcement of IPRs, LIBOR, CDS, manipulation of benchmarks, and the economics of search.

She is on the Editorial Board of the European Competition Law Journal, lectures in competition economics and has published articles and presented papers on the economics of competition law at numerous international and academic conferences.