Commercial laws and regulation issues often need strong economic argumentation in addition to legal ones. EconLab has long experience working with legal offices, companies and policymakers, helping them get the economics of any situation right.
During legal disputes, situations often arise when cases need strong economic argumentation. Our team has been involved in engagements related to valuations, taxes and anti-competition among other things. With a strong academic background, we have proven time and time again that we can tackle complex issues and back up the facts with hard data and most recent scientific understanding of the topic.
Decisions that concern the whole country or industry, should never be taken lightly. We can help policymakers find the solution to a wide range of economic topics. Since our team is actively involved in the industry, while simultaneously doing active research, EconLab is in a unique position of understanding the economy as a whole, all the while having the hand on the pulse of companies and their actual needs. We can support policymakers' decisions with a solid economic background, help build models that predict the effect of new regulation, and assist in making sense of complex data.
Regulatory issues, every once in a while, become a key pain point for a given industry or company. In times like these, companies can be proactive in ensuring that their concerns are heard. We have ample experience in going head-to-head with regulators, helping our clients substantiate their position when regulatory bodies put them into disadvantage. A well-constructed and substantiated economic argument, about the impact of rulings, is usually constructively received by regulators and they are often willing to shift their course.
Provided an economic opinion on a tax dispute, concerning income tax from profit distribution. The case resulted in a tax saving of several million euros.
Provided economic opinion for an antitrust case in relation to pricing of natural gas.
Provided an analysis of pharmacy pricing related to an antitrust case, where clients were accused of price collusion.
Analysed the financial and economic effects of implementation of new regulation regarding health insurance coverage.
Economic opinion regarding a proposed ex-post facto law, concerning loans granted in foreign currency.