Managing Director, San Francisco
For businesses facing antitrust, litigation, regulatory, or commercial challenges, sound economic analysis is critical. Our team of antitrust and regulatory economists, econometricians, financial economists, and academic affiliates combines sharp economic insights with diverse academic, industry, and subject matter expertise.
We provide litigation support and expert testimony to support clients on antitrust matters, as well as commercial and class action litigation, and we quantify damages in both antitrust and commercial disputes.
We work on a broad spectrum of antitrust issues, from market definition, market power, and conduct to mergers and acquisitions, and market inquiries, as well as quantification of damages. Key areas include:
Learn more about our antitrust and competition capabilities here.
Disney divests regional sports networks in acquiring FOX assets
Disney sought regulatory approval to acquire FOX assets, including cable networks, film and television studios, and its 30 percent stake in Hulu. The U.S. Department of Justice conditionally approved the acquisition subject to Disney divesting 22 FOX regional sports networks. Our team supported an academic economist to evaluate the competitive implications of Disney’s proposed acquisition.
The amount of private antitrust litigation outside the U.S. continues to increase dramatically. This is no longer confined to the traditional jurisdictions of the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, but is now worldwide. Follow-on claims, which rely on a regulatory decision to prove an infringement, and stand-alone claims, where the infringement must be shown, are common. In the EU, virtually every cartel decision by a regulator is now followed by a damages claim from customers; and cartel damages claims are far from the only types of claim being brought.
AlixPartners Managing Director Mat Hughes discusses the key issues raised when valuing and arguing loss in private antitrust litigation outside the U.S., from both the claimants’ and defendants’ points of view.