Dan Donath

Vice President
Dan Donath | European Competition | Charles River Associates

Dr. Dan Donath, Vice President, specializes in large global multi-jurisdictional mergers and complex merger investigations at the European Commission and other competition authorities around the world

He has been involved in more than 50 mergers during the last 20 years (including 21 Phase II mergers at the European Commission), and he has led globally some of the largest engagements at CRA, including the Broadcom/VMware, Boeing/Embraer, Gardner Denver/Ingersoll Rand, Energizer/Spectrum, Linde/Praxair, and Chemchina/Syngenta mergers. Other notable European Commission merger investigations of the last five years include Connect Airways/Flybe, Calsonic/Magnetti Marelli, Carlyle/Sedgwick, Sedgwick/Cunningham Lindsey, Avantor/VWR, and IAG/Aer Lingus. As part of these large multi-jurisdictional mergers, Dan has also been involved in filings at 12 other competition authorities, including the CMA, the KFTC, the JFTC, CADE, SAMR, the CCI, the ACCC, the FNE, and others.

In addition, Dan has also represented various parties in local filings before the national competition authorities in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Dan has also provided expert economic evidence and testimony in numerous cartel investigations, disputes, and arbitrations. He has, for example, acted as the lead economist on behalf of one of the major Cathode Ray Tubes producers worldwide since 2010 and submitted numerous reports to the competition authorities, courts, and for settlement purposes during both the administrative proceedings and the follow-on damages. Other cartel/antitrust matters he has been involved in include the numerous European Commission investigations of the energy, financial, and telecommunications sectors. Dan has also recently represented a natural gas company in a dominance dispute before an arbitration panel as well as another energy company in an ICC arbitration over a pricing of a long-term contract for LNG deliveries.

Dan was previously a member of the Chief Economist’s Team at the European Commission and served on the Appeals Board for Mergers and Antitrust of the Czech Competition Authority from 2008 to 2010.

Dan has a doctorate in economics from Pennsylvania State University and was previously an Assistant Professor of competition economics at the Masaryk University in Brno.

Dan Donath | European Competition | Charles River Associates

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Norwegian Competition Authority approves Norwegian’s acquisition of Norway's oldest aviation group
    On December 21, 2023, the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) approved Norwegian’s acquisition of Widerøe, Norway’s oldest aviation group with more than...
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  • 02
    Global team of economists facilitates successful acquisition of VMware by Broadcom
    Experts from Charles River Associates (CRA), a leading global economic consulting firm, offered services and support on the recently completed acquisition of...
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  • 03
    LSEG’s acquisition of Refinitiv conditionally approved by the European Commission
    On 13 January 2021, the European Commission (EC) conditionally cleared London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) acquisition of Refinitiv. LSEG operates trading...
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