Patrick Andreoli-Versbach

Principal
Patrick Andreoli-Versbach | European Antitrust and Competition | Charles River Associates

Dr. Patrick Andreoli-Versbach is Principal at CRA’s Antitrust Practice, working between Rome and Brussels. He leads large antitrust cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities, mostly the AGCM in Italy. As an expert in antitrust economics, he has an in-depth knowledge of assessing market power in large mergers, estimating damages resulting from anticompetitive conduct, and using economic analysis to evaluate the ability and incentive of firms to abuse their (alleged) dominance.

His work in recent merger cases includes ENEL-Intesa Sanpaolo/Mooney, Nexi/SIA, Nexi/Nets, Nexi/Intesa Sanpaolo, Microsoft/LinkedIn, Vodafone/Liberty Global, Uber/Grab and PayPal/iZettle. Besides mergers he has been involved in high-profile abuse of dominance cases involving exclusionary practices (including Apple/Spotify, Unilever’s wholesale discounts in impulse ice cream, and Amazon’s buy-box/logistics self-preferencing cases) and exploitative practices (such as the CMA’s excessive and unfair pricing case in liothyronine). Finally, he has been involved as an expert econometrician in several very large litigation and damage estimation cases, including Open Fiber/TIM, Alitalia/Shell, the elevators and escalators cartel (for Schindler), the trucks cartel (for Volvo), and the cement cartel (for LafargeHolcim).

Recent clients include Private Equity firms (Advent, Bain Capital, CVC and Hg Capital), BigTech (Amazon, Microsoft and Apple), energy companies (ENEL, Shell and BP), Payment Service Providers (Nexi, Intesa Sanpaolo and Bancomat), and other multinational companies including Unilever, Uber, Expedia, General Motors, Volvo, Open Fiber and Philips.

Besides his economic consulting work, Dr. Patrick Andreoli-Versbach has published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals focusing on applied econometrics and competition policy. His contributions were published by highly ranked journals including the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Competition Law & Economics and Research Policy.

 

Patrick Andreoli-Versbach | European Antitrust and Competition | Charles River Associates

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    EC clears joint acquisition of Mooney by ENEL and Intesa Sanpaolo
    On 17th June 2022, the EC cleared the joint acquisition of Mooney by ENEL (Italy’s largest manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas) and Intesa...
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  • 02
    TAR annuls sanctions against car manufacturers by the ICA
    On 24 November 2020, the Lazio Regional Administrative Court (TAR) annulled the €678m sanctions against car manufacturers that were imposed by the Italian...
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  • 03
    ICA clears CVC’s acquisition of Genetic
    The Italian Competition Commission (“ICA”) unconditionally cleared CVC Capital Partners’ (“CVC”) acquisition of Genetic S.p.A. (“Genetic”) on 30 September 2020...
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