Valter Sorana


Dr. Valter Sorana is a director with Charles River Associates. Prior to joining CRA, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, Fellow of the Center for Economic Research (CentER) and senior member of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Dr. Sorana has previous consulting experience in the United States as a Senior Associate with CRA. He has provided advice on mergers, allegations of abuse of dominant position, auction design, auction bidding strategies, competition and regulatory policy in a variety of industries and jurisdictions. Dr. Sorana has a PhD in economics from Stanford University, and is a native Italian speaker.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    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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  • 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
    Liberty Global’s acquisition of BASE in Belgium cleared by the EC, subject to conditions
    Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has approved Liberty Global’s acquisition of mobile operator BASE in Belgium, subject to...
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