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
    ICA clears merger between Fondo Strategico Italiano and Bancomat
    On January 10, 2024, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) cleared the acquisition of Bancomat S.p.A., Italy’s domestic payment scheme, by Fondo Strategico...
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  • 02
    CJEU judgement on Unilever confirms Intel principles also apply to exclusivity clauses
    The European Court of Justice has ruled that authorities investigating alleged abuses of dominant position by means of exclusivity clauses must assess the...
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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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