Regulatory Disputes

Regulatory Disputes & State Aid

Regulatory Disputes
CRA professionals provide expert reports, white papers, and testimony to state, federal, and international regulatory agencies regarding the effects of regulatory changes on consumers, social welfare, the industry, and competition. Our experts have provided analysis and have advised clients and regulators in matters pertaining to the evolution of regulatory rules in digital platform and cloud industries, telecommunications, video markets, postal and package delivery markets, energy markets, alcoholic beverages, and transportation markets, among other industries. We apply well-founded principles of competition and regulatory economics to the institutional facts and to provide insights and guidance for our clients and regulatory decision-makers in regulatory disputes and rule-makings. CRA experts are recognized for providing nuanced analysis to evaluate and design regulatory rules to achieve desired outcomes.

State Aid
State aid has become an important concern of the European Commission since the 2008 financial crisis, as the unprecedented severity of the crisis resulted in significant amounts of State support being granted to financial institutions and other companies. The Commission increasingly uses economic analyses in its assessments.

CRA has helped various companies and governmental departments to assess whether the aid in question is state aid, and if it is, whether this aid is compatible with the state aid rules. We have advised on the terms of some of the most high-profile government interventions, such as the restructuring of the Irish banking sector.


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    Energy Services client granted motion for summary judgement in consumer class action
    CRA’s Dr. Debra Aron was retained by Agway Energy Services (Agway), the defendant in a consumer class action matter.  Plaintiff alleged that Agway breached its...
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    Regulatory treatment of rural telephone companies
    CRA was retained by several rural telephone companies in a disputed proceeding to consider a change in regulatory policy governing how rural carriers are...
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  • 03
    Dutch competition authority closes abuse of dominance investigation against Europe Container Terminals
    The Dutch competition authority (ACM) has closed its investigation into alleged abuse of dominance by Europe Container Terminals (ECT). ECT is one of the...
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