Disputes

Commercial Damages / Competition Damages / IP Damages

CEG has been in the forefront of economic consultancies advising on private actions against those in breach of competition law in Europe, as well as cases involving intellectual property, equity and commercial damages. CEG applies economic and financial analysis to assess both the question of liability as well as estimating the quantum of damages incurred. Our analysis has been presented to arbitration panels and national courts.

  • Advice to Vivendi in relation to a 5.4 billion euros damages claim before the Austrian International Court of Arbitration concerning ownership of a Polish mobile operator
  • Pricing dispute between PGNiG and Gazprom
  • Work on estimating impact of cartels in a number of cartel cases for settlement before the European Commission
  • Advice to Telecom New Zealand in relation to an arbitration concerning alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the broadband market
  • Loss of brand value for Timex Group Luxury Watches B.V. v. Valetino S.p.A.

Commercial Damages

CEG has been involved in some of the largest commercial damages cases in recent years. CEG has successfully applied its economic and financial analytical skills in numerous cases – to assess both the question of liability as well as estimating the quantum of damages incurred. Our team has the necessary expertise relating to the estimation of all types of damages including: business valuation; cost of capital; economics; finance; financial and cost accounting; marketing; management; and econometric and statistical modelling.

  • Assessment of damages in a breach of contract case involving Alpiq Ltd and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna Spolka
  • Advice to Vivendi in relation to a 5.4 billion euros damages claim before the Austrian International Court of Arbitration concerning ownership of a Polish mobile operator
  • Expert reports for PGNiG in its UNICTAD arbitration with Gazprom. PGNiG achieved a substantial reduction in the price paid for natural gas
  • Sonera Holding B.V v. Çukurova Holding A.S. and Çukurova Investments
  • Expert report and testimony in two arbitrations between mobile telephony operators in Europe
  • Expert report and testimony in Scandinavian arbitration involving a European telecom equipment operator and a US supplier

Competition Damages

CEG has been in the forefront of economic consultancies advising on private actions against those in breach of competition law in Europe. In competition damages cases, CEG assesses both the question of liability as well as estimating the quantum of damages incurred.

Our analysis has been presented to competition authorities and courts.

  • Calculation of damages in a credit card case before UK courts
  • Expert report in Finnish Court case concerning cartel damages in the Hydrogen Peroxide cartel
  • Advice to Telecom New Zealand in relation to an arbitration concerning alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the broadband market
  • The estimation of overcharges for a cartelist before the Bundeskartellamt
  • Follow-on damages action in the Netherlands against a lift and escalator manufacturer (for defendant)
  • Expert Assistance in an Irish contractual dispute involving Article 102 issues and potential damages (for defendant)

IP Damages

CEG also has a particular expertise in the assessment of intellectual property damages and valuation of intellectual property. We have been retained in some of the world’s most high profile intellectual property cases including the Qualcomm Broadcom matters, numerous engagements both for and against Microsoft, valuation of patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual capital.

  • Assessment of the reasonableness of a contract termination penalty and loss of brand value for GE Transportation Parts, LLC v. Unison Co., LTD.
  • Loss of brand value for Timex Group Luxury Watches B.V. v. Valetino S.p.A.
  • Assessment of damages for the theft of trade secrets and false advertising for Mecanizados Solares, S.L. v. ET Solar Group Corp.
  • Calculation of a reasonable royalty for patent infringement for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GMBH (Germany) and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (USA) v. Merial S.A.S. (France) and Merial LTD. (UK)
  • Determination of commercial success of a new drug and delivery system for Dey, L.P. v. IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eon Labs, Inc.
  • The determination of lost profits and reasonable royalties in a series of six high-stakes patent infringement cases between Broadcom Corporation and Qualcomm