GCR 100 - 17th Edition

Case Associates

10 January 2017

Case Associates

The smallest consultancy in the survey, but one that punches above its weight.

  • Overwhelming volume of work focuses on follow-on damage actions
  • Does regulatory work in media sector
  • Has been involved in litigation across the world, including in Lithuania, New Zealand and the UK
Global heads Cento Veljanovski
Home jurisdiction UK
Total size of firm 5
Competition economists 5
% of firm specialised 100%
Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominees 1
Lateral hires 0
Departures 0
Internal promotions 0

Cento Veljanovski is the founder, head and driving force of Case Associates, a London consultancy. It’s a small shop: only four other economists work at the firm, but all are specialised in competition. All of the firm’s work is related to litigation, in which Veljanovski acts as an expert.

Case Associates recently advised E-Trans International Finance, a foreign exchange money transfer organisation, in its case against Kiwibank in New Zealand for closing its accounts. Veljanovski participated in a hot tub, giving evidence that the actions of the bank in closing the accounts substantially lessened competition, but New Zealand’s High Court ruled in favour of the defendant in June 2016. In Leeds City v Samsung Electronics, a LCD cartel follow-on action, and an £11 billion damages action regarding MasterCard’s alleged price-fixing of interchange fees, Case undertook initial advisory work involving preliminary quantification of damages to assist lawyers and clients with secure litigation funding. In the flexible foam cartel follow-on damage action, the firm provided a preliminary quantification of overcharge damages before disclosure in the England and Wales High Court.

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