GCR 100 - 20th Edition

Analysis Group

14 January 2020

Global head Martha Samuelson
Home jurisdiction US
Total size of firm 757
Competition economists 265
% of firm specialised 35%
Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominees 8
Group one N/A
Group two N/A
Group three N/A
Group four N/A
Lateral hires 3
Departures 4
Internal promotions 10

The huge team at Analysis Group works across a broad range of sectors, including healthcare, transport, financial services and technology. The team is led by Who Who Legal nominee Martha Samuelson, and offers global competition experts in their offices in Belgium, Canada, France, the UK and throughout the US, as well as many affiliated experts worldwide.

The consultancy has worked with multiple significant global players during the research period. It advised Facebook during the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s inquiry into digital platforms, which focused on competition in digital advertising and data, social media, and the distribution of news and information. It helped Qualcomm defend against separate allegations by Apple and the US Federal Trade Commission that the company acted anticompetitively in its licensing business and chip business, and used its strong market position in each area to reinforce its position in the other. Qualcomm and Apple settled their claims against each other, while a federal appellate court in August 2019 stayed an injunction against Qualcomm’s conduct.

Analysis Group provided a testifying expert for the pharmaceutical company Allergan, which is defending against a class action that alleges delayed entry of a generic version of Asacol. The work involved analysing data regarding the nature of uninjured class members, changes to the competitive environment, and the estimated share of uninjured class members. In October 2018, a federal appellate court overturned the class certification.

In China, the consultancy advised Panjing Dongxing Oil Well Measure Service in a case in which the company alleged monopolisation, abuse of market power and refusal to deal. The case was heard in the Chinese intellectual property court.

The team has worked on cartel matters in different sectors of the transport industry, including litigation in European, US and Canadian courts. It has advised defendants in multiple class actions, in cases that have involved several types of benchmark indices, exchange-traded derivatives and other financial instruments. It has also worked with both plaintiffs and defendants in class action cases alleging collusion to restrict competition in specific labour markets.

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