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CRA's European Competition Practice specialises in providing economic advice on matters of competition policy and regulation. We assist firms and their legal advisors in all types of competition proceedings: firms considering merger and acquisition opportunities or involved in merger control proceedings; and firms undergoing investigations relating to cartels, restrictive commercial agreements, abuse of dominance or state aid. We also provide advice to firms involved in regulatory proceedings and sector inquiries. We offer assistance on the estimation of effects and damages in cartel cases, international arbitration and intellectual property disputes. We have offices in London, Brussels and Paris, and work closely with our worldwide network of internationally-renowned academic experts. We have strong sectoral expertise in broadcasting, energy, financial services, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, retailing and telecoms. In addition, access to the full range of CRA's competition, finance and industry experts worldwide means we are uniquely placed to provide individually-tailored analysis and expert advice.


One of the world’s leading economic consulting firms, Compass Lexecon provides law firms, corporations and government clients with clear analysis of complex issues. Compass Lexecon handles some of the most interesting and challenging cases requiring economic expertise, notably in the field of competition policy. Our success stems from our ability to develop and apply economic theories; to support them with robust and relevant analysis; and to present our findings in a clear and compelling manner.

Our experience and expertise apply to virtually any question of economics, in virtually any context of the law or business. In Europe, Compass Lexecon provides expert economic advice on competition policy, economic and financial regulation, intellectual property, and the assessment of damages in complex disputes. We have provided advice in some of the most high-profile cases before the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, national competition authorities and regulators.


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. We aspire to build products and provide services that improve the lives of billions of people globally. Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our innovations in web search and advertising have made our website a top internet property and our brand one of the most recognized in the world. Our Google segment generates revenues primarily by delivering relevant, cost-effective online advertising. Businesses use our AdWords program and AdSense program to promote their products and services with advertising on both Google-owned properties and publishers' sites across the web.  Our business is primarily focused around the following key areas: search and display advertising, the Android operating system platform, consumer content through Google Play, enterprise, commerce and hardware products.


With 31 million mobile lines and 13 million connections to its fixed network, of which more than 6.9 million are broadband accesses, at the end of March 2014, Telecom Italia is Italy’s main ICT group. Abroad its strength is Brazil, where TIM Brasil, supplying 73.9 million lines, is a major player on the market.


As it has done throughout its industrial history, the Group is focusing its strategy on innovation, and over the next three years the group will be investing 3.4 billion euros on the development of new generation technologies and cloud computing. The goal is to reach 50% of the Italian population with the new generation fixed ultrabroadband (Fibre, NGN) and 80% with the mobile network (4G, LTE) by the end of 2016.


The company’s range of offers - focusing on advanced and integrated solutions for consumers, businesses and institutions - includes: landline and mobile telecommunications, internet, digital content, cloud computing, office and system solutions. The offers are formulated by Telecom Italia, TIM and Olivetti, reliable and well-known brands, through which the Group maintains close links with its customers.


To offer the possibility to be always "connected" and able to access information, services and multimedia content with ease and speed, in addition to its advanced mobile and landline networks, Telecom Italia provides a wide range of applications and devices such as: smartphones, mobiles, PCs, tablets, e-readers, set top TV decoders, apps and cloud storage. While the recent agreement with Sky is a step towards a converging new generation platform that can offer customers the widest range of audiovisual content, starting, today, with major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup on mobile devices.


Advanced and customizable solutions are dedicated to a diversified business environment: phone plans converging mobile and landline prices, high speed connectivity, an advanced platform for cloud computing for the virtualization of applications and infrastructures and, finally, a vast selection of applications for storing and managing data or controlling energy consumption. For schools, there are innovative products such as the Oliboard multimedia interactive whiteboard; to promote the take-up of ICT in the service sector, there are products and software to promote the use of digital signatures such as the Olipad Graphis tablet.


TIM Brasil has 73.9 million customers and a market share for the lines of 27%. In Brazil, too, the focus is on developing new generation infrastructure, with an investment of over 11 billion reais by the end of 2016.


The A2A Group was set up in 2008 out of the desire to create a multiutility of a size consistent with the challenges dictated by the gradual opening of the services markets, keeping a close and special relationship with the local territory and the system of relations which distinguishes it.


Today the A2A Group is:

  • the second Italian electric  operator with about 11 thousands Mw of installed capacity thanks to the recent acquisition of the majority of Edipower
  • is one of the main players in the environmental sector in Italy with approximately 2.5 million tons of waste treated of which over an half is used for the production of electricity
  • among the major district heating and gas operators in Italy with sales to end customers of 2,217 GWht in the district heating segment and over 2 billion cubic meters of gas distributed
  • In 2011 the group achieved a turnover of Euro 6.5 billion
  • A2A is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange


FASTWEB is the largest alternative fixed-line telecommunications provider in Italy. The quality of FASTWEB’s service and its ability to meet customers’ needs are the two main assets of FASTWEB’s strategy. 


FASTWEB’s history is consistent with this, both as first telecommunications provider in the world to build a next-generation full-IP network and as the first company to offer all market segments its voice and data services and a series of value-added applications, leveraging on this infrastructure.
This radically innovative vision enables FASTWEB to benefit from a successful business model both in its offer to the residential market and to the business market, where the Company generates more than half of its revenues. Indeed, in this segment, FASTWEB has established its leadership as the principal alternative provider for large corporations and for the Public Administration.
Therefore, in line with its history and its innovative strategy, FASTWEB has decided to further focus on the extension of its fibre optic infrastructure in order to provide high quality services to more Italian families and companies. FASTWEB has thus launched an innovative extension of its fibre optic infrastructure (using a fibre-to-the-cabinet architecture) and therefore, as of 2014, 20% of the Italian population will be reached by its network. FASTWEB is the only European alternative provider committed to a modernization plan which will benefit Italian infrastructure and provide ultrabroadband services on a national scale.


FASTWEB’s infrastructure responds to the changing needs not only of residential customers, but also to those of companies in need not only of faster connection speeds, but also of value added services, cloud computing applications, security and converging communications services. FASTWEB, over and above providing advanced fixed services, also offers mobile services to its customers in order to meet their needs both at home and on the move.

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