The Brattle Group (London)

Peter Davis

The Brattle Group (London)

Peter Davis is an expert in competition damages actions, mergers and acquisitions, cartels, and market investigations. He is a former deputy chairman of the UK Competition Commission (CC), now a part of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Peter Davis has provided written or oral testimony in matters before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, the High Court of England and Wales, the Directorate-General for Competition, the CMA, the CC, the Office of Fair Trading, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Competition Commission of South Africa. While serving as a Deputy Chairman of the CC, he was a member of its Council, a member of its Strategic Management Board, and the Inquiry Chairman for a variety of competition investigations including phase 2 mergers, regulatory investigations in telecoms and water, and the payment protection insurance (PPI) market inquiry. A widely published author, Peter Davis has coauthored two books: Quantitative Techniques for Competition and Antitrust Analysis (Princeton University Press) and Damages Claims for the Infringement of EU Competition Law (Oxford University Press). He has also published research in numerous journals, including The Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Econometrics, and the RAND Journal of Economics. Prior to joining Brattle, he was the head of an international economics consultancy’s London office and European competition practice. He has also served on the faculty at the London School of Economics and the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is a former President of the Association of Competition Economics.


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Peter Davis As Efficient Competitor Test: An overview of EU and national case law


Determining the appropriate standards to apply in Article 102 cases involving allegedly exclusionary conduct by a dominant firm continues to provide substantial room for debate between and within the legal and economic communities. However, the nature of the debate has progressed substantially since the European Commission adopted an approach to assessing whether a dominant firm’s conduct amounts to anti-competitive foreclosure that is more closely aligned with the economic literature by publishing its Priority Guidance Paper (“PGP”).

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