Olivier Sautel is a director at Deloitte Economic Consulting / Microeconomix which he joined in 2007. He manages a team of economists and econometricians and matches the economic aspects of the cases with their strategic and legal features. He was previously researcher at GREDEG (CNRS-Nice Sophia-Antipolis University). He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Nice Sophia Antipolis University, where he is a lecturer in the Master 2 program. He has authored numerous academic papers concerning industrial economics. He is an affiliate researcher at the Innovation and competition department of OFCE (French Economic Observatory) since 2006. Specializing in vertical relations among firms, he has wide experience consulting on antitrust and on merger controls matters. He has provided economic expertise in more than twenty procedures before the French and European competition authorities in cartel, abuse of dominance and mergers cases.
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This On-Topic discusses the development of algorithmic pricing and the issues it raises for competition law enforcers. Algorithmic pricing may facilitate tacit or express collusion and even generate new forms of collusion against which traditional tools of competition law enforcement must be (...)
Extended Producer Liability in the area of packaging waste is dominated in France by "Eco-Emballages", the only eco-organization or Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) approved to perform such activities. This situation has been largely criticized by many stakeholders, including (...)
This article discusses the new European Commission’s guidelines on public aids to airports. Its focus is on the case of operating aids. Using public data regarding French airports, we show that the transitional period of 10 years granted by the Commission will require a very high (and unlikely) (...)
Digital convergence refers to the integration of previously distinct products and services and to the frequent recombination of the boundaries of firms as a result. This article shows how digital convergence disturbs the practice of competition authorities at three particularly decisive (...)
Many recent cases, such as the Lafarge case in Europe or, in France, the Orange Caraïbe case, have shown how important is the question of repeated infringements when defining the amount of the fine in antitrust cases. Nevertheless, legal treatment of repeated infringements is still quite (...)