CRA International (London)

Uğur Akgün

CRA International (London)

Uğur specializes in applying industrial organization theory in merger, abuse of dominance, and dispute cases. He has substantial experience in developing theoretical models which inform on effects of mergers and regulatory actions. His work for merging parties on the European Commission’s Phase II investigations includes ASL/Arianespace, UTC/Goodrich, and Posten/Post Danmark which involved conglomerate effects concerns and INEOS/SolVay and BHB/RioTinto JV in which production capacity and utilization rates were considered as important elements of competition.


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Daniel Donath, Robert Stillman, Uğur Akgün The EU Commission concludes that the merger of a financial trading platform and a financial data provider will lead to an incentive to raise rival costs due to its dominance on the market if conditions are not met (Refinitiv / London Stock Exchange Group)


LSEG/Refinitiv: Modelling of efficiencies in non-horizontal mergers* The Commission’s non-horizontal merger guidelines acknowledge that vertical mergers provide substantial scope for efficiencies but also outline an efficiencies assessment based on the framework developed in horizontal merger (...)

Oliver Latham, Uğur Akgün The UK Competition Authority clears at phase II an acquisition of a minority shareholding and certain rights in a food delivery company in its first application of “failing firm” defence (Amazon / Deliveroo)


On 4 August 2020 the CMA cleared Amazon’s proposed minority investment in Deliveroo. Having previously been concerned that the investment could damage competition by discouraging Amazon from re-entering restaurant food delivery in the UK and altering its competitive incentives in respect of (...)

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