Daniel Donath

Former Director

Daniel Donath, vice president, splits his time between the London and Prague offices of CRA. He specializes in large multi-jurisdictional mergers and complex merger investigations at the European Commission. He has been involved in more than 50 mergers during the last 17 years. Daniel Donath has also provided expert economic evidence and testimony in numerous cartel investigations, disputes and arbitrations. He has for example acted as the lead economist on behalf of one of the major Cathode Ray Tubes producers worldwide since 2010 and submitted numerous reports to the competition authorities, courts and for settlement purposes during both the administrative proceedings and the follow-on damages. Prior to re-joining CRA in 2015, Daniel Donath was an internal advisor at ČEZ, the Czech energy incumbent, on all aspects of competition and regulatory issues. He was also previously a member of the Chief Economist’s Team at the European Commission and served on the Appeals Board for Mergers and Antitrust of the Czech Competition Authority from 2008 to 2010. Daniel Donath has a doctorate in economics from Pennsylvania State University and was previously an Assistant Professor of competition economics at the Masaryk University in Brno.


1457 Bulletin

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 (...)

Cyril Hariton, Dag Johansson, Daniel Donath, Elzbieta Glowicka, Jérôme Cloarec, Philippe Redondo The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger in the retail fuel sector using customer surveys and econometric studies to assess the likelihood of anticompetitive effects (StatoilHydro / ConocoPhillips)


Fuel for thought - StatoilHydro/ConocoPhillips (Jet)* I. Introduction When faced with a proposed merger, antitrust authorities have to assess the likelihood and the magnitude of anticompetitive effects that may occur following the removal of one of the merging parties as an independent (...)

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