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Geradin Partners has unrivalled expertise in digital markets and app stores. It is currently involved in ongoing claims in the UK and the Netherlands over Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices in the market for online advertising. Partners at the firm have previous experience leading the legal team working on the UK’s Digital Markets Unit and have been involved in the shaping of the EU’s Digital Markets Act by representing tech clients and testifying before governments, regulators and parliamentary committees. The firm has published extensively on the antitrust case against the Apple App Store.

Compass Lexecon is a world leading economic consulting firm that has extensive experience providing law firms, corporations, and governments with critical economic analysis. Antitrust conduct and damages assessments are two of the firm’s founding practices and continue to be key areas of expertise and where Compass Lexecon is particularly renowned for its robust analysis and compelling argumentation in developing theories of harm and counterfactual scenarios.

Harbour is a trusted advisor and provider of capital to law firms, corporates and claimants, supporting them in progressing high-value commercial disputes all over the world. Their team of experienced litigators, finance experts, and commercial professionals, have a deep understanding of what is required to bring litigation and arbitration to a successful conclusion. Harbour is a founding member of the Association of Litigation Funders and helped draft their code of conduct. Public cases that Harbour have brought, include a class action on behalf of 2.3 million consumers for overcharges levied by a national telecommunications company, a class action on behalf of more than 130,000 UK publishers in relation to Google’s alleged anticompetitive conduct in adtech and for 15k Indonesian seaweed farmers against an oil company whose oil spill destroyed the farmers’ seaweed crops.

Sean Ennis

Director of the Centre for Competition Policy and Professor of Competition Policy at Norwich Business School

The claim is being brought by Dr Sean Ennis, director of the Centre for Competition Policy and Professor of Competition Policy at Norwich Business School. Dr Ennis has extensive experience in competition law and policy. From 2003-2018, he was a Senior Economist in the Competition Division of the OECD. Prior to 2003 he worked as an economist at the European Commission’s DG Competition and at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, developing economic analyses for competition law investigations.

Damien Geradin

Founding Partner at Geradin Partners

Before founding Geradin Partners, Damien Geradin was a partner at Euclid Law, and before that, he was a partner in the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP. He has assisted clients in many high-stake European Commission investigations. This includes extremely complex abuse of dominance cases with a focus on sectors like tech, media and telecommunications. Damien Geradin a also a Professor of Competition Law & Economics at Tilburg University. He has taught in many leading universities, such as Columbia, Harvard, Michigan and Yale, and he is the author of over 150 academic publications.

Robert O’Donoghue KC

Barrister at Brick Court Chambers

Robert O’Donoghue KC has extensive experience of competition law, EU law, utility regulation, and related aspects of commercial and public law. He has appeared in major cases in the High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, EU Courts, Irish courts, international arbitral bodies, and in oral hearings before competition authorities and sectoral regulators.  He also frequently gives expert evidence on his areas of expertise in foreign courts and arbitral bodies, including in class actions in Canada and Israel, as well as litigation in Sweden. He has acted in a several of the leading competition law cases in the UK and elsewhere.

Stijn Huijts

Partner at Geradin Partners

Before joining Geradin Partners, Stijn was Legal Director at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), where he built up extensive experience leading complex competition investigations. Stijn led the legal teams in a number of high-profile investigations in the life sciences sector, including Hydrocortisone, which featured a record-breaking £260m penalty. At the CMA, Stijn was a speaker/lecturer at a number of seminars, lectures and workshops at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Queen’s University Belfast, the OECD, the Law Society, the International Competition Network and the China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment.

David Gallagher

Partner at Geradin Partners

Prior to Geradin Partners, David was Director of Litigation Funding at Harbour Litigation Funding. At Harbour David developed and managed the second opt-out case to be certified by the UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal (Justin Le Patourel v BT plc). He also advised on all competition damages actions funded by Harbour as well as cases in other areas of law such as employment, intellectual property and fraud. From 2017 to 2019 David was Assistant Legal Director at the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). David trained and spent the first seven years of his career at Freshfields where he worked on a wide range of competition law matters.

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