RBB Economics provides independent, expert economic advice on all aspects of competition law.

We combine intellectual rigour with practical knowledge and technical economic skills to deliver analysis that is robust, clear and effective.

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RBB is a specialised consultancy, focusing solely on competition law matters. We recognise that every case is unique and we are responsive in our approach, tailoring the analysis to address the specific issues of each case.
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Siemens Healthineers’ acquisition of Varian Medical Systems cleared in Phase I subject to conditions

On 19 February, the European Commission (“EC”) approved Siemens Healthineers’ acquisition of Varian Medical Systems following a Phase I investigation subject to conditions. Varian is one of the leading suppliers of radiation...

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Covestro’s acquisition of DSM’s resin business cleared unconditionally in Phase I

On 5 February, the European Commission (“EC”) approved Covestro’s acquisition of Koninklijke DSM’s Resins Functional Materials business following a Phase I investigation. Both parties are active in the production and sale of...

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How Merger Control Rolls: A Response to Caffarra, Crawford and Valletti

In a recent paper, How tech rolls: Potential competition and ‘reverse’ killer acquisitions, Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford and Tommaso Valletti make the case that merger control should introduce presumptions of anticompetitive...

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