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OmniCLES is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under no. 59977078. Copyright 2014 OmniCLES. All rights reserved.

For lawyers

OmniCLES can support you on the basis of its specialised knowledge and experience. Rob’s background in both competition law and economics ensures that you receive the level of support matching your individual needs - no more and no less. Whether you require support throughout a merger notification process or an investigation, or the review of a single document, OmniCLES is committed to supporting you when and where you want.

For companies

OmniCLES provides its services in close cooperation with your external lawyer or your internal legal department.

For competition authorities

Rob has extensive credentials with both the material and the procedural side of running investigations. His procedural experience relates in particular to leading large projects and to developing procedures in young or growing authorities. OmniCLES is available for interim projects.

My Services

OmniCLES can provide services for both antitrust and for merger control. We can either support you throughout an investigation or merger notification, or provide stand-alone services such as the review of a single document.

Economic services include:

  • Definition of the relevant market or markets.
  • Establishing the counterfactual for merger control purposes.
  • Assessment of the economic effects for antitrust purposes.
  • Advising in relation to follow-on damages actions.
  • Assessing the existence of a dominant position taking into account all available evidence.
  • Defining actions that could be interpreted as an abuse of a dominant position.
  • Assistance in relation to leniency considerations

Other services include 

  • Providing assistance during and following dawn raids 
  • Data review and analysis  
  • Advice in relation to Channel Islands'  competition law
  • Document peer review
  • Training and workshops
  • Ad interim placement at competition authorities

Peer review of documents and submissions
Peer review comprises a review of documents such as merger filing forms and responses to requests for information by competition authorities. Rob - with over ten years experience at competition authorities - will assess the documents as if received by the authority.  He will assess the documents on statements that are e.g. inconsistent or open to various interpretations, in particular from an economic perspective. However, Rob not only plays the role of devil’s advocate but also suggests improvements.

Peer review engagements are generally agreed for a fixed time and cost. OmniCLES will prioritise within the time agreed to ensure best value for money.