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At a Glance

Uppers

“Culture is good below management level, a lot of benefits, international opportunities.”

“International work.”

“The people, quality of life, and types of projects.”

Downers

“Corporate services is US based which is at times difficult for Europe.”

“Job can require many hours, although is not expected to work on weekends.”

“The run up to filings when the hours required can be very long.”

About The Brattle Group Europe

The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. Originating in 1990 as a five-person outfit, Brattle combined with Incentives Research, Incorporated in 1995 to strengthen its expertise in energy matters and opened its first office in Cambridge. Today, the firm's 400+ employees – working from 11 offices in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific – serve numerous focus areas and industries, including energy, financial institutions, IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, sports, telecom, and media.

Where its energy lies

Brattle specializes in providing analysis and expert consulting related to energy, finance, and litigation matters for clients throughout the world. Various governments, regulatory bodies, leading corporations, and financial institutions call on Brattle when faced with litigation, regulatory, and policy questions. In answering these questions, Brattle relies on its broad capabilities in economics, finance, and analytics, in addition to deep subject-matter expertise in a variety of industries and practice areas.

Brattle’s antitrust and competition work includes some of the largest mergers, or attempted mergers, in over 50 industries. It has advised clients in hundreds of transactions and worked on some of the largest antitrust cases.

Brattle’s experts are regularly brought in to assist with high-profile, high-stakes disputes and international arbitrations. Brattle has been engaged in dozens of investor-state arbitrations, working on behalf of both investors and states, involving assets located in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Outside of disputes, they regularly provide commercial and regulatory advice to clients on energy and infrastructure projects around the globe.

Their finance- and securities-related work focuses on a variety of issues such as tax and transfer pricing, commercial transactions, due diligence, structured finance, risk management, business and asset valuation, pricing of services, industry custom and practice, profitability, and cost of capital issues. Brattle’s experience spans a range of engagements involving commercial lending, mortgage securitization, securities trading and risk management, custody of securities, hedge fund administration, securities fraud, tax disputes, credit crisis litigation, broker/client investment suitability and foreseeability, and bankruptcy and ability to pay.

In the energy sector, it assists clients across a broad range of areas, including renewable and alternative, natural gas, petroleum, and nuclear. The firm assists investor-owned utilities, public utilities, electricity and pipeline customers, power generators, transmission organizations, and regulatory authorities with planning, regulation, and litigation efforts. The firm also has growing practices in integrated resource planning, energy storage, and the design and implementation of "Utility of the Future" initiatives.

Brattle's brains

Brattle refers to its consultants collectively as a team, and its chain of command is structured flatly to encourage input from individuals of any level. Brattle's principals are longtime experts in their respective areas, with advanced degrees in economics, finance, management, and engineering from top universities around the world. Its cadre of senior principals includes Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden of the University of California, Berkeley & University of Southern California; and Stewart Myers of the MIT Sloan School of Management, coauthor of the graduate-level textbook: Principals of Corporate Finance. The firm's experts also draw on a network of advisors that includes renowned academics and former government officials, such as the former chief economist for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and deans and faculty at academic institutions such as London Business School, MIT, Columbia, Duke University, NYU, The University of Chicago, and Stanford.

Putting their money where their mouth is

When it comes to pro bono and community service efforts, Brattle’s belief in its core values – collaboration, integrity, performance, and respect – drives the firm’s commitment to a fair, impartial, and fact-driven judicial system. Their consultants partner with leading law firms’ pro bono committees as well as nonprofits such as the ACLU, the NAACP, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to provide expert testimony, reports, economic analyses, and data management. Brattle’s pro bono cases have involved issues as wide-ranging as criminal justice reform, voting rights, modern-day debtors’ prisons, and refugee resettlement. Numerous consultants cite their pro bono work among the highlights of their experience at Brattle.

In the News

January 12: 2021: GCR Names The Brattle Group as One of the World’s Top Firms for Competition Economics
For the 14th consecutive year, Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized The Brattle Group in the “Economics 21” list of the world’s top firms for competition economics.

November 16, 2020: The Brattle Group Expands Its Competition Offerings with Four New Economists in Brussels
We are pleased to announce that four competition economists from the boutique competition consultancy Hexagon Economics have joined The Brattle Group’s Brussels office.

August 28, 2020: Global Arbitration Review Names Brattle Among Top International Arbitration Expert Witness Firms
The Brattle Group has been recognized by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) as a leading firm of international arbitration experts in the “GAR 100: Expert Witness Power Index.” Ranked in the top ten on the publication’s latest power index, Brattle was recognized for its work in investor-state matters.

July 30, 2020: Brattle Testimony Supports General Motors and Polaris in Obtaining Successful Consumer Class Action Case Outcomes
Nobel Prize-winning economist, Brattle Principal, and University of Southern California Professor Daniel McFadden provided multiple expert reports and testimony in two recent consumer class action suits involving motor vehicle manufacturers.

May 21, 2020: How Might COVID-19 Affect the Financial Markets? Brattle Experts Share Insights
Brattle Principal Joseph Belanger, Associate Ryan Leary, and Senior Consultant Hollie Mason have authored an article for Wolters Kluwer’s Securities Regulation Daily and Banking and Finance Daily on the effect of COVID-19 on the financial markets.

May 5, 2020: Brattle Publication Explores Disputes Connected to Hub-Indexed Gas Contracts in Europe
Brattle experts have authored a chapter on the potential for price disputes in hub-indexed gas contracts in a new book, Gas and LNG Price Arbitrations: A Practice Handbook, Second Edition.

The Brattle Group Europe

Aldermary House
10-15 Queen Street
London EC4N 1TX
Phone: +44 20 7406 7900

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
President: M. David Sunding
2020 Employees (All Locations): 425

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (HQ)
Brussels
Chicago
London
Madrid
New York
Rome
San Francisco
Sydney
Toronto
Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Accounting

Alternative Investments

Antitrust/Competition

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Broker-Dealers & Financial Services

Consumer Protection & Product Liability

Credit, Derivatives & Structured Products

Cryptocurrency & Digital Assets

Electricity Litigation & Regulatory Disputes

Electricity Regulatory Economics, Finance & Rates

Electricity Wholesale Markets & Planning

Environment & Natural Resources

Financial Institutions

Health Care

Infrastructure

Intellectual Property

International Arbitration

M&A Litigation

Oil, Gas & Commodities

Regulatory Investigations & Enforcement

Securities Class Actions

Tax Controversy & Transfer Pricing

Technology

Telecommunications, Internet, Media & Entertainment

White Collar Investigations & Litigation