Andrea Lofaro started work in economic consultancy in 1998 after completing his PhD in industrial economics. His consulting experience includes work on numerous Phase II EC Merger Regulation cases in a wide range of industries, high profile horizontal agreements and Art. 102 cases, including the Google investigation that is currently being conducted by the European Commission. His clients have included FedEx, General Electric, Google, Merck, Oracle, Pirelli, SEB Bank, Sony BMG, Telecom Italia and Total. He has given oral evidence before the European Commission, a number of national competition authorities including the UK OFT and Competition Commission, the French Autorité de la concurrence, the Italian Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, the Belgian Autorité belge de concurrence and other authorities in Eastern European countries as well as the South African Competition Commission and Tribunal.
Andrea has published widely on competition policy and industrial economics in journals including the Antitrust Bulletin, the European Competition Law Review, The European Business Organization Law Review, the European Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Economics. He is also a co-author of a book on the economic assessment of mergers under EC law, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. Andrea has been teaching at the Brussels School of Competition since 2010.