Dr. Raphaël De Coninck, Vice President, heads CRA’s Brussels Office, which he joined from the European Commission. He has extensive experience in the application of economic analysis and quantitative techniques within the context of competition law. Dr. De Coninck has provided expert economic advice in numerous high-profile mergers (e.g., Universal/EMI, Canal+/TPS, Western Digital/Hitachi, Seagate/Samsung, Cisco/Tandberg, Kraft/Cadbury, Lufthansa/Austrian Airlines, Panasonic/Sanyo, EDF/British Energy, TomTom/TeleAtlas, Nokia/Navteq, Thomson/Reuters, Travelport/Worldspan, Endesa/Gas Natural, Sony/BMG), complex antitrust cases (e.g. Rambus, Nokia/Bosch IPCom, BHP/RioTinto JV), and in numerous cartel and private damages cases. Dr. De Coninck is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the European Commission within the International Competition Network (ICN). As a member of the Chief Economist Team at DG Competition, he contributed to major competition policy initiatives, including the Best Practices for Economic Submissions and Data Collection in Merger and Antitrust cases, the Ex-officio Methodology for Cartel Investigations, and the Guidance Paper on the Quantification of Antitrust Damages in Civil Proceedings. He previously lectured on law and economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago and held a postdoctoral research fellow position at New York University School of Law.