Analysis Group adds economic advisors in Brussels, London and Paris

05 April 2018 3 min. read

Economics consultancy Analysis Group has added four senior advisors to its team in Europe. Antoine Chapsal and Emmanuel Frot joined in Paris, Benoit d’Udekem in Brussels, while Joshua White has been added to the firm’s London office. 

Antoine Chapsal joined Analysis Group’s office in Paris as a Principle. Chapsal specialises in empirical and theoretical industrial organisation, having provided economic expertise in a large number of high-profile cases involving mergers, abuses of dominant positions, cartels, information exchanges, regulation, and damages quantification. Recent examples of his work include the Lafarge/Holcim and Fnac/Darty mergers, as well as air freight, cathode ray tube, and elevator cartel cases. The new Analysis Group Principle has also assisted various firms in designing optimised pricing strategies and contracts that comply with competition rules. 

Previously, he worked at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance, where he took part in the drafting of the horizontal merger guidelines, and in a U.S. competition economics consultancy, where he contributed to the analysis of major antitrust and merger cases.

Also joining the Paris office of Analysis Group is Emmanuel Frot, appointed a Vice President. He is an economist with specialised expertise in applying quantitative analyses to competition, litigation, regulatory, and business intelligence issues. Frot, who previously held positions at Microeconomix (which became part of Deloitte France in 2017), advises clients in a wide range of industries, providing economic and econometric expertise on matters related to mergers, market concentrations, cartel investigations, and damages.

Antoine Chapsal, Emmanuel Frot, Benoit d’Udekem and Joshua White

Based in Brussels, newly hired Vice President Benoit d’Udekem specialises in complex asset valuation – analysis of liability, causality, and damages in financial and economic litigation; assessment of mergers and acquisitions, and transfer pricing and related tax matters. Prior to joining Analysis Group, he was the Managing Partner of Finitude, a Belgium-based consulting firm. There he advised insurance, banking, and investment groups on shareholder securities litigation, as well as on quantitative and strategic issues. He also previously held senior positions at companies including Ageas (formerly known as Fortis), where he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group, as well as helped to oversee Fortis's post-break up legacy issues, and at Engie, as an in-house consultant.

Joshua White joined Analysis Group's London office as a Vice President. White specialises in applying microeconomics and sophisticated econometric modeling to address complex litigation questions, primarily in matters involving the health care, financial services, and technology industries. He has implemented complex econometric models that quantify pricing differences between private hospitals, simulated consumer demand for computer processors, and utilised auction data to value smartphone features, among other challenges. White has further served as a testifying expert in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on competition matters related to restrictive land covenants and has provided evidence to the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on a number of topics.

With more than 850 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, Analysis Group is one of the largest economics consulting firms of the globe. The privately-held company, founded in 1981 and headquartered in the US, competes with the likes of NERA Economic Consulting, Oxera, RBB Economics, The Brattle Group and Bates White Economic Consulting.