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Dr Laura Robles

Associate Director

Laura is an Associate Director at CEG Europe supporting the firm in Barcelona and Berlin. Laura has a particular focus on damages litigations. She applies her knowledge in quantitative analysis and economic modelling using concepts from industrial organization and microeconomics to analyse competition and regulatory matters. Her experience covers a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, fast moving consumer goods, consumer goods, payment cards and others.

Having worked for several years as a competition economist in Germany, Laura’s work focused on advising clients and their external counsel in competition and commercial litigation cases and supporting them with expert reports covering qualitative and empirical economic arguments and analyses, data packages and expert witness statements. Laura acted almost exclusively for defendants. Her case experience includes high-profile cases such as the German sugar cartel and an $1.5bn international arbitration before the ICC.

Laura is also currently an Adjunct Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona.

Prior to joining CEG, Laura worked at other economics consulting firms in Berlin, specialised in competition economics. Before she held a research and teaching position at Saarland University, where she carried out research on state-of-the-art economic theory with a solid track record.

She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Maastricht University, a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance and Philosophy and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saarland University.

Laura is native in German, fluent in English and Spanish and has basic knowledge of French.

Recent Work

Laura worked for one of the defendants in damages litigation relating to the German sugar cartel. Other recent work includes a major international arbitration before the ICC in the pharmaceutical sector in which she supported the plaintiff.

Currently, Laura is involved in proposed opt-in and opt-out collective class actions before the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal.

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