Keystone enters Europe thanks to a new partnership with Cristina Caffarra

Dr. Caffarra, a leading European expert in antitrust and competition economics, who led the competition practice of Charles River Associates in Europe for more than 10 years, will become managing partner at Keystone and lead the firm’s European operations, with a team of competition economists working from offices in London, Brusselsand Roma.

Keystone was founded by Greg Richard and teacher Marco Iansiti in 2003 and is one of the world’s foremost advisers to the technology sector, developing deep expertise in handling high-profile cases with a particular focus on the digital economy. Keystone affiliates are all leading academic experts in digital transformation, innovation, platform economics, IT, strategic management and ecosystems, supported by 150 professionals across its US offices.

The partnership with Dr. Caffarra has antitrust as its core offering in Europesupported by Keystone’s existing capabilities and experience with technology platforms and the digital economy.

Greg RichardCEO and co-founder of Keystone, said of the new partnership, “For two decades, Keystone has served global clients, including top technology companies, with advice on matters involving litigation, regulations and policies. public. Now with Europe and the UK becoming a leading force in antitrust and digital sector regulation, it is time to grow and bring the expertise we have gained over the years to this important region. Cristina’s outstanding performance and her track record as an institution builder, outspoken adviser and political commentator are key in this regard.”

Marco IansitiChairman of the Board of Directors of Keystone and holder of the David Sarnoff Chair of Business Administration at Harvard Business Schooladded: “Cristina is an exceptional person and one of the most prominent minds in the field of competition in Europe. She is a distinctive enforcement and policy voice, with progressive views and an active participant in the global antitrust and regulatory discourse. The combination of his antitrust focus and Keystone’s global economic, strategic and technological expertise is going to be a powerful proposition and we are extremely excited about what we can accomplish together at such an exciting time for digital transformation and regulations in Europe.”

Dr. Caffarra brings over two decades of experience in competition economics. As a senior advisor and expert to the European Commission, courts and competition authorities across Europe and beyond, she has advised several companies and agencies on mergers, conduct cases and regulatory controversies. His experience includes landmark cases on the platform economy and the digital economy, for and against companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, Newscorp, Uber, as well as extensive experience in telecommunications, television and the media.

Cristina Caffarra said: “The reality of enforcement and regulation in digital markets means that it is no longer possible to operate in this space with traditional antitrust skills alone. The agencies themselves (like the CMA in the UK) combine legal and economic expertise with technology, data, IT and strategic capabilities It is increasingly essential to combine deep expertise, theory and empirical evidence in antitrust economics, with knowledge of computer science and data science, and an understanding of changing business strategies Business schools and computer scientists work extensively on digital ecosystems in a way that fits with antitrust economics Keystone provides the key capabilities to deepen and extend my core antitrust expertise, and I really like the idea of ​​a true partnership with like-minded colleagues. s same ideas, dynamic and collaborative in a tent, to build something more organized, new and unique in Europe.”

The new Keystone office in London will serve as the company’s European headquarters. Although Keystone has served major technology customers in the European region over the past decade, establishing a physical presence in the market will help the company play a key role in future legislative, regulatory and litigation matters. in terms of competition while attracting more talent to the company.

About Keystone

Keystone Strategy, LLC (“Keystone”) is a leading innovative strategic, business and technology consulting firm dedicated to delivering transformative insights and cutting-edge solutions to Fortune Global 500 companies, leading lawyers and government agencies. She has unique expertise in competition, intellectual property, litigation, tax and transfer pricing, as well as strategy and technology-driven product development, across all industries. This allows the company to create bold strategies with far-reaching implications for business, consumers and public policy. Keystone was founded by Mr. Richards and Professor Marco IansitiChairman of the Board of Directors of Keystone and holder of the David Sarnoff Chair of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Keystone now has a roster of hundreds of top academic experts on the digital economy and innovation sectors, supported by more than 150 professionals. In addition to Londonthe company has offices in New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Seattle. To learn more about Keystone, visit www.keystone.ai.

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