Cartel damages require the evaluation of very large amounts of data. The estimation of cartel damages therefore requires a confident handling of "Big Data". EE&MC, with Professor Hildebrand and her team, is specialised in goal-oriented data queries and a structured evaluation of the data gathered by applying different methods and techniques.


EE&MC's experience in cartel damage estimation covers the whole range: from "hard core" price cartels to a "soft" information exchange of planned price increases through table top queries. Since 2008, EE&MC has been active in more than 15 different cartel constellations: both for cartel participants and injured companies. Methods and techniques used by EE&MC in cartel damage estimation are constant regardless the side EE&MC is working for. EE&MC always conducts client-specific analyses of market conditions first. In this way it is possible to estimate customer-specific price mark-ups. Next to this, EE&MC considers the dynamics of cartels. Cartels do work dynamically and are not characterised by a homogeneous approach by all participants. EE&MC is able to capture and quantify these cartel dynamics.   


EE&MC has applied/ is applying these methods and techniques for more than 200 clients already in various industries such as:


  • Beer
  • Coffee
  • Detergents
  • Drugstore product
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Engine dishwashing liquid
  • Fire trucks
  • girocard
  • HDF-boards
  • Insurance industry
  • Sugar
  • Sweets
  • Trucks



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