NERA Economic Consulting Expands Presence in China with New Beijing Office

06 October 2008

New York/Beijing/6 October 2008 -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today that it has expanded its operations in China by opening a new office in Beijing. NERA has had an office in Shanghai since 2006.

"The Asia-Pacific region in general, and China in particular, is one of the most important markets in the world," said NERA President Dr. Andrew Carron. "Our new office in Beijing will give NERA a larger footprint in a key growth area for the firm, and gives us an opportunity to broaden our reach and service offerings in China and throughout Asia."

In addition to representing a geographical expansion in China, NERA's Beijing office-based experts also offer the firm's full suite of capabilities and services.

"China is obviously a central player in the global economy," said NERA Vice President Yasunobu Suzuki, who will lead the firm's business in Beijing. "The areas where NERA is recognized for its expertise -- including transfer pricing, antitrust, intellectual property, finance, telecommunications, energy, and the environment -- are critically important to Chinese businesses and government organizations in today's economic environment."

The Beijing office adds to NERA's presence in the Asia-Pacific region, where the firm now has seven offices located in China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Globally, NERA's experts work from a network of more than 20 offices around the world to offer clients a wide array of economic consulting services.

About NERA

NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.