NERA Economic Consulting Expands European Footprint with New Geneva Office

04 February 2009

4 February 2009/New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, today announced that it has established an office in Geneva, Switzerland. The Geneva office is NERA's seventh in Europe, and gives the firm a physical presence in Switzerland for the first time.

NERA Associate Directors Dr. Emmanuel Llinares and Jean-Sébastien Lénik will lead NERA's business in Geneva, focusing on providing transfer pricing and intellectual property services, in close cooperation with Pim Fris, the head of NERA's European Transfer Pricing team. In addition to transfer pricing and intellectual property, clients of the Geneva office will have access to the full range of NERA's economic consulting services, in areas including antitrust and competition, finance, telecommunications, energy, and the environment.

"Given Switzerland's long history as a European and global financial center, and the position of the Geneva region as the headquarters of many multinational enterprises, expanding into Geneva was a natural step for our Transfer Pricing Practice," said NERA President Andrew Carron. "Transfer pricing has been a strong growth area for NERA. Our Geneva office will reinforce that growth, while also expanding NERA's broader service presence in Europe."

"NERA's European team of economists has been in place for years, providing innovative transfer pricing services to European clients," said Pim Fris. "Extending our presence to Geneva will bring us closer to multinationals based in that region and help us serve an even wider range of clients."

In addition to Geneva, NERA has European offices in London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Brussels, and Frankfurt. 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.