NERA Announces Officer-Level Promotions

09 February 2012

New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, today announced that Sean Gammons has been promoted to Director and Sébastien Gonnet has been promoted to Vice President.

Mr. Gammons, a London-based member of NERA’s Energy, Environment, and Network Industries Practice, specializes in the economics of electricity and gas markets. His experience spans regulation, competition policy, litigation/arbitration, due diligence, valuation, and risk management cases. He has particular expertise in using computer-based economic models to anticipate market evolution and assess the risk exposure and performance of energy assets, covering production, networks, trading, and retail. Much of his recent work has focused on the effects of environmental regulation on energy markets. Mr. Gammons received his MSc in economics from University College, London, and his BA from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Mr. Gonnet is a member of NERA’s Transfer Pricing Practice based in Beijing and Shanghai. He specializes in the areas of transfer pricing, intellectual property, and valuation. In recent years, Mr. Gonnet has been closely involved with projects for multinationals in China and Europe in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, retail, luxury, food and beverage, telecommunications, chemicals, commodities, and software. He also acts as an expert economist in advance pricing agreements and tax audits in China and Europe. Mr. Gonnet has published numerous articles for transfer pricing publications, is a regular speaker at conferences in China and Europe, and has been ranked as one of the "World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers." Mr. Gonnet holds a Master of Science in Management from HEC, Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and a Master of Science in International Taxation from Paris II Law University.

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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.

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