• Practice areas
  • Practice areas
Competition Economics

LCA is the only large consulting firm in Brazil with its own legal economics practice. We have 17 years of experience and a vast portfolio of achievements. Areas include competition economics, regulation, trade defense, private litigation, public interest litigation, arbitration, international disputes, intellectual and industrial property, tax, financial economics and valuation, and M&A.

Our leadership in competition economics is assured by the exclusive dedication of four directors and an experienced team of highly qualified professionals who are ready to collaborate fully with the client.

We provide economic consulting services for administrative proceedings and lawsuits as well as related activities, such as interacting with officers of the executive or legislative branches of government. Working in partnership with law firms we have delivered more than 130 projects involving dozens of business organizations and sectors in the past three years.

LCA was engaged in some of the most complex cases reviewed by the Brazilian Competition Protection System (SBDC) as a partner with leading law firms. In the area of regulation and public policy, our résumé covers several industries and themes including sectorial indices, economic balance calculations for concession agreements, X-Factor, and fees and charges. On the taxes front, we conduct studies on the sectorial impacts of tax-law modifications such as rate changes, levy mode, taxable bases, and use of tax credits.

We are recognized for rigor and for having the analytical independence to reconcile the client’s interests with the objectives of the authorities on a sound technical basis.

LCA provides partners and clients with a comprehensive strategic and technical consulting service.

LCA offers clients and partners a structure with the agility to address any issue, from compliance procedures, planning, technical opinions and expert witness statements to interaction with authorities.