ThomannFischer is one of the leading commercial law boutiques In Europe with a strong emphasis on intellectual property, technology and competition law. Founded in 1998, the firm provides reliable support covering all aspects of commercial law to national and international clients.
The firm’s affinity to competition/antitrust and IP law is enhanced by its location in Basel, home to Europe’s biggest life sciences and pharmaceutical cluster. In order to handle and supervise international legal transactions, the firm provides comprehensive expertise in litigation and client counselling work across all fields of competition, antitrust and intellectual property law in the various jurisdictions of the main markets worldwide, as the US, European and Asian-Pacific market.
Paul, Weiss (www.paulweiss.com) is a firm of more than 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. We take great pride in representing the world’s leading companies in their critical legal matters and most significant businesstransactions, as well as individuals and organizations in need of pro bono assistance.
Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, we are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines. We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what's next.
We have in-depth experience across a wide range of industries and markets, from construction and energy to technology and healthcare. No matter what sector your business is in, we have experienced professionals who understand the challenges you face—making us better equipped to help solve them.
Dr. Fabian Leimgruber is a lawyer and senior patent attorney, who has earned an international reputation as litigator and prosecutor mainly in the fields of competition and antitrust law, software and business methods patenting, pharmaceutical and life science protection. He practices in an advisory and forensic role as a licensed attorney before various courts on all levels, the Opposition and Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office, as well as national and international arbitration courts.
Juris Doctor in comparative competition and antitrust law. Specialized expertise in (i) competition/antitrust law, pharmaceutical industry and reverse payment settlement agreements, (ii) protection of software, business model and artificial intelligence, (iii) information technology (IT), electrical engineering and telecommunications, (iv) nano-technology and bio-chemistry.
Craig A. Benson is a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He is also a Chair of the Firm’s Professional Development & Training Committee and a Hiring Partner in the Washington, DC Office. His antitrust experience involves representing clients before federal and state courts and regulatory agencies. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, electronics, automotive, chemicals, oil and gas, tobacco, and hospitality.
Craig was recognized in the 2019 and 2018 editions of The Legal 500 US as a Recommended Lawyer in the Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Action: Defense category and was also named a Rising Star by Washington DC Super Lawyers in 2013. Craig served as a member of the editorial board of The Antitrust Practitioner, a publication of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee.
Prior to Paul, Weiss, Craig was a law clerk to the Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Craig received his B.A. from Miami University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Cleve B. Tyler is a managing director at Berkeley Research Group and an adjunct professor of economics in Johns Hopkins University’s applied economics program, teaching graduate-level courses in both industrial organization and microeconomics. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University specializing in industrial organization, finance, and the economics of the public sector. Dr. Tyler has published papers on competition issues including in Antitrust, Antitrust Bulletin, and The Global Competition Review.
For 20 years, Dr. Tyler has applied economic analyses to competition, intellectual property, and damages issues in litigation matters. His antitrust work includes evaluation of market definition and competitive effects using regression analysis and economic modeling. Dr. Tyler has evaluated horizontal (e.g., merger as well as price fixing) and vertical (e.g., monopolization and foreclosure) competition issues in many industries.