Ph.D., economics and management, Université libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; M.B.A., INSEAD; master in engineering and computer science, Université catholique de Louvain
Summary of Experience
Dr. d’Udekem specializes in the analysis of causality and damages in financial and economic litigation, including antitrust follow-on actions, financial market abuses, shareholder lawsuits, post-acquisition claims, intellectual property infringements, and failures of large-scale information technology (IT) projects. He also has significant experience in the assessment of mergers and acquisitions, particularly in financial services, and in the valuation of complex assets. He has assisted lawyers, filed expert reports, and testified in various courts and tribunals in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. In one of Europe’s largest-ever securities suits, Dr. d’Udekem analyzed trading behavior based on transaction records, estimated damages under different theories of liability, and contributed to the structuring of a complex financial settlement for an unprecedented amount. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Dr. d’Udekem was an independent expert who worked with lawyers to assess damages, and advised insurance, banking, and investment groups on quantitative and strategic issues. He has also previously held senior positions at companies that include Ageas (formerly known as Fortis), where he contributed to restructuring the balance sheet after the breakup of the Fortis group and negotiated acquisitions and disposals of significant assets and liabilities; and Engie, as an in-house consultant focused on IT management. Since 2010, Dr. d’Udekem has lectured in the Airline Finance and Accounting Management course in the joint IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management program.
CPI Antitrust Chronicle, May 2020