External Network

Over the years CDC has established close links with specialised consultancies and law firms which provide CDC with complementary services in their field of expertise. Through this network CDC is able to cover all angles in the often complex and multinational cases it pursues. In addition to the companies listed below CDC often employs highly specialised and qualified academics for legal or economic expert opinions.


Nathan Associates

Nathan Associates is an economic consultancy firm with offices in the USA, UK and India. Its economists and financial analysts provide services through four main business units:

  • Litigation Consulting
  • International Development
  • Business & Industry Consulting
  • Infrastructure Planning & Economics


The Centre for Economic Research (ZEW)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is one of Germany’s leading economic research institutes, and enjoys a strong reputation throughout Europe. The ZEW was founded in 1990 on the basis of a public-private initiative in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in co-operation with the University of Mannheim. ZEW pursues four key objectives:

  • To conduct research of the highest quality
  • To provide scientifically grounded economic policy advising
  • To train up-and-coming economists, and
  • To inform the professional and lay public


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is a global law firm specialising in business litigation. It currently operates 18 offices in nine different countries.


Lindfors & Co

Lindfors & Co, based in Finland is an independent professional advisory firm offering a full range of dispute resolution, conflict management and conflict avoidance services to corporate clients. All partners are members of the Finnish Bar Association.


Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is an international business law firm focused on competition, litigation and transactions in key industry sectors. Osborne Clarke has European offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.



BarentsKrans is an independent Dutch law firm located in The Hague. They specialize in all aspects of corporate law.


KSP Rechtsanwälte

KSP Rechtsanwälte, based in Hamburg, Germany specialises in collection services by lawyers, advisory work and litigation relating to general business law.