LONDON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brattle Group, a global economic consulting firm, announced today that Pedro L. Marin, former Secretary of State for Energy within Spain's Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, will join the firm's London office as a principal on 1 June.
Dr Marin served as Secretary of State for Energy from 2008 to January 2011. In this role, he was responsible for electricity, gas and oil regulation, including the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. He led the energy liberalisation process in Spain and coordinated the energy policy and initiatives among the country's 17 Autonomous Regions. During the 2010 Spanish Presidency of the European Union, he chaired the Energy Council, coordinating the overall energy strategy as well as the discussion on important pieces of legislation in the fields of energy efficiency, security of supply, infrastructure and new energy technologies. After leaving the Ministry of Industry, he returned to the Department of Economics at University Carlos III in Madrid, where he has been a professor since 1996.
Dr Marin is an expert in competition and regulation in various sectors, including energy, telecommunications, transportation and R&D-intensive industries, as well as in economic techniques of asset valuation. In particular, he has significant experience in the design, collection and use of large databases and deriving policy advice for governments and institutions. His research on competition policy and market structure in regulated sectors has been published in several books and international publications.
"We are excited that Pedro has joined our growing practice in Europe," commented Alexis Maniatis, president of The Brattle Group. "Pedro is well known and widely respected for his work at the Ministry of Industry, and his deep knowledge of local and regional complexities will allow us to better serve our clients in the European Union."
Dr Marin will work closely with Brattle's teams in London, Madrid and Rome, as well as staff in the firm's US offices.
The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics and finance to corporations, law firms and public agencies around the world. Areas of expertise include antitrust and competition, commercial damages and valuation, international arbitration and litigation and regulation. For more information, please visit www.brattle.com.
SOURCE The Brattle Group