Using Economics in Competition Cases

This CPD-accredited course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the use of economics in competition cases, and provide you with a practical toolkit to judge when and how competition is being distorted or restricted.

Whether you are a legal practitioner, an in-house lawyer faced with an inquiry, or a professional wishing to understand competition law risk, you will come away with the confidence to judge and rely on the economic arguments and evidence put forward in a case.


Utility Finance

This CPD-accredited training course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the financial aspects of economic regulation.

Whether you are involved in charge control reviews or trying to assess the impact of economic regulation on the value of your business, you will come away from this course with the understanding you need, combined with the latest practical applications.


Utility Regulation

This CPD-accredited training course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the principles of economic regulation.

Whether you are involved in writing regulatory submissions,developing regulatory strategy, or seeking to ensure compliance in a liberalising market, you will come away from this course with the understanding you need, combined with the latest practical applications.



Oxera discussion forum 2017: hot topics in European state aid law

This Oxera discussion forum, hosted in Berlin on 31 March, will feature keynote speeches from Gert-Jan Koopman (European Commission) and Professor Dr Joachim Erdmann (Ministry for the Economy, Labour and Transport of Lower Saxony) on the priorities of the European Commission and current developments in state aid, as well as panel discussions on state aid in energy (with a focus on the revised German Renewable Energy Sources Act, EEG) and state aid and tax rulings (e.g. Apple, Fiat and Starbucks). There will also be two presentations on the growing role for ex post evaluation of aid measures.

Registration and participation are free of charge. The event will be conducted in German. 

For more information, and to register, please see this page


St Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF

Founded in 1994 by Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher, the St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF has firmly established itself as one of the leading events on competition law.

High-ranking speakers inform about and debate on the current trends in European and International Competition Law. The Forum is the annual meeting point for more than 200 participants from the practicing bar, the business world, public authorities, academia, and the judiciary. The two-day event distinguishes itself from other competition conferences not only by its quality and its reputation, but also by the “je ne sais quoi” of its supporting programme. 

Oxera Partner, Gunnar Niels, will speak on 'Sports, sports broadcasting and competition law.' For more information, and to see the full programme, please click here


The Brexit Lectures: UK energy post-Brexit

Following the vote to leave, the energy industry once again is facing an uncertain future. Change is on the horizon as the UK’s role in the Internal Energy Market, future state aid rules and a host of EU regulations are thrown into doubt.

In this lecture, leading figures from policy and industry will explore these doubts and the potential changes to energy policy post-Brexit and their implications for future investment. 

The lecture will be delivered by Philip Lowe, with respondents Dr Tony Cocker and Keith Anderson. 

It will take place at the Institute of Directors, London, after networking and refreshments beginning at 6.30 pm. For more information, please see this page. 


2017 Global Private Litigation Faculty Conference

All roads lead to Amsterdam on May 7-8, 2017 for the inaugural Global Private Litigation Conference – and to insights into the continuing path of multi-jurisdictional and collective antitrust redress, presented by a world-class line-up of private plaintiff and defense litigators, as well as government enforcers, economists, corporate counsel, and academics from around the globe.

After years of uncertainty, global private antitrust enforcement, and especially follow-on cartel litigation, is poised to develop and proliferate at light speed.  Recent changes in the landscape extend beyond enhanced governmental antitrust enforcement to the specific implementation by December 2016, across the countries of the European Union, of the EU directive governing actions for damages for competition infringements.  These developments are echoing in shifting burdens of proof and presumptions of pass-on and injury, extended statutes of limitations, and collective actions and other devices for aggregating claims.  And private antitrust litigation already is on the rise with substantial actions brought in the UK, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, and elsewhere.

Featured programs will address topics including, among others, the private enforcement regimes in the "battleground" jurisdictions and the impact of Brexit; claims aggregation, claims assignment, and litigation funding techniques; pass-on and allocation; and structuring settlements in pursuit of "global peace."

Oxera Partner, Dr Gunnar Niels, will be speaking at this conference. To find out more, please see here