Oxera contributes to the Concurrences Journal workshop on ‘The new EU Technology Transfer Regulation and Guidelines: what has changed?’

This workshop featured sessions held by Jacques-Philippe Gunther (Willkie Farr & Gallagher), Lucas Peeperkorn (DG Comp), and Oxera’s Dr Avantika Chowdhury. Dr Chowdhury provided an economic analysis of grant-back obligations and settlement agreements. She first examined the relationship between IP and competition law, highlighting that a good balance may be hard to find, since they use opposite means (i.e. IP law’s objective is to provide protection from competition) while seeking the same purpose (i.e. to enhance innovation and consumer welfare). Dr Chowdhury then focused on exclusive grant-back obligations and settlement agreements, before concluding that the new rules appear to focus on licensees and follow-on innovation.

The full synthesis, photos of the event and the slides are available on the Concurrences website.


Rail sector contributes billions to UK economy

The size and value of the rail industry to the UK economy are detailed for the first time in a report published today by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG).


Oxera helps National Grid achieve settlement in five-year gas-insulated switchgear litigation case

Dr Helen Jenkins and Robin Noble, both partners at economics consultancy Oxera, played key roles as experts in a five-year litigation case which settled this month.


Oxera appoints Anthony Julius to Chair its Governing Board as it converts to LLP status

Independent economics consultancy continues to invest in its growth strategy

Leading European economics consultancy, Oxera, has today announced that it has appointed legal heavyweight and respected academic and author Anthony Julius to Chair its Governing Board, as it completes its conversion to an LLP structure.


Oxera opens new Berlin office with keynote speech from Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt

Oxera celebrated the opening of its new office in Berlin with a discussion panel of experts to review economics in competition law and regulation.

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Oxera analysis confirms the Port of Dover’s contribution to UK and European economy

The results of a new economic impact survey conducted by Oxera for the Port of Dover suggest that the Port of Dover is a national asset—and crucial to the performance of the Kent economy.

The head of Oxera’s Transport team Andrew Meaney, said: “Following a robust economic analysis, it is plain to see the Port of Dover is a vital cog in the UK economy and European logistics chain. It already adds significant value and, given the right powers, can add so much more.  Without it, the UK would be less competitive and the cost to industry would be substantial.”

The full release is available on the Port of Dover’s website.


Is market data provided by trading venues too expensive? Would imposing price controls be expected to benefit the real economy?

New economic analysis by Oxera tackles these challenging questions. The results of the analysis question the need for regulation


Oxera’s Peter Hope contributes to Financial News discussions on the future of infrastructure investment

Infrastructure appeals to investors because of its long-term, stable returns. The UK has long enjoyed a sunny reputation among global investment funds for its political commitment to private ownership in this area; however, concern is rising that this reputation may be under threat as the ‘cost of living crisis’ bites. You can read more on the Financial News website.


Oxera's work for Centrepoint featured in the Guardian

Many people want to give to charity, particularly at Christmas – and research shows their donations have a wider impact than they might expect. Oxera research conducted for the charity Centrepoint, which supports homeless young people, shows that the good work it does benefits more than just the young people: it also saves public money. 


Oxera assesses the draft Contracts-for-Difference strike prices and contract terms

Oxera’s assessment of the impact of the proposed Contracts-for-Difference (CfDs) strike prices and contract terms has been published today.