Reinder Van Dijk


+44 (0) 20 7776 6644

Location: London

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With more than 15 years of experience in the financial services sector, Reinder has advised major retail and investment banks, lenders, insurers and re-insurers, stock exchanges, payment system companies, fund managers, and distributors on competition and market investigations, regulation, conduct risk and litigation cases. He has been involved in UK competition cases, and FCA and European Commission regulatory and competition analysis, and has provided written and oral evidence.

Reinder has delivered training courses to the FCA (100 junior and senior staff members), government departments, financial services companies and law firms. He has also directed projects for trade associations and government bodies, such as the FCA, the PRA, the CMA, the European Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil. He has directed influential studies on the functioning of capital markets for the European Commission and methodologies for the FCA in the field of competition law, and worked with a range of clients on mergers, agreements, abuse of dominance and state aid cases in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. Before joining Oxera in April 2001, he worked as an economist at the Netherlands Central Bank and the Mexican Federal Competition Commission.

Selected project experience

  • Advice to a lender on the OFT/Competition Commission investigation into the payday loan market (2013–)

  • Advice to an insurance company on the competition investigation into motor insurance (2012–)

  • Advice to a payment processing company on the new regulatory regime for payment services (2013)

  • Directed a study for Deutsche Börse, NYSE Euronext, OMX Nasdaq and the Swiss Stock Exchange on the pricing of market data services (2013–14)

  • Advised on the merger between EuroCCP and EMCF (2013–14)

  • Directed an expert witness statement for the trustee of a global financial company in a high-profile litigation case (asset valuation) (2013)

  • Directed a study on competition in trading and post-trading for the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (2012)

  • Advised a bank on the investigation into LIBOR and Credit Default Swaps (2012–14)

  • Directed a study on the impact of the financial services tax proposed by the European Commission (2012–13)

  • Advised insurance companies on Article 101 EC Treaty investigations (2010–11)

  • Advised a high-street retailer on the OFT market investigation into extended warranties (2011)

  • Directed a study on the impact of a ban on gender discrimination in insurance pricing for the German Insurance Association, GDV (2011)

  • Managed a study on the impact of high-frequency trading for Foresight (2011)

  • Advised an infrastructure provider on the DG Competition investigation into the merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext (2011)

  • Directed the price monitoring study of trading and post-trading services in 18 financial centres for the European Commission (2008–11)

  • Directed a study for the ABI on alternative arrangements for the provision of flood insurance (2010–11)

  • Directed a study for Euroclear on the costs of securities trading and post-trading (2010)

  • Directed studies for the FSA and the Council of Mortgage Lenders on the impact of new mortgage regulation (2010)

  • Directed a study for the UK Cards Association on the impact of proposals for credit card regulation (2010)

  • Managed a study for the FSA on the impact of the Retail Distribution Review on market structure and competition (2009–10)

  • Advice to a European bank in relation to a restructuring aid investigation by the European Commission (2009)

  • Advised Littlewoods Shop Direct Group on the Competition Commission’s investigation into retail Payment Protection Insurance (retail PPI) (2008–10)

  • Adviser to a major retail bank in relation to the Competition Commission investigation into Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) (2007–11)


  • BSc and MSc Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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