Competition Economics

A Compelling Approach

How do you as an organisation find your way through the constantly changing legal and regulatory environment: regulatory policy changes, ever-more active competition authorities and litigious competitors? Only with the most complete understanding of how markets work and of how competition authorities think. Our economists and academic associates are experts in competition economics, with an unrivalled track record of cases around the world. Just as importantly we communicate complex economic arguments in simple language. We have close relationships with all the major law firms in Europe and beyond, work closely with clients and their legal advisers at all stages of a case, from formulating arguments through to expert testimony in front of competition authorities and courts. The result is a reputation for credibility and integrity with policy-makers and regulators, which makes us persuasive and effective.
Our Services
 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Quantification of damages in litigation and arbitration cases
  • State aid investigations
  • Market investigations and sector inquiries
  • Competition risk assessments and strategy advice
  • Expert testimony in agreements and abuse of dominance cases

 The Oxera CV
 
  • Advised on major European Commission merger inquiries, such as Ryanair/Aer Lingus, UPS/TNT, and Fortis/ABN AMRO
  • Advised clients on European Commission investigations into LIBOR and credit default swaps
  • Provided expert testimony for Mars in an abuse of dominance claim by NestlĂ© before a Dutch court
  • Advised Grant Thornton and BDO during the Competition Commission’s investigation into the audit market
  • Provided expert testimony for The Co-operative Group Limited during its appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal over allegations of a cartel in tobacco retailing
  • Provided expert testimony for National Grid on its claim for damages against the GIS cartel

Contact

If we can help you tackle a competition economics issue, contact Matthew Johnson.

Matthew Johnson, Partner
Tel: +44 (0)1865 253 026
Email: matthew.johnson@oxera.com


"We have worked with Oxera on regulatory and competition issues in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We have consistently found them to be expert, highly professional and client orientated in their approach. The training they have provided on competition issues has been of a very high quality."

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