How do you solve a problem like a merger?

December 13 2017 in Agenda

There are growing concerns about large corporations dominating markets and economies, and calls on competition authorities to take a t...

Fintrax / GB TaxFree merger inquiry

December 12 2017 in News

The Oxera team, led by Competition Partner Matthew Johnson, advised Fintrax in this case. Our analyses showed that the two parties hav...

Oxera continues to grow its senior economist team, with further promotions to Principal...

December 11 2017 in News

We are delighted to announce the promotions of four Senior Consultants to Principal grade, with effect from December 2017.

Sahar Shamsi in the news

November 23 2017 in News

Senior Consultant Sahar Shamsi has been featured in The Water Report after talking at Moody’s 2017 UK Water Sector Conference about...

De-stressing distressed investments: portfolio returns in restructuring aid cases

November 17 2017 in Agenda

In the EU, state intervention to assist firms in financial difficulty is often justified by demonstrating that the aid is compatible b...

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Moonshots and market failures: the economics of space

November 17 2017 in Agenda

A variety of new and old companies are looking to invest in space applications. From space tourism to on-demand meteor showers for that special occasion, entrepreneurs and investors are trying to understand the economics of space. Investing in ...


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Vertical contracts and their effects on the passing-on of overcharges

November 17 2017 in Agenda

The passing-on of overcharges is a recurrent theme in competition law infringement cases. As purchasers further down the value chain are often affected by overcharges, contracts between direct and indirect purchasers are an important driver of ...



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Nicole Robins appointed to Partner

November 01 2017 in News

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Nicole Robins to Partner to head up Oxera’s State Aid practice from Brussels.


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Investment in rail: Oxera quantifies the economic benefits

October 31 2017 in News

Oxera helped quantify the economic benefits of £50bn of investment to support the industry's new rail plan.


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A ‘new normal’: airport competition in Europe

October 26 2017 in Agenda

The European aviation sector has evolved rapidly in recent years, with low-cost carriers (LCCs) and super connectors flourishing in particular. What effect do these changes have on competition between airports and on the competitive landscape i...


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What will competition look like after Brexit? Oxera’s submission to the House of Lords

October 24 2017 in News

The House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee has launched an inquiry into UK competition policy after Brexit. The Sub-Committee asked for written evidence on particular questions.  


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The right price for intellectual property rights: the debate continues

October 26 2017 in Agenda

Competition policy and regulation are increasingly focusing on fair pricing, and various tests have been developed for assessing when prices are excessive or unfair. Do these tests differ in the case of intellectual property? And how have they ...



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The science of misbehaving: Richard Thaler wins the Nobel Prize

October 26 2017 in Agenda

Richard Thaler has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for his contributions to behavioural economics. His work on mental accounting, self-control and ‘nudging’ are stand-out achievements. Thaler’s work from the late 1970s to th...


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