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Oxera appoints Dr Gunnar Niels as Managing Partner

Oxera has announced the appointment of Dr Gunnar Niels as its next Managing Partner. Gunnar succeeds Dr Helen Jenkins following completion of her successful five-year term. Helen will continue to play an important role in Oxera’s leadership team. Gunnar has been… Read More

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Digital Markets Act risk reducing choice and quality for consumers

Oxera’s analysis of proposed amendments to the Digital Markets Act by the European Parliament and the European Council finds that while many of the changes could provide benefits for some businesses, they often overlook the negative impact on end-users. In early 2022, the European Commission (‘the Commission’), European Parliament… Read More

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Oxera appoints competition Partner in France

Dr Hélène Bourguignon joins one of Europe’s top competition practices to lead its team in France. We are delighted to announce that Dr Hélène Bourguignon is joining Oxera this week to head up our expanding team in Paris. Hélène has more than 15 years’ experience in Competition Economics. She… Read More

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Oxera’s senior team continues to grow in Brussels and the UK

Oxera announces the promotion of Stéphane Dewulf to Partner and Katie-Lee English to Principal. Today we celebrate the success of two talented economists who have been promoted and join Oxera’s senior team in Brussels and the UK. An expert in competition economics, Stéphane Dewulf has over 15 years’ experience… Read More

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European regulation of digital markets puts future innovation at risk

The latest empirical evidence from Oxera shows that ex ante regulation could reduce expenditure in innovation by up to €3.4bn per year and stifle new services for consumers In December 2020, the European Commission proposed new regulation known as the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in which it stated that… Read More

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Oxera welcomes two joint Chief Operating Officers to the leadership team

Oxera today announces the appointment of two Chief Operating Officers, Deborah Stump and Andrew Judt. Andrew Judt and Deborah Stump’s new roles and partnership are set to enable significant growth for the economics consultancy. They will be working together as a COO team, bringing their complementary skills and… Read More

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Evidence from trials conducted by Heathrow and major airlines shows that a COVID-19 testing regime would help international travel to restart sooner

The study is the first independent analysis of real-world UK airport data collected from 71,000 tests using data from airline trials and testing at Heathrow over the last six monthsThe real-world findings from the airline trials involving American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic indicate that 74% of… Read More

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Insights from Oxera’s ‘The future of digital’ event

On 4 February 2021, economics and finance consultancy Oxera hosted a virtual roundtable discussion between regulators, platforms, advisers and academics on the future of digital. The discussion centred on how to ensure that consumers and businesses continue to enjoy the varied benefits that digital services unlock. The summary provides… Read More

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Which? launches landmark UK consumer case against Qualcomm

Oxera is acting as economic expert for Which?, the UK’s independent consumer representative, in a landmark UK collective action against US-based wireless technology firm Qualcomm. Qualcomm develops wireless technology and holds standard-essential patents (SEPs) that are necessary inputs for handset manufacturers wishing to implement cellular standards… Read More

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