Portrait of Reinder Van Dijk

Reinder Van Dijk : Partner

Reinder has more than 18 years of professional experience in applying economics in the context of competition and market investigations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and supervisory investigations, and litigation cases. He leads Oxera’s work in financial services and has advised major retail and investment banks, lenders, insurers and re-insurers, stock exchanges, payment system companies, fund managers, and distributors. Reinder has been involved in UK competition cases as well as FCA and European Commission regulatory, supervisory and competition investigations, and has provided written and oral evidence. He has delivered training courses to the FCA, government departments, financial services companies and law firms.

Reinder has also directed projects for trade associations and government bodies, such as the FCA, the PRA, the CMA, the European Commission, and regulators outside Europe such as the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil and the Securities Commission Malaysia. He has directed influential studies on the functioning of capital markets for the European Commission, and worked with a range of clients on mergers, agreements, abuse of dominance and state aid cases in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, 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.

Reinder speaks English, Dutch, and Spanish.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6614

Reinder's specialisms include:

Working with Reinder and the team was a pleasure; beyond the professionalism and expertise, they were easy going, engaging, supportive and fun!

Peter Connor, CEO Healthcode

Selected
professional experience

  • Advice to EIOPA on their review of credit insurance (2021)

  • Economic analysis of the primary and secondary equity markets for DG FISMA (2020)

  • Economic analysis of market trading data, for Deutsche Borse, Euronext and Nasdaq OMX (2019)

  • Advised a retail bank on design of mortgage equity release products and conduct risks (2019)

  • Developed a new scheme for the private provision of flood insurance (www.floodre.co.uk) (2015)

  • Report on remuneration models for the insurance sector (2015)

Selected
expert experience

  • Internalisation of retail flow – presented to the SEC of Brazil (on behalf of B3) (2021)

  • Unbundling of trade execution and research – presented to DG FISMA (on behalf of European brokerage firms) (2020)

  • FCA enforcement case (mis-selling) – advised a major subprime lender (2018)

  • Investigation into payday lending – evidence presented to the FCA and CMA (on behalf of Enova) (2013)

Selected
publications

  • Van Dijk, R. Bell, J, (2019), ‘The changing competitive landscape for retail payments’, Politico, May.

  • Van Dijk, R., and Niels, G., Fields, L. (2013), ‘Behavioural economics and its impact on competition policy: A practical assessment’, Competition Law Journal, 12:3, pp. 374–84.

  • Van Dijk, R and Kavanagh, J. (2012), ‘LIBOR damages: key emerging issues’ CDR, October.

  • Van Dijk, R. and Correia da Silva, L. (2012), ‘Competition: the costs and benefits, Financial Times, 2 October.

  • Van Dijk, R. and Bell, L. (2012), ‘Thanks for Sharing: Can Exchanging Information be Good for Competition?’, Competition Law Journal, 11:1, pp. 77–81.

     

Qualifications

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