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29 Apr / 30 Apr 2019

Using Economics in Competition Cases

This CPD-accredited course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the use of economics in competition cases, and provide you with a practical toolkit to judge when and how competition is being distorted or restricted.Whether you are a legal practitioner, an in-house lawyer faced with an inquiry, or a professional wishing to understand competition law risk, you will come away with the confidence to judge and rely on the economic arguments and evidence put forward in a case.

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14 Oct / 18 Oct 2019

Utility Regulation

This CPD-accredited training course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the principles of economic regulation.Whether you are involved in writing regulatory submissions,developing regulatory strategy, or seeking to ensure compliance in a liberalising market, you will come away from this course with the understanding you need, combined with the latest practical applications.

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11 Nov / 13 Nov 2019

Utility Finance

This CPD-accredited training course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the financial aspects of economic regulation.Whether you are involved in charge control reviews or trying to assess the impact of economic regulation on the value of your business, you will come away from this course with the understanding you need, combined with the latest practical applications.

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Events

23 Feb 2015

Global Law Summit

Tim Jenkinson, Partner, will be speaking at the Global Law Summit 2015. Tim will be discussing the role of private equity in today’s global and dynamic world of business.

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24 Feb 2015

34th AMERC Meeting

Dr Luis Correia da Silva, Partner, will be speaking at the IOSCO confernce '34th AMERC Meeting'. Luis will be speaking on assessing the costs and benefits of financial regulation.

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25 Feb 2015

ABI Retirement Conference

John Raven, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the ABI Retirement Conference 2015, taking place in London.

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06 Mar 2015

UIA Competition Litigation Conference

Robin Noble will be speaking at the UIA Competition Litigation Conference. Robin will be speaking on the principles of quantification and the role of an economist in follow on damages claims.

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11 Mar 2015

The Role of the Market Economy Investor Principle (MEIP) and Infrastructure Funding in Compliance with State Aid Rule

James Kavanagh, Partner, will be speaking at the EStAL Intensive Workshop on the Role of the Market Economy Investor Principle (MEIP) and Infrastructure Funding in Compliance with State Aid Rules.

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11 Mar 2015

Discussion on Competition Damages Litigation

Robin Noble, Partner, will be speaking to the Competition and Markets Authority on 11 March on Competition Damages Litigation with specific reference to the GIS experience.

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12 Mar / 13 Mar 2015

Annual Conference of the Leibniz Science Campus MaCCI

Aline Blankertz, Consultant, will be speaking at the Annual Conference of the Leibniz Science Campus MaCCI – Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation.

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25 Mar 2015

Private Enforcement of Competition Law

Pascale Déchamps, Partner, will be speaking at the IBC Legal forum on Private Enforcement of Competition Law.

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27 Apr 2015

Digital Regulation Forum 2015

Felipe Flórez Duncan, Partner, and Sumit Sharma, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the Digital Regulation Forum 2015 on 27–29 April in London. Felipe will be part of the panel session on 'Big Data, Big Impact’ and Sumit will be part of the panel session on ‘OTT & Content Provider Perspective’.

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28 Apr / 29 Apr 2015

Services of General Economic Interest and State Aid

Enno Eilts, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the EIPA seminar on Services of General Economic Interest and State Aid.

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13 May 2015

Competition Section Annual Conference

Matthew Johnson, Partner, will be speaking at The Law Society's conference, Competition Section Annual Conference on 13 May in London. Matthew will be speaking on merger control.

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28 May 2015

The directive on damages actions

Pascale Déchamps, Partner, will be speaking at a conference on the directive on damages actions. The event is organised jointly by the Italian Competition Authority and King’s College and will be held on 28 May in Rome.

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04 Jun 2015

Multi-Sided Markets: Economic Insight & Legal Experience

Dr Gunnar Niels, Partner, will be speaking at the annual Multi-Sided Markets: Economic Insight & Legal Experience conference co-organised by The Association of European Competition Law Judges and the European Commission on 4–6 June in Uppsala.

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16 Jun 2015

The German Experience under the EU Damages Directive

Enno Eilts, Senior Consultant, is speaking at The German Experience under the EU Damages Directive conference on 16 June in Düsseldorf.

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17 Jun / 18 Jun 2015

State Aid in the Transport sector

Andrew Meaney, Partner, will be speaking at the EIPA conference, State Aid in the Transport sector, on 17—18 June in Maastricht. Andrew will speak on The economics of Regulation 1370/2007.

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23 Jun / 25 Jun 2015

Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management

Fod Barnes, Partner, will debate the issues surrounding the way companies and consumers interact and do business at the Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management conference in Lisbon on 23—25 June.

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03 Jul / 05 Jul 2015

10th Anniversary International Conference on Competition and Regulation

Dr Thibault Larger, Senior Consultant, will present his paper on cartel and quality differentiation at the 10th Anniversary International Conference on Competition and Regulation in Crete on 3—5 July.

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10 Jul 2015

EU Competition Law

James Kavanagh, Partner and Dr Avantika Chowdhury, Senior Consultant, will be speaking on the Economics of Competition Law at the EU Competition Law course running from 6—10 July in Bruges.

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10 Aug / 14 Aug 2015

EU Competition Law Summer School 2015

Robin Noble, Partner, will be speaking at the IBC Legal EU Competition Law Summer School 2015 on 10—14 August in Cambridge. Robin will be speaking on key economic considerations in Article 101 cases.

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03 Sep 2015

National infrastructure planning: priorities, funding and progress of major projects

Andrew Meaney, Partner and Head of Transport, will be speaking at the National infrastructure planning: priorities, funding and progress of major projects conference on 3 September. Andrew will be speaking on 'Improving rail connectivity and planning for the long‐term'.

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10 Sep 2015

UK Energy Law & Policy Association 2015

On 10 September, Dr Min Shi, Partner, will be speaking at the UK Energy Law & Policy Association 2015 Annual Event. Min will be speaking on Best Practice for Damages Quantification.

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17 Sep 2015

Competition Law Conference

On 17 September, Robin Noble, Partner will be speaking at the Sweet & Maxwell Competition Law Conference in London. Robin will be speaking on Merger Control.

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18 Sep 2015

Regulation of the Financial Services Industry and its Impact on Competition and the Economy as a whole

Dr Helen Jenkins, Partner, will be speaking on Implications for Competition at the University of St. Gallen's 20th anniversary conference Regulation of the Financial Services Industry and its Impact on Competition and the Economy as a whole taking place on 18 September.

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21 Sep / 22 Sep 2015

State Aid for Transport Services and Infrastructure

Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the State Aid for Transport Services and Infrastructure conference in Brussels on 21—22 September. Nicole will be speaking on 'How to Avoid Overcompensation for Transport Services'.

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23 Sep 2015

The Economics of State Aid

On 23 September, Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, is speaking at The Economics of State Aid conference, organised by Lexxion and EStALI. Nicole will be speaking on The Role of Economics in State Aid Control.

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28 Sep / 30 Sep 2015

European Transport Conference

Andrew Meaney, Partner, Matthew Shepherd, Senior Consultant and Remi Martins-Tonks, Consultant will be presenting papers at the European Transport Conference on 28–30 September in Frankfurt, Germany. The papers cover 'Capturing the impact of competition in transport cost-benefit analysis', 'Quantifying the impact of GB rail privatisation' and 'Testing for money illusion in rail passenger behaviour'.

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29 Sep 2015

State Aid and Energy

On 29 September, Oxera will be holding a joint seminar with UKSALA on State Aid and Energy. Jostein Kristensen, Partner, will be speaking on the panel.

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08 Oct / 09 Oct 2015

Training course in Competition Economics for Economists

Matthew Johnson, Partner, will be speaking at the Centre for Competition Policy's Economics of Competition Policy for Economists course on 8—9 October. Matthew will be speaking on 'Horizontal Agreements and Coordinated Effects'.

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08 Oct 2015

Roundtable event—Addressing the challenges of doing business online

On 8 October, Felipe Florez Duncan, Partner, and Dr Avantika Chowdhury, Senior Consultant, are delivering a breakfast seminar with Osborne Clarke on ‘Addressing challenges of doing business online in the context of the EU DSM Strategy’. The seminar is by invitation only.

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22 Oct 2015

Competition Law Forum

On 22 October, Dr Avantika Chowdhury, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the Irish Society for European Law's Competition Law Forum in Dublin.

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27 Oct 2015

Competition Law Challenges in the Retail Sector Conference 2015

Matthew Johnson, Partner, will be speaking on 'Economic Analysis in Recent Retail Competition Cases' at IBC Legal's Competition Law Challenges in the Retail Sector Conference 2015 on 27 October in Brussels, Belgium.

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05 Nov 2015

Second Seminar on International Developments in Private Enforcement

Dr Gunnar Niels, Partner, will be speaking on 5 November at the Second Seminar on International Developments in Private Enforcement in Madrid, Spain. Gunnar will be speaking on 'Damage Quantification and Disclosure'.

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09 Nov / 10 Nov 2015

GCR Live 7th Annual Brussels

Dr Helen Jenkins, Partner, is speaking at the GCR Live 7th Annual Brussels: The conference about the bigger picture on 9—10 November in Brussels.

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10 Nov 2015

CLF Meeting: Competition Law and Financial Services

On 10 November, Dr Helen Jenkins, Partner, will be speaking at the CLF Meeting: Competition Law and Financial Services in London. 

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16 Nov / 18 Nov 2015

ECTA Regulatory Conference 2015

On 17 November, Felipe Flórez-Duncan, Partner, will be chairing the 'Duopolies and tight oligopolies: threat or achievement?' session at the ECTA Regulatory Conference 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

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17 Nov 2015

What is a platform and should they be regulated?

Dr Thibault Larger, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the What is a platform and should they be regulated? conference on 17 November. 

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24 Nov 2015

Competition in our Converged World

Sumit Sharma, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at BSG’s ‘Competition in our Converged World’ event on 24 November. Sumit will be speaking on Converging Content and Services.

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27 Nov / 28 Nov 2015

2015 Annual ACE Conference

Dr Gunnar Niels, Partner, and Gareth Shier, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the 2015 Annual ACE Conference in Milan on 27-28 November. Gunnar and Gareth will be speaking on 'Prohibited supermarket merger in Germany' and 'Phase II cable mergers in Netherlands and Belgium'.

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01 Dec 2015

Corporate Counsel Exchange for Financial Services

On 1 December, Reinder van Dijk, Partner, will be speaking at the Corporate Counsel Exchange for Financial Services in London.

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26 Jan 2016

The future of the UK delivery and postal sector – competition, regulation and innovation

Dr Leonardo Mautino, Partner, will be speaking at 'The future of the UK delivery and postal sector – competition, regulation and innovation' conference on 26 January. Leonardo will be speaking on 'Competition and sustainability in postal markets – regulation, accessibility and efficiency'

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26 Jan 2016

Digital service platforms

On 26 January, Dr Thibault Larger, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the 'Digital service platforms' conference in Brussels, Belgium.

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27 Jan / 28 Jan 2016

Competition Law Challenges in the Transport Sector

Andrew Meaney, Partner, will be speaking at the Competition Law Challenges in the Transport Sector in London on 27-28 January. Andrew will be speaking on 'State Aid and Airports – Part II: A View from an Economist'.

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01 Feb / 02 Feb 2016

GCLC Annual conference

On 1-2 February, Dr Avantika Chowdhury, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the GCLC Annual conference in Brussels. Pascale will be speaking on 'The Notion of Restriction of Competition: an Economic Report'.

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03 Mar 2016

The enforcement of EU Competition Rules in cross-border e-commerce digital and goods

On 3 March, Dr Avantika Chowdhury, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the Concurrences workshop on 'The enforcement of EU Competition Rules in cross-border e-commerce digital and goods' in Brussels.

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03 Mar / 04 Mar 2016

Annual Conference of the Leibniz ScienceCampus 2016

Paul Armstrong, Consultant, will be speaking at the 'Annual Conference of the Leibniz ScienceCampus 2016' in Mannheim, Germany on 3-4 March.

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07 Mar / 09 Mar 2016

Global IP Exchange

Dr Helen Jenkins, Partner, will be speaking at the Global IP Exchange conference on 7-9 March in Hamburg, Germany.

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08 Mar 2016

UIA 11th Winter Seminar

Robin Noble, Partner, will be speaking at the UIA 11th Winter Seminar on 8 March 2016. Robin will be speaking on 'M&A and due diligence in sectors subject to economic regulation: experiences from energy networks, water, airports, and telecoms'.

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11 Mar 2016

The state of the European energy market in 2016 and beyond

Dr Min Shi, Partner, will be speaking at the The state of the European energy market in 2016 and beyond Gerneral Counsel seminar, London, UK. 

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16 Mar 2016

Global IP ConfEx

Peter Hope, Partner and Dr Avantika Chowdhury, Senior Consultant will be speaking on IP valuation and damages at the Global IP ConfEx. 

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20 Apr / 21 Apr 2016

10th Annual Digital Regulation Forum

Felipe Flórez Duncan, Partner, and Sumit Sharma, Senior Consultant will be speaking at the ‘10th Annual Digital Regulation Forum‘, which takes place in London on 20–21 April 2016.

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03 May 2016

Question Time: Economists in the hot-tub

Oxera Partner, Dr Gunnar Niels, joins Professor Amelia Fletcher and Dr Mike Walker, to discuss and explore the role of economists as experts in court cases and competition authority investigations. Other themes include the substantive economic tests in mergers, abuse of dominance, restrictive agreements and damages.  Dr Gunnar Niels is the author of Economics for Competition Lawyers (Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 2016).  Further details 

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19 May 2016

Competition Section Annual Conference 2016

Matthew Johnson, Partner, and Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant will be speaking at the 'Competition Section Annual Conference 2016' hosted by The Law Society on 19 May. Matthew and Nicole will cover both Competition and State Aid issues.

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02 Jun 2016

WAREG technical seminar on regulatory benchmarking

Giordano Colarullo and Dr Srini Parthasarathy are presenting at this event, organised by the European Water Regulator (WAREG) Their session will provide an overview of available benchmarking tools focussing on cost efficiency.

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07 Jun / 08 Jun 2016

Passenger Rail Europe

Andrew Meaney, Partner, will be speaking at the 'Passenger Rail Europe' conference in Amsterdam, taking place on 7-8 June 2016. Matthew Shepherd, Senior Consultant, and Enno Eilts, Partner, will be attending.   

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09 Jun / 10 Jun 2016

Advanced IP Licensing Academy

Avantika Chowdhury, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the 'Advanced IP Licensing Academy', which will be held on 9-10 June in Helsinki.      

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20 Jun 2016

Tax and State Aid 2016

Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at IBC Legal's 'Tax and State Aid 2016' conference, which will be held on 20 June 2016, in London.

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22 Jun 2016

EU Financial Services Workshop

Pascale Deschamps, Partner, will be speaking at a workshop hosted by Concurrences, to be held in Brussels on 22 June.

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24 Jun 2016

Latest developments in state aid law as they affect the UK and Germany

On 24 June, James Kavanagh, Partner, will be speaking at a seminar held jointly by the UK State Aid Law Association (UKSALA) and the Berliner Gesprächskreis zum Europäischen Beihilfenrecht (Berlin Roundtable for State Aid Law). James will be presenting on the 'Application of economic analysis in state aid cases: any progress?' The seminar will be conducted in both German and English, with simultaneous translation. For more information, and to register for the event, please visit the UKSALA website.

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28 Jun 2016

Transport-Led Development in Wales 2016

Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at 'Transport-Led Development in Wales 2016', which will take place in Cardiff on 28 June.  

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30 Jun 2016

Aides d’Etat et sécurité juridique des investissements publics

Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at 'Aides d'Etat et sécurité juridique des investissements publics', which will take place on 30 June in Brussels.  

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07 Jul 2016

Nuclear energy in the UK: innovation, skills, and supply chain development

Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the seminar 'Nuclear energy in the UK: innovation, skills, and supply chain development', which will be held in London on 7 July.    

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08 Aug / 12 Aug 2016

EU Competition Law Summer School

Robin Noble, Partner, will be speaking at the 'EU Competition Law Summer School' in Cambridge, taking place on 8–12 August. Robin will be speaking on 'Key Economic Considerations in Article 101 Cases'

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09 Sep 2016

Competition and Regulation in Digital Markets

Dr Avantika Chowdhury, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at Competition and Regulation in Digital Markets, which will be held at the School of Law, University of Leeds, on 9 September.     

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28 Sep 2016

Workshop: Die neue Anreizregulierungs VO

Oxera Senior Consultant Anton Burger spoke at this workshop at Institut für Energie- und Regulierungsrecht in Berlin on the subject of current developments following the recent decree on incentive regulation.  Further information can be found here.

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30 Sep 2016

Fachtagung Kartellrecht Cologne

Enno Eilts, Partner, will be speaking at 'Fachtagung Kartellrecht Cologne 2016', which will take place on 30 September.      

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04 Oct 2016

Nordic competition law seminar

Robin Noble, Partner, will be speaking at the Nordic competition law seminar, which will be held in Helsinki on 4 October.  He will be chairing a session on cartel and private enforcement. The full conference programme can be found below:  9.30 – 9.45 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks 9.45 – 10.45 am Session 1 – Merger Control How will the role of economic evidence develop? Should an authority have the right to demand a notification for weighty reasons? When are…

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12 Oct 2016

Moody’s 2016 UK Water Sector Conference

Craig Lonie, Partner, will present on "Competition and Innovation: Competition In A Broader Context" at the Moody's UK Water Sector Conference on Wednesday, 12 October 2016.  The event will take place in London. More information and a programme can be found here.  The slides from Craig's presentation can be downloaded here. 

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13 Oct / 14 Oct 2016

First workshop on ‘State-of-the-art’ benchmarking methods in economic regulation

This workshop will be delivered by Alan Horncastle, Partner, Dr Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Senior Consultant, and Professor Emmanuel Thanassoulis, Oxera Associate, in collaboration with Professor Ana Lúcia M. Lopes of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Professor Heinz Ahn and Dr Mohsen Afsharian of the Institute of Management Control and Business Accounting at the Technical University of Braunschweig. The workshop will take place at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. More information about the event, including the full programme, can be found here.  

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17 Oct / 18 Oct 2016

15th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference

Dr Vladimir Parail, Senior Consultant, will serve as a moderator at the 15th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference, which will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia on 17-18 October.  

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19 Oct 2016

Transport-Led Development in the Midlands 2016

David Jevons, Partner, will be presenting on "Assessing the value and viability of transport schemes" at this conference, which will be held in Birmingham on Wednesday 19 October 2016.  For more information and the full programme, please see this page.  The slides accompanying David's presentation can be downloaded here.

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08 Nov 2016

Workshop: Energiemärkte im Wandel – Investitions und Innovationsanreize und die Umsetzung der Klimaziele von Paris

Oxera Senior Consultant Anton Burger will be speaking at this workshop on 8 November at the WU Department of Economics in Vienna. The workshop will focus on investment incentives in the context of the Paris Climate Targets, and is targeted at the energy and energy network sector in Austria.  For further information, including the programme, please see here. 

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21 Nov 2016

Chillin’ Competition Conference 2016

Oxera Partner, Felipe Flórez Duncan, is taking part in a panel on Neutrality and Regulation at the Chillin' Competition Conference in Brussels on 21 November 2016.  More information, and the programme, can be found here. 

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23 Nov 2016

BDEW Regulierungstag

Oxera Senior Consultant Anton Burger will be presenting at BDEW Regulierungstag on 23 November on the topic of incentive regulation in Germany, with a focus upon X Gen.  For more information, including a full programme, please see here. 

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24 Nov / 25 Nov 2016

Annual Conference on European State Aid Law 2016

Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the 'Annual Conference on European State Aid Law 2016', which will be held in Trier, Germany on 24-25 November.   

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28 Nov / 30 Nov 2016

4th ERRA Workshop on Water Regulation 2016

Dr Srini Parthasarathy, Senior Consultant, will be speaking at the 4th ERRA Workshop on Water Regulation in Budapest between 28 and 30 November 2016. This event is an associated event of the Budapest Water Summit. More information about the summit can be found here.  The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is a voluntary organisation comprising of independent energy regulatory bodies primarily from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States of America. There are now 37 regulatory members…

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29 Nov / 01 Dec 2016

Global Airport Development conference 2016

Andrew Meaney, Partner, will be speaking at the 'Global Airport Development conference 2016', which will be held in Lisbon on 29 November-1 December.     

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30 Nov 2016

GCR Live State Aid

Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, will be chairing and speaking at GCR Live State Aid, which will take place in Brussels on 30 Novermber.    

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06 Dec / 07 Dec 2016

The Future of Air Transport

Senior Consultant, Nicole Robins, will be speaking at The Future of Air Transport, which takes place in London on 6 – 7 December.  More information about this conference can be found here. 

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23 Jan 2017

Blockchain breakfast seminar: chances and challenges of the new technology in the energy sector

In the financial sector, blockchain technology has been the disruptive technology for some time. It is now also discussed more and more in the energy sector. Dr. Andreas Szinovatz from ITP will present his current project oursolargrid.org at this breakfast event. Oxera economists will also share some of the company's blockchain experiences in the financial services sector.  Subsequently, we look forward to an engaged discussion about the chances and challenges of this new technology in the energy sector.   Date:                Monday,…

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01 Feb 2017

State Aid and Tax Rulings

Oxera Principal, Nicole Robins, will be speaking at this event in Brussels on February 1, 2017. The event focuses on the following questions:  When do national tax rulings violate EU state aid rules? Does the European Commission's approach raise concerns about Member State Sovereignity and what is the impact on corporate investments in Europe? For further information about the event, and for a full programme, please see this page. 

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03 Mar 2017

Competition policy and e-commerce after the EU Commission sector inquiry: What comes next?

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Assonime are jointly organising a workshop in the context of the ENTraNCE project. The event aims to gather academics, practitioners, officials from National Competitions Authorities (NCAs) and representatives of firms to discuss the role of competition policy enforcement in e-commerce in the light of the recent European Commission sector inquiry into e-commerce. In spite of the economic crisis affecting Europe since 2008, e-commerce has been steadily growing over the past decade. From a…

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17 Mar 2017

Negotiating Brexit

Oxera Partner, Luis Correia da Silva, will be speaking at the 'Negotiating Brexit' event at St Hugh's College, Oxford, on Friday 17 March.  This conference will bring together leading academics, practitioners and policymakers who are involved in ‘Negotiating Brexit’. Their unifying perspective will be the interests of the UK and how to best realize them in the ensuing Brexit negotiations. The discussions will be divided into three sections: the first (‘Brexit Stakes’) will be concerned with what is at stake…

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21 Mar / 23 Mar 2017

European Post and Parcel Services

Delivery logistics are rapidly evolving – a continued decline in letter volumes is forcing a rethink about operations, new entrants are disrupting the industry with novel ideas, and established players are having to revise their strategies to maintain competitiveness. Business leaders across the continent are asking ‘what now’ and ‘where next?’ In 2017, European Post & Parcel Services will once again provide a forum for tackling these challenges head on. Continuing to bring together over 200 of the most senior executives working…

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31 Mar 2017

Oxera discussion forum 2017: hot topics in European state aid law

This Oxera discussion forum, hosted in Berlin on 31 March, will feature keynote speeches from Gert-Jan Koopman (European Commission) and Professor Dr Joachim Erdmann (Ministry for the Economy, Labour and Transport of Lower Saxony) on the priorities of the European Commission and current developments in state aid, as well as panel discussions on state aid in energy (with a focus on the revised German Renewable Energy Sources Act, EEG) and state aid and tax rulings (e.g. Apple, Fiat and Starbucks).…

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27 Apr / 28 Apr 2017

St Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF

Founded in 1994 by Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher, the St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF has firmly established itself as one of the leading events on competition law. High-ranking speakers inform about and debate on the current trends in European and International Competition Law. The Forum is the annual meeting point for more than 200 participants from the practicing bar, the business world, public authorities, academia, and the judiciary. The two-day event distinguishes itself from…

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03 May 2017

The Brexit Lectures: UK energy post-Brexit

Following the vote to leave, the energy industry once again is facing an uncertain future. Change is on the horizon as the UK’s role in the Internal Energy Market, future state aid rules and a host of EU regulations are thrown into doubt. In this lecture, leading figures from policy and industry will explore these doubts and the potential changes to energy policy post-Brexit and their implications for future investment.  The lecture will be delivered by Philip Lowe, with respondents Dr…

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07 May / 08 May 2017

2017 Global Private Litigation Faculty Conference

All roads lead to Amsterdam on May 7-8, 2017 for the inaugural Global Private Litigation Conference – and to insights into the continuing path of multi-jurisdictional and collective antitrust redress, presented by a world-class line-up of private plaintiff and defense litigators, as well as government enforcers, economists, corporate counsel, and academics from around the globe. After years of uncertainty, global private antitrust enforcement, and especially follow-on cartel litigation, is poised to develop and proliferate at light speed.  Recent changes in…

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08 May 2017

Economics for EU Competition Law: An Essential Tool for the National Judge

Oxera Principal, Avantika Chowdhury, will be speaking at the Economics for Eu Competition Law training course for judges on 8 May. She will speak on the subject of Damages.  This seminar is part of a large-scale ERA project on economics for competition law for national judges, and will take place in Lisbon. 

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10 May 2017

The Brexit Lectures: Data protection and the future of customer data

As data and its analysis becomes ever more indispensable to a host of industries, regulations governing the acquisition, use and transfer of customer data become ever more important. Brexit presents the UK with a decision – to hew closely to the existing body of European law or forge its own path? This lecture will explore the different options open to the UK and the consequences of adopting a distinct approach to data protection.   The lecture will be delivered by…

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11 May 2017

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: Policy priorities for the freight sector

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar:Policy priorities for the freight sector: regional devolution, international trade and regulation Oxera Partner, Andrew Meaney, will be speaking at this seminar in London on Thursday 11 May. He will speak on the topic of 'Assessing the key challenges for freight, logistics and trade following the EU referendum'.  Other points of discussion at the seminar will include modal priorities for freight movements in the UK and connecting the regions in order to optimise…

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12 May 2017

Economic Evidence in Competition Law and the Future of the “More Economic” Approach

This conference, organised by the UCL Centre for Law, will focus on a systematic analysis of the role of economic evidence in competition law proceedings. It will explore the way in which economic evidence has been used and has been assessed by courts and competition authorities, and how the increased role of economic evidence influences the functioning of institutions (both NCAs as well as national and European courts). The increasing impact of economics on competition law is well documented. The…

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15 May / 17 May 2017

IWA Specialist Conference on Benchmarking and Performance Assessment

Senior Consultant, Dr Srini Parthasarathy, will speak at this conference as part of a panel discussion alongside representatives from the World Bank, the IWA Specialist Group chair, the Association of Municipalities of South East Europe (NALAS) and member of the Austrian Water Utility Association on ‘How best to organise Performance Indicator information to address multiple stakeholders needs and exploit synergies’.  He will also present individually on ‘Benchmarking and Performance Assessment in regulatory context – principles, objectives, key considerations and case…

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17 May 2017

The Brexit Lectures: Passporting: what access will UK financial institutions retain to EU markets?

As the financial services industry becomes ever more globalised, the ability to serve customers across Europe has grown to become a lynchpin of many UK financial firms’ strategies. The vote to leave throws up a host of different scenarios for UK-based financial services, from retaining single market access, equivalency under MiFIR and other legislation to having to fall back on WTO rules, which have little to say on questions of regulatory harmonisation. This lecture will explore these various scenarios, their…

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17 May / 18 May 2017

The Danube Water Conference

Senior Consultant, Dr Srini Parthasarathy, will speak at the Danube Water conference, organised jointly by the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD) and the World Bank within the Danube Water Program (DWP). The conference will be held in conjunction with the IWA Specialist Conference on Benchmarking and Performance Assessment, between 17-18 May in Vienna.  Dr Parthasarathy will take part in a panel discussion with representatives from municipalities, regulators, and utilities on ’The need…

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18 May 2017

Competition Section Annual Conference 2017: Brexit and Beyond

The annual Competition Section conference is an established fixture in the competition law calendar. This event draws on speakers from the UK and overseas and includes leading practitioners, regulators and economic experts.  This year the theme of the conference is Brexit and its implications on EU and UK competition law, exploring all the major issues and developments expected within 2017. Uniquely, this is the only competition law conference designed by competition law specialists, offering all those with an interest in…

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24 May 2017

The Brexit Lectures: A global trade policy for the UK post-Brexit

Following the vote to leave the European Union, the UK must now conceive and execute a trade policy fit for a service-dominated economy in the 21st century. Having pooled responsibility for international trade in EU institutions for decades, the strategic, operational and personnel challenges this poses are substantial, but also presents the UK with a previously unknown freedom of navigation. The lecture will explore the international trade landscape in 2017 and the options open to a globally-minded UK. The lecture…

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29 May 2017

CEER Workshop on Benchmark Data Guidelines

Oxera Senior Advisor, Dr Michael Kraus, and Senior Consultant, Dr Srini Parthasarathy, have been invited by the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) to attend a market consultation workshop on data and modelling considerations for the forthcoming pan-European benchmarking studies of gas and electricity transmission system operators (TSOs). The CEER had earlier sought our input in relation to the workshop, given our involvement in previous pan-European benchmarking exercises and ongoing high-profile work in the area. The closed workshop will happen…

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30 May 2017

Geo-blocking in the audiovisual sector

Oxera Partner, Felipe Florez-Duncan, has been invited to speak on geo-blocking restrictions in the audiovisual sector at this event on May 30. The event will begin with speaker Scott Marcus presenting on his recent study for the European Parliament, which refers to the economic impact of lifting geo-blocking restrictions in the audiovisual sector. This will be followed by a panel discussion, wherein Felipe will participate, sharing the insights of the Oxera report on the topic.  The event will take place…

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30 May / 31 May 2017

State Aid Assessment and Evaluation

A primary objective of the State Aid Modernisation initiative was to improve the “assessment of genuine market failures, the incentive effect and the negative effects of public interventions”. In addition, the Commission intends to request ex-post “evaluation” of implemented State aid schemes. Due to these new requirements, State aid experts struggle with the application of the evaluation methodologies necessary for the rightful implementation of their measures. The purpose of this seminar is to explain how ex-ante assessment and ex-post evaluation…

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31 May 2017

The Brexit Lectures: the future of UK-EU aviation

Few industries are as reliant on cross-border regulation as aviation, and with Brexit throwing into doubt the UK’s place in a complex web of legal frameworks including the European Common Aviation Area and Open Skies agreements with the US there are a number of important questions facing the industry. This lecture will explore the potential scenarios post-Brexit and their implications for airlines and airports.   This lecture will be delivered by Professor Brian Havel, and will be followed by a…

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31 May 2017

The Brexit Lectures: the future of UK-EU aviation

  Few industries are as reliant on cross-border regulation as aviation, and with Brexit throwing into doubt the UK’s place in a complex web of legal frameworks including the European Common Aviation Area and Open Skies agreements with the US there are a number of important questions facing the industry. This lecture will explore the potential scenarios post-Brexit and their implications for airlines and airports.   This lecture will be delivered by Professor Brian Havel, and will be followed by…

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07 Jun 2017

The Brexit Lectures: What next for UK competition policy?

Competition policy has traditionally been one of the strongest aspects of European Union competency, with DG Comp’s decisions shaping the evolution of many structurally important European industries. This lecture will explore the potential for renewed UK competition policy and state aid rules to act as an engine for growth and productivity.   The lecture will be delivered by Sir John Vickers and will be followed by a panel discussion with Tommaso Valletti. The event will take place at the Institute…

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14 Jun 2017

2017 European Energy Networks Conference, in association with Moody’s

Oxera is pleased to invite you to Moody’s 2017 European Energy Networks Conference—in association with Oxera Consulting, which will take place in London on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. With CEOs, CFOs, and directors from utilities and infrastructure companies and intermediaries signed up so far, we already have a strong representation from key market players, and a number of speakers:   • Alberto Biancardi, Commissioner of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity, Gas and Water • Alberto Pototschnig, Director of the…

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29 Jun 2017

EU State Aid Policy and National Fiscal Autonomy Conference

'At the crossroads between tax and competition' Oxera Principal, Nicole Robins, will be speaking at this conference, sponsored by ERA, in Brussels on 29 June. Nicole will participate in a panel on 'Practical impact and questions raised from the application of the EU ALP', alongside Peter Chase and Raymond Luja.    For a full programme, please see here.  

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06 Jul 2017

The Apple State Aid Decision: Legal and Economic Analysis

Oxera Principal, Nicole Robins, will speak at this conference sponsored by the Irish Society of European Law on 6 July. The event will take place in Dublin and will focus on the Apple state aid decision.  For more information, and to register for this conference, please see here. 

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07 Jul 2017

The Law and Economics of State Aid Before National Courts

Oxera Principal, Nicole Robins, will participate in this State aid training for EU judges at University College, Dublin, on 7 July. The training is funded by the European Commission.  Nicole will speak on the economics of state aid law for national judges.  More information can be found here. 

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08 Sep 2017

11th Junior Competition Conference

This conference, which will take place in London on 9 September, will focus on 'UK merger control: where are we and where are we going?'  Oxera Senior Consultant, Ilaria Fanton, will speak at the event on the topic of 'Merger control in innovative markets — a UK perspective.'  For more information, and to see the full programme, please see here. 

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12 Sep / 13 Sep 2017

Network Incentive Regulation and Benchmarking Course

Senior Consultant, Dr Srinivasan Parthasarathy, has been invited by the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) to speak at its training course on Network Incentive Regulation and Benchmarking on 12–13 September 2017 at its office in Brussels. The two-day course will cover the fundamental principles of setting allowed network revenues in electricity and gas. This will include the principles of network incentive regulation and specific examples from countries across Europe. The programme will also focus on the benchmarking methodologies and practices…

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25 Sep / 27 Sep 2017

PhD course on benchmarking and productivity analyses

Oxera Senior Consultant, Dr Srini Parthasarathy, has been invited to teach on UK regulatory benchmarking systems on a PhD course on benchmarking and productivity analyses with economic applications at Copenhagen Business School on 25–29 September. The course will be attended by academics, PhD students and practitioners in the area of benchmarking covering theoretical and applied developments.  . 

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26 Sep 2017

GCR Live 2nd Annual State Aid Conference

Global Competition Review has announced a half-day conference to be held in Brussels on Tuesday, 26 September 2017.    Oxera Principal, Nicole Robins, has been invited to chair this conference, which Oxera will also sponsor. For more information, please see here.   

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17 Oct 2017

Moody’s 2017 UK Water Sector Conference

Oxera Senior Consultant, Sahar Shamsi, spoke on Developments in the Allowed Cost of Capital at the Moody's 2017 UK Water Sector Conference. The theme of the event is PR19 and Beyond: Finance and Financeability. 200 delegates including UK regulators, regulated networks, and investors joined the event.   Speakers at the event comprised of key industry figures including the CEO of Ofwat, the CEO of Severn Trent and the CEO of Pennon Group, as well as Directors of Finance and Regulation…

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19 Oct 2017

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for UK infrastructure investment post-Brexit

Oxera Senior Consultant, Mohammed Khalil, will be speaking at this seminar on 'Next steps for UK infrastructure investment post-Brexit' in central London on 19 October 2017.   For more information, and to register to attend the conference, please click here. 

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20 Oct 2017

Second FCP Annual Conference—Anti-Trust and Anti-Globalization

Oxera Principal, Dr Avantika Chowdhury, with be speaking at the Second FCP Annual Conference on Anti-Trust and Anti-Globalization.   Avantika will be joining a panel debate on private enforcement of EU competition law after Brexit, which will take place at the European University Institute of Florence.  Read more about our work in antitrust in Agenda.   

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24 Oct 2017

UITP–Busworld international bus conference

Senior Consultant, Matthew Shepherd, will be speaking at the UITP–Busworld international bus conference.  Matthew will join a panel of experts to discuss models of contracting and franchising, focusing on rates of return in the bus sector.  

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13 Nov / 17 Nov 2017

ERRA Water Utility Regulation course

The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) has invited Dr Srini Parthasarathy to be part of its annual Water Utility Regulation training course, which will run between 13 and 17 November 2017. In addition to researchers from the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), other external speakers will include Paul McGowan, Chairperson of the Irish Commission for Energy Regulation, and Isabel Andrade, Deputy Head of the Legal Department, Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR). Srini will be responsible…

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21 Nov / 22 Nov 2017

Advanced EU Competition Law 2017

Oxera Partner, Nicole Robins, has been invited to speak at this conference in November in Brussels. Nicole will participate in a panel on State Aid and the interaction between IP and Competition Law.  For more information about this conference, please see here. 

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30 Nov 2017

GCR Live

Oxera Managing Partner, Dr Helen Jenkins, will be speaking at the GCR Live conference in London on Thursday, 30 November 2017. She will be one of four panellists discussing how, with Brexit negotiations underway, clients and their counsel have to navigate a transitional period in which the point to which we are transitioning is as yet unclear. Within this context, they will look to answer such questions as:  What advice should be given to clients? On the conduct side, what…

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25 Jan / 26 Jan 2018

13th Annual Conference of the GCLC

Oxera Managing Partner, Dr Helen Jenkins, will speak at the 13th Annual Conference of the GCLC: 'Fairness' in Competition Law and Policy: Significance and Implications in Brussels. 

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25 Jan / 26 Jan 2018

IV Conferência Luso – Espanhola de Direito da Concorrência

Oxera Partner, Robin Noble, will speak at the IV Conferência Luso – Espanhola de Direito da Concorrência on verticals and e-commerce.

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14 Feb 2018

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20 Feb / 22 Feb 2018

International Railway Business Forum, Strategic Partnership 1520

Oxera Senior Consultant, Matthew Shepherd, will be speaking in Vienna on 22 February at the International Railway Business Forum, Strategic Partnership 1520. His session will focus on the benefits of rail infrastructure from an economist’s perspective.

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05 Mar / 06 Mar 2018

Energy Capital Investment Programs: Tools for Review and Assessment’

The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) has invited Oxera Principal Dr Srini Parthasarathy to be part of its first educational workshop on ‘Energy Capital Investment Programs: Tools for Review and Assessment’. The workshop will run between 5 and 6 March 2018 in Budapest; more information can be found here.  Srini will provide an overview of European regulatory approaches to CAPEX assessment and approval. Other invited speakers include Ignas Kazakevičius, Chief specialist of Gas division, National Commission for Energy Control and Prices…

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16 Apr / 18 Apr 2018

DEA40: International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis

Oxera Associate, Professor Emmanuel Thanassoulis, along with faculty members of Aston Business School, are organising DEA40: International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis, to be held between 16 and 18 April at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. The conference will focus on recent theoretical developments and applications in Data Envelopment Analysis, as well as wider aspects of efficiency benchmarking (e.g. alternative techniques such as Stochastic Frontier Analysis; real-world applications). There will be participation from academics and practitioners from across the world.  Oxera…

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04 May 2018

GCR Live 7th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology

Oxera Managing Partner, Dr. Helen Jenkins, will speak at GCR Live 7th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology conference on, 'The in-house perspective: Antitrust and other policy goals for telecoms, media and technology companies'. It will take place from 10.45am to 12:00pm and will feature in-house counsel from companies such as Google, 21st Century Fox, and Uber.

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01 Sep 2018

GCR Live 3rd Annual State Aid

Oxera Partner Nicole Robins will chair the GCR Live 3rd Annual State Aid conference in Brussels in September 2018.

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07 Dec 2018

Webinar: Policy papers reviewing Bundesnetzagentur’s efficiency benchmarking procedure and recommendations

Oxera has collaborated with Dr Eva Deuchert of Netze BW to produce five articles on Bundesnetzagentur’s current benchmarking procedure for assessing the efficiency of energy networks.

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10 Dec 2018

Webinar: Policy papers reviewing Bundesnetzagentur’s efficiency benchmarking procedure and recommendations

Oxera has collaborated with Dr Eva Deuchert of Netze BW to produce five articles on Bundesnetzagentur’s current benchmarking procedure for assessing the efficiency of energy networks.

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17 Oct 2019

‘Consumer Outcomes and Product Design: Insights from Behavioural Economics’, UK Finance/Oxera workshop

This workshop, run by Oxera’s team of financial services experts, provides practical training on how to use insights from behavioural economics to assess consumer outcomes and inform product design, from a commercial and a regulatory/consumer perspective.

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