Gigabit broadband: what does it mean for consumers and society?

Imagine a world where you could have remote access to a healthcare specialist who could assess, diagnose and potentially treat you at home; or a school lesson where you’re virtually ‘transported’ to the surface of the moon to learn about the solar system; or a meeting with colleagues who are in different parts of the

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Dr Barbara Veronese joins Oxera as Partner, based in Milan

Dr Barbara Veronese will be based in Milan and play a key role in our continuing international growth. She will further bolster our position in the Italian market, where we already advise corporate clients and law firms on a range of competition, regulatory and litigation matters from our office in Rome.

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Risky business: political uncertainty and the cost of capital for regulated firms

Statements by politicians about nationalising or intervening in the functioning of regulated industries have attracted substantial media attention in recent times, leading to an increase in political and regulatory risk for regulated industries. A case study focusing on National Grid, the energy transmission company in the UK, suggests that increased political and regulatory risk can affect the valuation of regulated utilities through a combination of lower expected cash flows and a higher cost of capital

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Competition and industrial policy in Europe: how can they work together?

The economic and political environment in which competition law is enforced and applied has changed extensively over the last decade. Globalisation and a renewed focus on industrial policy have generated calls for more flexible competition policy. Oxera Partner Sir Philip Lowe reflects on current debates around competition and industrial policy in Europe

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State aid spotlight on tax: the General Court’s judgments on Fiat and Starbucks

In 2015, the European Commission ordered Starbucks and Fiat to each pay €20m–€30m in the Netherlands and Luxembourg, respectively, as their tax arrangements were found to constitute illegal state aid. On 24 September 2019, the General Court upheld the Commission’s Fiat decision, but annulled the Starbucks decision. What were the key economic issues in these cases, and what are the implications of the judgments?

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What does business need to do to become more purposeful?

The ‘new’ capitalism requires a shift from a shareholder to a stakeholder model. Find out in two minutes what this means for business.

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Do investors hold the key to changing the purpose of business?

A monthly podcast debating what it means to go Beyond the Bottom Line. Featuring Oxera experts and leaders in business and finance.

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Gigabit broadband: what does it mean for consumers and society?

Imagine a world where you could have remote access to a healthcare specialist who could assess, diagnose and potentially treat you at home; or a school lesson where you’re virtually ‘transported’ to the surface of the moon to learn about the solar system; or a meeting with colleagues who are in different parts of the

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Dr Barbara Veronese joins Oxera as Partner, based in Milan

Dr Barbara Veronese will be based in Milan and play a key role in our continuing international growth. She will further bolster our position in the Italian market, where we already advise corporate clients and law firms on a range of competition, regulatory and litigation matters from our office in Rome.

Read More


Risky business: political uncertainty and the cost of capital for regulated firms

Statements by politicians about nationalising or intervening in the functioning of regulated industries have attracted substantial media attention in recent times, leading to an increase in political and regulatory risk for regulated industries. A case study focusing on National Grid, the energy transmission company in the UK, suggests that increased political and regulatory risk can affect the valuation of regulated utilities through a combination of lower expected cash flows and a higher cost of capital

Read More


Competition and industrial policy in Europe: how can they work together?

The economic and political environment in which competition law is enforced and applied has changed extensively over the last decade. Globalisation and a renewed focus on industrial policy have generated calls for more flexible competition policy. Oxera Partner Sir Philip Lowe reflects on current debates around competition and industrial policy in Europe

Read More


State aid spotlight on tax: the General Court’s judgments on Fiat and Starbucks

In 2015, the European Commission ordered Starbucks and Fiat to each pay €20m–€30m in the Netherlands and Luxembourg, respectively, as their tax arrangements were found to constitute illegal state aid. On 24 September 2019, the General Court upheld the Commission’s Fiat decision, but annulled the Starbucks decision. What were the key economic issues in these cases, and what are the implications of the judgments?

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Are you a key financial decision-maker in your company?

Oxera is conducting a study for the European Commission on the design and functioning of the primary and secondary equity markets in the EU. This is an important and exciting project that will feed into the Commission’s analysis for the new road map for the Capital Markets Union. A key part of the study is

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GI pricing practices market study: over-reaction or a long time coming?

On 4 October, the FCA published the interim report of its general insurance market study.1 A year in the making, it diagnoses complex problems and lists possible remedies. But how easy will it be for the FCA to address its concerns? And what can insurers do now, in response to these concerns? While the scope

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Roundtable discussion on the future of digital regulation

On Monday 30 September, Oxera hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of digital regulation. This event took place in the context of heightened focus on the wider impact that ‘Big Technology’ is having on society, with issues in digital markets posing many new challenges for regulators.

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