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Oxera’s expert evidence helps Vale to achieve a successful outcome in a multi-billion-dollar international arbitration. An LCIA tribunal, established in respect of the dispute between Vale (a Brazilian mining company) and BSG Resources (a mining company registered in Guernsey), has ruled in favour of Vale with an award of over US$1.2bn in damages. Together
Flood Re, a pioneering flood insurance levy scheme in the UK, is celebrating its third birthday. Since its launch in April 2016, the scheme has helped over 200,000 households, and is now increasingly looking at how it can help the market to transition to ensure that Flood Re is no longer needed by 2039. Aidan Kerr, Director of Operations at Flood Re, explains the scheme’s history and underlying social purpose
With modern society increasingly relying on large infrastructure projects, we look at the economics and financial considerations that underpin their development and delivery. Three particular aspects are explored: how to finance them, weigh their costs and benefits, and build in effective incentive properties
Investors’ holdings in multiple firms give rise to what is known as ‘common ownership’. Are the strategic decisions of competing firms affected by the presence of common ownership? Albert Banal-Estañol of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE and City University of London, and Melissa Newham and Jo Seldeslachts of DIW Berlin and KU Leuven, provide evidence on the impact that common ownership has on market entry, one of the most important strategic decisions that firms make, in US pharmaceutical markets
Oxera advises HKCC in precedent-setting caseOn 17 May 2019, the Hon. G Lam J, President of the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’), ruled in favour of the Hong Kong Competition Commission (‘HKCC’) in an enforcement action against ten construction companies.
Oxera advises Nationwide Building Society The Board of Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) has today announced the results of the Capability and Innovation Fund Pool B grant process, with Nationwide Building Society (Nationwide) receiving the top prize of £50m. Investec and the Co-Operative Bank won smaller awards of £15m each. Nationwide, the Co-Operative Bank
Oxera is pleased to be sponsoring the inaugural London International Disputes Week, a four-day event bringing together lawyers, judges, arbitrators, experts, academics and others from around the world to explore the future of international dispute resolution.
We are delighted to announce that Paula Stillman has been promoted to Principal, Business Support, and Head of Resourcing. Paula joined Oxera in 2004 as a Personnel Assistant, and over the past 15 years has grown to be an invaluable senior manager of the HR team, having played a significant role in shaping the function
Oxera grows its partnership, welcoming four new Partners: Sir Philip Lowe, Helen Ralston, Sahar Shamsi and Srini ParthasarathyWe welcome Sir Philip Lowe as a new Partner, together with the promotion of three new Partners, with effect from today.