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Au revoir to Pascale Déchamps

Oxera Partner Pascale Déchamps takes on a new role at the French Competition Authority. Pascale joined Oxera in 2013 and has made a remarkable contribution to the firm’s growth. Her expertise, experience and passion for economics have been recognised on numerous occasions by clients, regulators and judges, and formally by Global Competition Review and Who’s

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Contractual freedom and territorial exclusivity remain key to new content production and distribution in the AV sector

Oxera’s latest report shows that including AV within the scope of the EU’s 2018 Geoblocking Regulation—even with a requisite rights limitation—would erode the contractual freedoms that traders (including producers, distributors, cinemas and broadcasters) rely on to fund new content production and distribution. In 2016, Oxera published a report jointly with Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates that

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Seasoned public policy expert joins Oxera

Peter-Carlo Lehrell joins Oxera as Senior Adviser and Director Oxera is pleased to announce that Peter-Carlo has joined Oxera’s leadership team as a Senior Adviser and Director, assisting the firm with international business development and strategy. Commenting on the appointment, Oxera Partner Sir Philip Lowe said: ‘We are very pleased that such an experienced public

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What’s new in the 2020 update to the Green Book?

Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) has reviewed the Green Book, which was last updated in 2018, to assess whether any changes need to be made. This note provides a high-level summary of HMT’s findings from this review, as well as any changes that it caused. The most interesting and material changes are the higher emphasis on

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European regulation of digital markets puts future innovation at risk

Oxera’s latest report shows that regulation of digital markets risks disadvantaging European consumers and businesses. In June 2020, the European Commission made a series of proposals affecting digital markets. These proposals include a form of ex ante regulation, which has become known as the Digital Markets Act and is likely to target large global digital

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Oxera helps National Grid to achieve settlement in major cartel litigation

Multidisciplinary team of Oxera experts provide Claimant with critical support and analysis. In 2014, the European Commission issued the Decision that 11 producers of underground and submarine high-voltage power cables had operated a cartel at various times between 1999 and 2009. The Decision identified multiple elements to the infringement, including the division between European and

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The roadmap for reform of electricity markets: perspectives and challenges for Italy

On 28 October, Oxera presented a study on future market design challenges in the Italian electricity sector at a webinar hosted by the influential Italian think-thank, AREL. Alfredo Macchiati and Pierpaolo Perna explored the upcoming reforms of the Italian electricity market, highlighting the importance of providing long-term price signals for investors in order to achieve

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A ‘test and release’ scheme after five days for international arrivals could offer up to 90% effectiveness according to evidence

Summary Report shows air passenger testing after five days of quarantine in Iceland is between 83% and 90% effective. Testing after seven days in Toronto and Paris is between 84% and 90% effective. Real world evidence supports a significant reduction in current UK 14-day quarantine policy. Single tests on arrival in Canada (Toronto-Pearson Airport), France

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Roundtable discussion on the future of digital regulation in the UK

On 7 October 2020, Oxera hosted a virtual round-table discussion with senior representatives from regulators (CMA, Ofcom, ICO), online platforms, the start-up community and academics, on the future of digital regulation in the UK. The discussion centred on the recent call for information from the UK’s Digital Markets Taskforce (DMT). Our event asked three broad

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