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Oxera responds to consultations on the updating and implementation of European telecommunications regulation to promote investment in very-high-capacity networks

As part of the measures fostering widespread high-speed and high-quality telecommunications connectivity in the EU, the European Electronic Communications Code (‘the Code’), adopted in late 2018, provides an updated regulatory framework aimed at creating a pro-competitive and pro-investment regulatory environment for very-high-capacity networks (VHCNs). The European Commission and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic

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Professor Julian Wright joins Oxera’s Associate Network

As the world becomes ever more digital, Julian Wright, Professor of Economics at the National University of Singapore, joins Oxera’s Associate network. Julian Wright is the Lim Chong Yah Professor in the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore. His research is primarily in the areas of network economics, digital platforms and competition

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Stéphane Dewulf appointed as Principal

We are delighted to announce that Stéphane Dewulf is joining Oxera in Brussels as a Principal from today, 1 September 2020. Stéphane is an economist who specialises in competition law matters, with experience as both a consultant and an enforcer. Until April this year, he worked at the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition, where for

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Oxera testifies in a prominent litigation case at the London High

Last week, Oxera Partner, Dr Min Shi, CFA, testified in the eight-week trial at the London High Court in the matter of PCP Capital Partners LLP and others v. Barclays Bank Plc. Dr Shi was cross examined over the course of two days in relation to the damages suffered by PCP in connection with the

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Proposed acquisition of UBI Banca by Intesa Sanpaolo approved by ICA: The last regulatory hurdle to acquisition is cleared following a green light from the ECB and CONSOB

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has authorised the acquisition of UBI Banca S.p.A. by Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. (ISP) after an in-depth phase II investigation. As part of its assessment, the ICA analysed the degree of competition at the local level in a number of markets, and applied strict screening criteria to identify a large number

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COVID-19 update from Oxera

In recent months we have seen a sea change in the way we live and how we do business. The global pandemic has meant that we—businesses, governments, regulators and banks—have had to adapt rapidly to guidance on protecting lives, livelihoods and the economy. People and firms have found new ways of doing things, and although

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