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Sahar Shamsi made an impact at Utility Week’s Energy Summit

A recent article by Utility Week highlighted views from Oxera Principal, Sahar Shamsi, on the evolution of energy network regulation in the UK. The following text is taken from the Utility Week website, and is used with permission. Text relating to Sahar is highlighted green below:   If one thing was clear from Utility Week’s latest Annual Energy

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National Infrastructure Commission—National Infrastructure Assessment

On Tuesday 10 July, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published its first National Infrastructure Assessment. This assessment aims to take a long-term view of the needs of the UK across six sectors of the economy through a ‘long term, cross-sectoral approach’[1] and to support sustainable economic growth across all regions of the UK, improve competitiveness, and

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Oxera advises Financial Conduct Authority on strategic review of banking

On Wednesday 27 June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published an update on its wide-ranging strategic review of the retail banking sector. Throughout this phase of the review, Oxera has advised the FCA on the use of innovative approaches to business model analysis to shine a light on the regulator’s key areas of interest. These

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Oxera wins prestigious World Business Partner Recognition Award

The 14th Annual Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) Best Airport Awards were announced last night during the Gala Dinner of the ACI World/28th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, which was hosted by Brussels Airport. This year’s judging panel for the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards was drawn from a well-respected group of

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Twenty-first Oxera Economics Counsel meeting in Brussels

The twenty-first meeting of the Oxera Economics Counsel (OEC) was held in our Brussels office yesterday. For the first time the event was attended by all 11 current members of the OEC, and welcomed not one, not two, but three Chief Economists as guests, Arno Rasek of the Bundeskartellamt, Etienne Pfister of the Autorité de

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Dr Avantika Chowdhury speaking on e-commerce and competition at OECD

Oxera Partner, Dr Avantika Chowdhury, will be participating in the expert panel at the OECD round table on ‘Implications of E-commerce for Competition Policy’ in Paris on 6 June. The event will involve discussions with more than 25 country representatives about a range of issues including market definition and competitive dynamics in the e-commerce market,

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Oxera bolsters its European practice with the appointment of Sir Philip Lowe

Oxera Managing Partner, Dr Helen Jenkins, is delighted to welcome Sir Philip Lowe in the role of Senior Adviser. Based out of Brussels, he will cover Oxera’s work across Europe. Sir Philip has had a distinguished career, holding the senior positions of Director-General of Competition and of Energy at the European Commission. At the Commission, he was

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Jostein Kristensen and Sahar Shamsi to present at Utility Week Energy Summit 2018

Oxera’s Energy practice leads, Jostein Kristensen (Partner) and Sahar Shamsi (Principal), will be participating in Utility Week’s 2018 Energy Summit. Sahar will be presenting alongside Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive of Ofgem, in the first session of the day, which will address the delivery of flexible

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