The Global Competition Review ’s (GCR) fourth edition of Women in Antitrust profiles 100 successful women in the field of competition law.
Oxera report suggests CityFibre’s ‘anchor tenant’ approach can significantly contribute towards unlocking increased investment to achieve the UK government’s broadband targets
Next generation access networks promise a step change in broadband speeds that could be the catalyst for a range of innovative services and new communication possibilities. To deliver this, network operators will need to make large investments, laying high bandwidth fibre optic cable ever closer to users’ homes and businesses. Could an alternative model for financing ultra-fast broadband investments be a solution to deliver ‘future-proof’ infrastructure to the UK’s towns and cities?
Getting next generation access (NGA) regulation right is of crucial importance to the European telecommunications industry. ComReg—Ireland’s communications regulator—has been at the forefront of designing world-class NGA regulation, and its recently published decisions will provide a blueprint for the future. Oxera has advised ComReg throughout the process.
The House of Commons Transport Committee is conducting an inquiry into the UK’s aviation strategy. As part of this, it asked Oxera to develop a set of questions for the Committee to use to probe the evidence put forward by witnesses.
Oxera Consulting is delighted to welcome Anthony Julius, Deputy Chairman of Mishcon de Reya, to its Board as Non-executive Director.
The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport has today published a report, jointly written by Oxera and RBconsult, which identifies and assesses methods of disincentivising overbidding to obtain toll road concessions. The result is a set of international best practice principles and recommendations to minimise overbidding within public–private partnerships.
Based on yesterday’s RPI figure for July, regulated rail fares in England will rise by 6.2% on average.
Oxera discussed this issue in an Agenda article last year, when the RPI + 3 fares policy was first expected to be used to set regulated fares in January 2012. Ultimately the policy was revised back to the previous position of RPI + 1 in last November’s Autumn Statement.
Oxera acted as expert economic advisers assisting South Staffordshire Water and its legal advisers, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, during the Competition Commission (CC) inquiry into the merger with Cambridge Water. This is the first time that the CC has cleared a water merger without any undertakings since the Enterprise Act came into force in 2002.
On July 5th, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) issued a judgment in 2 Travel Group Plc (In Liquidation) v Cardiff City Transport Services Limited . This was a ‘follow-on’ damages claim based on a finding by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in 2008 that Cardiff Bus had engaged in anti-competitive practices against 2 Travel, an entrant into the market for local bus services in Cardiff.