The impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector The aviation sector is set for significant changes, with increased levels of state aid and public ownership, and firms in distress leading to the potential for further consolidation and restructuring. What do these changes mean for competition in aviation? Given the impact of the
The European Green Deal and its implications for regulation, State aid and competition policy – do the rules need to change?
Oxera Consulting LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP are pleased to invite you to a webinar on the implications of the European Commission’s Green Deal on regulation, State aid and competition policy on Thursday 9 July 2020 from 11:00 to 12:30 CEST. The webinar will focus on the European Commission’s major
The pan-European Transmission Cost Benchmarking Project (TCB18) is an international comparison of electricity and gas transmission system operators’ (TSOs’) cost efficiency. Oxera’s review, undertaken on behalf of the participating European TSOs, identified several areas of the study that will benefit from additional work. In the spirit of strengthening such initiatives in the future, our review
We’re delighted to welcome Dr Eva Deuchert to Oxera as a Senior Adviser. An expert in regulatory economics, econometrics, and efficiency benchmarking, Eva joins Oxera from a large German distribution system operator, where she worked as a Regulation Manager. Previously, she was Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen. Eva will join our German Energy and Analytics practices, where she will bring a wealth of experience thanks to her quantitative background.
The Rail Working Group asked Oxera to estimate the direct microeconomic benefits of the Protocol for African countries, in terms of the savings to operators financing rolling stock under the agreement.
We are delighted to announce the promotions of three Principals to Partner and one Senior Consultant to Principal grade, with immediate effect. This is in recognition of the individuals’ considerable contributions to Oxera’s Transport, Competition and State Aid practices. Michele Granatstein joined Oxera in 2010. She leads Oxera’s Aviation team, providing advice to airports, airlines,
Oxera advises VodafoneZiggo, leading to a successful appeal of the 2018 decision by the ACM in the Dutch broadband market, which means that both KPN and VodafoneZiggo are no longer obliged by regulation to open up their networks to competitors. The CBb cited Oxera’s ‘game theory’ analysis in reaching its decision.
Oxera is committed to protecting the welfare of our colleagues, our clients, and the communities in which we live. Behaving responsibly is at the core of everything we do, and at the core of our relationships; that’s why we’ve taken important measures to protect the people we work with and to help prevent the spread
In August, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) began an investigation into the acquisition by Bottomline Technologies of the Experian Payment Gateway (EPG) business. Following an-depth review, the CMA has fully cleared the merger without the need for divesture or other commitments from Bottomline. Oxera advised Bottomline Technologies during the CMA’s review of its
The General Court has annulled the European Commission’s decision that Valencia Club de Fútbol (Valencia CF) received over €20m in unlawful state aid. Oxera undertook the financial analysis that supported Valencia CF’s appeal to the General Court, and which underpinned the annulment of the European Commission’s decision. In 2016, the European Commission concluded that Spain