The Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index 2019 lists Oxera in its top 10 In publishing its annual index, GAR noted that, over the past year, Oxera had doubled its number of hearings and held steady its average claim value (of US$433m), adding: ‘The firm was founded originally by Oxford
An arbitral tribunal established in respect of the dispute between Standard Life Aberdeen (‘SLA’) and Lloyds Banking Group/Scottish Widows (‘LBG’) has ruled in favour of SLA. In particular, the tribunal ruled that LBG was not entitled to give notice, on 14 February 2018, to terminate the investment management agreements in respect of assets managed
On 19 March, Oxera participated in the International Railway Congress 2019 in Vienna. The Congress was attended by over 500 international guests, including representatives from more than 100 well-known companies and over 20 countries.
Oxera had a closer look at HS2 (High Speed 2) and what can be expected from a benefit–cost ratio perspective. If constructed in full, the train line is expected to bring positive economic outcomes as well as improving rail connections between the North and South of England in the future.
On the day that northern leaders unite to back the £39bn investment in Northern Powerhouse Rail, Oxera’s analysis for Channel 4 Dispatches suggests that the scheme could offer high value for money.
On 17 January, Commissioner Vestager hosted a one-day conference on ‘Shaping competition policy in the era of digitisation’. As well as providing inputs to the conference on market power in digital, data and algorithmic competition, several members of Oxera’s team attended the event. Our reactions to the four main themes are summarised below. Competition,
Oxera is delighted to have two Agenda articles nominated for the 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards. The aim of the Antitrust Writing Awards is to promote competition scholarship and to contribute to competition advocacy. The jury contributes to this achievement by selecting the best writings published in 2018. Discover our nominated Oxera articles: Dr Gunnar
Oxera is delighted to announce that Peter Culham has joined as an Associate. Peter is an experienced regulatory and competition economist who has spent the majority of his career in the communications sector. He joined the Government Economic Service in 1979 and worked in a number of government departments, including Transport, Environment and Defence, before
Oxera is pleased to note that the Italian Competition Authority has accepted the legal and economic arguments put forward by Kedrion and Grifols regarding their joint bid for the collection of donated blood and the manufacture and supply of plasma-based drugs to Italy’s National Health Services. Pascale Déchamps, Partner, and Roberto Alimonti, Senior Consultant, advised
On 13 January 2019, Sole 24 Ore, a major Italian daily newspaper specialising in business and economic news, published an article about the impact of a government nationalisation proposal in the Italian water sector. The article describes how regulatory intervention has contributed to growth in investment levels over the last five years, and presents a