Luis holds a doctorate in Economics and Finance from the University of Oxford and leads the Finance & Valuation and Regulation teams at Oxera. He has over 25 years of experience of applying his expertise in economics and finance to competition, regulation and policy issues across a wide range of industries. He provides advice at the board and executive level to companies, regulators and governmental departments in Europe across many sectors, including asset management, banking, communications, energy, securities markets, transport, water and others. He has extensive experience of acting as an expert, providing oral and written evidence, in regulatory, competition, state aid, litigation and arbitration proceedings. His academic research focuses on financial markets, cost of capital, corporate finance, corporate dividend and capital structure policy, financial regulation and corporate governance, and he has published extensively in these areas. He has directed more than 50 policy and research studies for many institutions, for example the European Commission, as well as for the London Stock Exchange, European Asset Management, Ofcom and the UK Competition and Markets Authority, including on financial services, asset management, state aid and corporate control, and has advised financial institutions on state aid matters arising from the global financial crisis.
Luis is a Maître d’Enseignement at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles. Before joining Oxera, he was a Researcher in the Economics and Finance departments of the University of Warwick (between 1992 and 1993) and the University of Oxford (between 1993 and 1994). Luis was a member of the Financial Innovation Standing Committee of the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) for six years until 2018. He has been a member of the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) regulatory expert panel, and a trustee of Trust for London, an independent charitable foundation which aims to tackle poverty and its root causes among the people of London. He has also been a member of the Advisory Board of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
“Having regard to Dr. da Silva’s qualifications and experience, none of which is in dispute, it is fair to say that few people could be more qualified than Dr. da Silva to comment on the consequences of the interpretations of the 1998 Act contended for by the ICCL. It might also be observed at this juncture that the ICCL decided against calling any expert evidence and confined themselves to the averments made by Mr. Fagan, including the worked exampled contained in his affidavits, as well as legal submissions made with great sophistication and skill by their senior counsel as to the literal meaning of the 1998 Act.”
Luis speaks English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253018