Portrait of James May

James May : Senior Consultant

James is a Senior Consultant in Oxera’s Competition team. He has worked on cases involving anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance and damages, across a variety of industries including financial services, energy, communications and retail.

James has particular expertise in competition litigation cases in the UK, where he has advised both claimants and defendants in relation to standalone and follow-on claims arising from cartels, other forms of agreements and abuse of dominance. This includes advising National Grid in relation to its claim against the Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel, advising Mastercard in its defence against a number of damages claims regarding interchange fees, advising BritNed, National Grid and Scottish Power in relation to their claims against the high voltage cables cartel and advising Google regarding its defence against a number of damages claims following the Google Shopping decision (2018−present).

James speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253083

James' specialisms include:

Selected
professional experience

  • Advice to National Grid and Scottish Power regarding a damages claim against the high voltage cables cartel (2019–20)

  • Advice to a rail company regarding its defence against a standalone claim that it abused its dominant position (2019–)

  • Advice to a financial services company in the context of a PSR investigation into an alleged breach of Article 101 (2019–)

  • Advice to Google regarding its defence against a number of damages claims in Europe following the Google Shopping decision (2018–)

  • Advice to a manufacturer of building products in the context of an investigation by the CMA into an alleged breach of Article 101 (2018–)

  • Advice to purchasers of lifts and elevators regarding their claim for damages
    (2018–)

Qualifications

  • MSc Economics, University College London

  • BSc Economics, University of Southampton