Portrait of João Chacra

João Chacra : Senior Consultant

João is a member of Oxera’s Finance & Valuation team. He specialises in regulatory finance and the economics of infrastructure assets, with a particular focus on cost of capital estimation, risk assessment, and asset valuation.

João has developed analysis as part of market investigations by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and state aid investigations by DG Competition. He delivers sessions in regulatory finance at Oxera’s Utility Finance and Utility Regulation courses as well as ad hoc workshops for clients.

João speaks English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Tel: +39 0230 450298

João's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Advice for a water company on the PR19 CMA appeal (2020–21)

  • Market economy operator principle assessment for an Italian transport company (2021)

  • Assessed the fair value of assets in the context of commercial disputes in Europe (2020)

  • Strategic advice on the response to new competition in the context of the payment system market (2019)

  • Strategic advice on the assessment of rail renewals charge for HS1 (2019)

  • Strategic advice on the discount rate applied for an energy company in Switzerland (2019)


  • MSc Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

  • BSc, Bocconi University, Milan

Latest Insights:  João Chacra

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Should the tax shields of a firm be discounted with the risk-free rate or the cost of debt? Or perhaps the weighted average cost of capital? The answer will affect…
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On 29 June 2022, Ofgem published its Draft Determinations (DDs) for the RIIO-ED2 price control covering the electricity distribution (ED) sector. The regulatory cycle for the ED sector follows that…
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a summary of its Provisional Determination of the appeals in respect of Ofgem’s RIIO-GD2 and RIIO-T2 price control review. Out of 12…

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