Profile

Joseph is an experienced competition economist and qualified accountant providing advice on litigation, antitrust, market investigations and mergers. He has a particular specialism in matters that require the application of empirical analysis, such as econometrics, to assess underlying competition issues or harms. He is one of Oxera’s leading advisers in the area of follow-on antitrust litigation. Able to work across jurisdictions, Joseph has led projects providing evidence to competition authorities (including the CMA and European Commission) and a number of national courts.

An experienced communicator, one of Joseph’s core skills is making complex economics concepts practical, relevant and clear, and he has experience of providing expert testimony in the UK and to the European Commission. He is a trainer on Oxera’s established Economics for Competition Law course, providing economics training to solicitors, barristers and in-house counsel across Europe. He has also delivered EU-sponsored courses on the quantification of competition damages for member state judges.

Providing advice across a wide range of industry sectors, Joseph has particular experience working in the fields of payments services and telecoms. Prior to joining Oxera, Joseph worked for four years in BT Group’s finance division, where he received his accountancy training. He also conducted an econometric research project at the Bank of England.

Selected project experience

  • Economic advice to European truck OEMs in defending cartel claims in multiple European jurisdictions (2018–)
  • Competition advice to a UK funeral services provider with respect to a CMA market study, including evaluation of the competition risk of different business models (2018)
  • Advice to the Post Office in its acquisition of bill payments provider, Payzone, cleared by the CMA at phase one (2018)
  • Range of economics and claim quantification advice to a number of claimant law firms and funders in the preliminary stages of competition litigation (2017–)
  • Litigation support to National Grid in evaluating the damages resulting from a European cartel in the power cables market (2016–)
  • Competition and impact assessment advice in an intellectual property dispute for a global producer of microchip manufacturing equipment (2016–18)
  • Economic advice to Dorothy Gibson, class representative in the UK’s first collective proceedings under the Consumer Rights Act, in her claim against Pride Mobility (2017)
  • Strategic advice to a major international card scheme on a wide range of economic issues in advance of the interchange fee regulation review and other regulatory investigations (2016–)
  • Competition advice to a major international card scheme in relation to a European Commission investigation into alleged Article 101 infringements (2015–)
  • Competition advice to a major international card scheme in relation to a number of damages claims regarding interchange fees (2015–)
  • Led economic impact assessments for Liberty Global relating to the economic effect of cable broadband roll-out (2016–17)
  • Advice to STIM, the Swedish music collecting society, concerning the online royalty rates that are compatible with Article 102 TFEU (2016)
  • Advice to the UK Cards Association on the economic impact of the interchange fee regulation (2016)
  • Expert advice to Stagecoach Group through submissions to the QCS Board on the legal economic tests required to introduce a QCS under the Transport Act 2000 (2015)
  • Advised Google on the economic impact of online platforms on the EU economy (2015)
  • Advised Scottish Power in responding to the CMA market investigation into the GB energy market (2014–15)
  • Advised Google on the economic impact of changes to Internet intermediary liability protection law in Germany, Chile, India and Thailand (2014–15)
  • Economic impact assessment for Inmarsat, considering the economic impact of introducing wireless Internet access on aircraft (2014)
  • Development of a methodology for evaluating the long-term benefit of marketing spend in contracts between airports and airlines (2014)
  • Advised Ryanair on conducting analyses under the market economy operator principle (MEOP) in a number of state aid investigations (2013–14)
  • Litigation support and econometric damages calculation for National Grid in the UK Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel damages claim (2013­–14)

Qualifications

  • MPhil Economic Research, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Graduate Diploma in Economics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • MSci Natural Sciences, University of Durham, UK