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Luke Pickering : Analyst

Luke is a member of the Finance & Valuation team at Oxera. He works on commercial disputes and regulatory finance cases, with a focus on firm valuation, profitability and data analysis. Luke works across sectors including financial services, energy and digital.

Before joining Oxera in February 2023, Luke completed his Master’s in Finance at Esade Business School in Barcelona. Prior to this, he studied economics at the University of York, which included a one-year placement at Oxera. He has completed additional internships as a technology analyst at a bulge bracket bank, as well as in start-ups in the Web3 and events sectors.

Luke speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253006

Luke's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Cashflow and returns analysis in a trust allocation dispute (2023)

  • Worked on an unfair burden dispute between a regulator and a communications company (2023)

  • Econometric cost modelling for water companies in the lead up to PR24 regulation (2023)

  • Assessed anti-competitive behaviour in an abuse of dominance case against a cryptocurrency exchange (2020)

  • Conducted qualitative analysis of environmental policies to assist a state’s carbon neutral strategy (2019)

  • Analysed trading volumes and liquidity of EU nations in an equity markets study for the European Commission (2019)


  • Ralston-Smith, H., den Boer, A. and Pickering, L. (2020), ‘The rise of the cryptoexchange giants: what next for trading cryptocurrencies?’, Agenda, April.


  • MSc Finance, Esade Business School, Spain

  • BSc (Hons) Economics (with placement), University of York, UK

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