Portrait of Michele Granatstein

Michele Granatstein : Partner

Michele specialises in regulation and competition. Much of her work has focused on issues in the transport sector, including regulatory price review processes in aviation and rail, consideration of competition issues in the aviation sector, and advice to investors as part of regulatory due diligence.

Michele is Oxera’s representative on the ACI Europe Economics Committee.

Michele speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6606

Michele's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Regulatory advice to a large European airport in the context of an interim review of its regulatory determination due to COVID-19 (2020)

  • Analysis of the effectiveness of testing schemes for COVID-19 for air passengers on behalf of airlines and airports (2020)

  • Project Director of analysis for Transport Canada regarding the merger between Air Canada and Air Transat (2020)

  • Analysis of damages caused by COVID-19 on behalf of the Romanian Airports Association for an aid notification to the European Commission (2020)

  • Regulatory and strategic advice to NATS (2019–20)

  • Project Director of behavioural experiment for the UK Department for Transport on slot allocation at airports (2019)


  • Granatstein, M. (2020), ‘Using competition tools during the COVID-19 pandemic: are merger control and state support substitutes or complements?’, 19:4, Competition Law Journal, pp. 201–05.

  • Granatstein, M. and Niels, G. (2015), ‘Ground rules on airport access: the Arriva v Luton case, Competition Law Journal, 14:1, pp. 59–64.

  • Granatstein, M., Makhkamova, L. and Niels, G. (2013), ‘Quantifying lost profits in the 2 Travel v Cardiff Bus damages action before the Competition Appeal Tribunal’, Competition Law Journal, 12:1, pp. 124–31.


  • MPA Public and Economic Policy, London School of Economics, UK

  • BA Economics and Business, McGill University, Canada

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