Profile

Othmane is a Senior Consultant in Oxera’s Competition and Financial Services teams. His competition work has involved advising a broad range of clients (from banks to data platform providers) in the context of market investigations, merger reviews and cartel investigations. Othmane has considerable international experience, having advised clients in the context of competition and regulatory investigations in the UK, France, South Africa, Brazil and Malaysia, as well as investigations led by the European Commission.

Prior to joining Oxera, Othmane completed a Masters in Economics of Markets and Organizations at Toulouse School of Economics, focusing on industrial organisation and competition issues. He also has work experience in market finance and corporate banking.

Selected project experience

  • Advice to a bank in the context of the various regulatory and competition investigations into the bond market (2017–)
  • Advice to a European media industry on the design of a data platform (2016–)
  • Advice to FPS, victim of an abuse of dominant position in the context of a follow-on action against TDF in France (2017–)
  • Analysis of the Malaysian capital market for the Securities Commission of Malaysia (2016–17)
  • Advice to a third party on the merger between LSE and Deutsche Börse (2016)
  • Advice to a consumer association to form an abuse of dominance case in front of the European Commission (2015–)
  • Undertook econometric analysis to assist a large chemical compounds producer in settlement discussions (2015)
  • Advice to a water company in the context of its acquisition of a competing company (2015)
  • Provided economic support to a large distribution company in France in the context of its acquisition of a competing distribution network (transaction withdrawn) (2014–15)
  • Advising Ryanair in relation to state aid investigations in Poland (2015)
  • Advice to a bank in the context of the various regulatory and competition investigations into the FX market (2014–)
  • Advice to MLC in the context of the French Competition Authority’s investigation into cartel behaviour in the fresh dairy products market in France (2014)
  • Advice to LDC in the context of the French Competition Authority’s investigation into cartel behaviour in the fresh poultry market in France (2014)

Qualifications

  • MSc Economics of Markets and Organizations, Toulouse School of Economics, France
  • BSc Mathematical Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, France