Portrait of Roberto Alimonti

Roberto Alimonti : Principal

With over ten years of professional experience in the UK and Italy, Roberto is an expert in the field of competition economics, and has significant expertise in state aid and quantification of follow-on antitrust damages. He has acquired a strong reputation for his work on a number of high-profile cases on behalf of private and public sector clients, including competition authorities and sector regulators. These range from cartel and abuse of dominance cases to state aid, litigation, mergers, and retrospective evaluation of policy decisions.

During his professional career, Roberto has provided economic advice across a wide range of sectors, including communications, energy, financial services, food and drink, healthcare, life sciences, public infrastructure and transport, among others.

Before joining Oxera, Roberto worked for one of the Big Four consulting firms in London, at the UK Office of Fair Trading (the predecessor of the Competition and Markets Authority), and for an Italian economics consultancy.

Roberto speaks English, and Italian.

Tel: +39 06 90258084

Roberto's specialisms include:

Selected
professional experience

  • Leading the Oxera team in the definition of the public service obligation regime for air transportation services for a national authority (2020–)

  • Economic advice in the context of a follow-on damages claim in the Netherlands in relation to an abuse of dominance case in the food and drink industry (2020–)

  • Leading the Oxera team advising on the state aid and regulatory implications of the development of a highway infrastructure in Italy (2020–)

  • Leading the Oxera team advising a regional authority in Italy in the context of start-up aid granted to airlines for the launching of new routes (2020)

  • Economic advice to a national energy regulator in designing the auction mechanism to liberalise the retail electricity market (2019–20)

  • Managing the Oxera team advising two companies active in the provision of maintenance services on the fixed telecommunications network, in the context of two separate follow-on damages claims (2019–)

Selected
publications

  • Alimonti, R., Mautino, L. and Stammati, L. (2020), ‘E-Commerce Growth: Competition and Regulatory Implications for the Postal Sector’, P. L. Parcu et al. (eds), The Changing Postal Environment, Springer.

  • Duncan, F., Alimonti, R. and Sharma, S. (2018), ‘The Development of Infrastructure Competition and Regulation of Oligopolies in Electronic Communications Markets’, Mercato Concorrenza Regole, issue 2, pp. 343–384.

Qualifications

  • Master Degree Specialised Economic Analysis, Competition and Market Regulation, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Spain

  • Laurea Specialistica Social and Economic Sciences, Public Economics and Regulation, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

  • Laurea Triennale European Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

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