Portrait of Sam Carr

Sam Carr : Senior Consultant

Sam is a member of Oxera’s Competition and Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences teams. He has worked on a wide range of competition issues in a variety of sectors, including merger investigations by both the European Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), follow-on antitrust damages, abuse of dominance cases, and market investigations. He also has experience of damages quantification in the pharmaceutical sector.

In 2021, Sam completed a six-month secondment as an economist at the CMA. During this time, he worked on merger investigations, including a large phase 2 merger in the transportation and storage industry.

Prior to joining Oxera, Sam completed a BSc and an MSc in Economics at the University of Warwick, focusing on econometrics and competition economics. Since joining, he has also completed an MSc in Economics at the University of Warwick.

Sam speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253065

Sam's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Supporting a global pharamceutical supplier in its defence of a follow-on damages claim from a UK purchaser (2023–)

  • Advising a biotechnology company in the context of merger investigations by the European Commission and other competition authorities globally (2023–)

  • Advising a corporate veterinary group in relation to the CMA review into the veterinary services market (2023–)

  • Assisting a supplier of demolition services in the UK with its appeal of a CMA Decision, focusing on market definition (2022–)

  • Supported the Central Laser Facility to prepare the economic case for its successful application for funding from the UK government for a new laser (2022–23)

  • Advised Mastercard in its defence of a damages claim from a group of UK retailers in relation to interchange fees (2021–22)


  • Chowdhury, A., Barbera, A. and Carr, S. (2022), ‘Biosimilar Competition: an Economist’s Perspective’, in I. Vandenborre et al. (eds), The Guide to Life Sciences, GCR, pp. 43–55.


  • MSc Economics, University of Warwick, UK

  • BSc (Hons) Economics, University of Warwick, UK

Latest Insights:  Sam Carr

Back to top