Portrait of Simone Negro

Simone Negro : Consultant

Simone is a member of Oxera’s Regulation & Market Design and Competition teams. He holds a BSc and an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, focusing on competition economics and industrial organisation. Prior to joining Oxera in September 2019, he gained experience working at the European Commission DG Competition and RBB Economics.

Simone has worked on merger cases in a variety of sectors, including banking, transport, oil and gas, and food. He has provided advice in Article 101 and 102 cases, as well as on follow-on damages in many industries—such as clothing, beauty, waste management, cement and sport broadcasting. He has also been involved in market investigations and regulatory reviews in the waste industry, the postal sector, the funeral sector, telecoms and aviation.

Simone has contributed to cases in many jurisdictions, including the EU, Italy, UK, Ireland, Canada, Poland and Croatia.

Simone speaks English, and Italian.

Tel: +39 02 30450296

Simone's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Economic support in a Competition Act Section I and Section II case in the market for graduation services in the UK (2021)

  • Economic advice in damages proceedings in the Italian cement industry (2021)

  • Economic advice to a payment cards company in the Italian market (2021–22)

  • Economic support in relation to two Article 102 NCA investigations in the Italian waste industry (2020–21)

  • Economic advice to Royal Mail in the context of Ofcom’s review of postal regulation (2021–22)

  • Economic advice on a merger between two leading firms in the oil and gas sector in Poland (2020–21)


  • Macchiati, A., Negro, S., Stammati, L. and Onado, M. (2021), ‘Banche italiane, l’eredità della crisi finanziaria globale e della pandemia Covid-19: finora tutto bene’, Bancaria, 10 October.


  • MSc Economics, Bocconi University, Italy

  • BSc Economics, Bocconi University, Italy

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