Profile

Tamrat is a member of Oxera’s Competition and Litigation Support teams. He has particular expertise in competition-related disputes, having advised firms and competition authorities in cases relating to damages, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominance, and state aid. Tamrat has extensive experience working across a variety of industries including energy, financial services, communications, transport, and retail. He has assisted in the preparation of expert testimonies presented to the High Court, ICC, LCIA, Canadian Competition Tribunal, and Hong Kong Competition Tribunal.

Prior to joining Oxera, Tamrat completed an MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics. He also has experience in banking, having previously worked at Macquarie as an analyst in its Investment Banking Division.

Selected project experience

  • Advising a multinational corporation regarding allegations of an abuse of dominance, in the context of a confidential arbitration under LCIA rules (2019–)
  • Advising a major financial services company in the context of investigations by multiple competition authorities into its exclusive agreements (2018–)
  • Estimation of damages resulting from a cartel in roll-on/roll-off shipping (2018–)
  • Assisting in the preparation of expert evidence for the Hong Kong Competition Commission in a construction sector case at the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal (2018)
  • Assisting in the preparation of expert evidence for the Canadian Competition Bureau in an abuse of dominance case against a major airport (2017–18)
  • Advice to BritNed regarding its follow-on damages claim against the high-voltage cables cartel (2017–18)
  • Assessment of potential distortions to competition arising from an intra-modal public transport merger in the UK, focusing on geographic data analysis and assessing profit incentives to raise prices (2016)
  • Assessment of distortions to competition arising from a potential merger in the health industry, with a focus on geographic concentration analysis (2016)
  • Econometric assessment of overcharge in the context of claims brought against a cartel in cathode ray tubes (2016)
  • Prepared expert evidence for a group of follow-on claimants in the air cargo cartel follow-on damages case, with a focus on computing market shares and an econometric assessment of upstream pass-on (2015)
  • Assessed the level of damages in an abuse-of-dominance case in the airline industry (2015)
  • Quantifying damages suffered by a multinational oil and gas engineering and construction company in the context of an international arbitration case (2015–18)
  • Econometric assessment of overcharge in the context of claims brought against a cartel in transformers (2015)
  • Econometric analysis of the passing-on of access charges with respect to claims brought against Local Authorities under Environmental Information Regulations (2014–15)

Qualifications

  • MSc Economics, London School of Economics, UK
  • BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Warwick, UK