We are delighted to welcome both Marie Kraihammer and Anthony Zhang to Economic Insight. Prior to joining us, Marie interned for European Economic and Marketing Consultants, Austrian Central Bank, Commerzbank Business Consulting, Fulcrum Consulting and REWE Group. She has a BSc Business Administration and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. Anthony has previously interned for LSE, Crosschain OU, Huatai Securities and Jacobs Engineering Group. He also has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, followed by an MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science at the University of Warwick.
The Competition Appeals Tribunal has today published an application on behalf of Tobii AB (a manufacturer of adaptive and assistive communication technology for the disabled) for a review of the Competition and Market Authority’s decision to block the company’s merger with Smartbox. The grounds of Tobii’s appeal include claimed failings of procedural fairness and a failure by the CMA to collect sufficiently relevant and reliable evidence. Economic Insight are advising Tobii in relation to the merger decision appeal.
11.09.19 – DIT appoints Economic Insight as advisor on project to identify trends in industrial demand
Economic Insight is once again working with the Department for International Trade on a strategic project to collect evidence on forecasting trends in industrial demand.
10.09.19 – Economic Insight presents at a Westminster policy conference on competition in the digital economy
Senior consultant, Aastha Mantri, spoke in a panel discussing transparency, competition and remuneration issues in the digital advertising value chain.
30.08.19 – Economic Insight report referenced by multiple water companies in PR19 representations to Ofwat
Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Welsh Water and Yorkshire Water used Economic Insight’s report on financeability of the notional firm to support their PR19 representations to Ofwat today.
MOSL – the market operator of England’s non-household water market – has appointed Economic Insight to help undertake a strategic review of its market performance framework (MPF). The purpose of the MPF is to ensure that the market operations – such as switching processes – happen to a high standard. The strategic review involves a ‘root and branch’ assessment of whether changes to the existing MPF could improve market operations to the benefit of non-household customers.
Economic Insight is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Stoddart as a Senior Consultant. Paul joins us from another economics consultancy firm, where he advised extensively on competition matters.
James Harvey and Sam Williams have both been voted by peers and clients as amongst the world’s leading practitioners for competition economics. They have been included in both the Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2019 and Experts guides.
Economic Insight is sponsoring the CDR Competition Litigation Symposium being held in London on 14.11.2019. We look forward to catching up with colleagues there.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has commissioned Economic Insight to develop an evaluation framework for its Looking to the Future (LTTF) reforms. The LTTF reforms, which will be implemented in November 2019 in full, bring about far reaching changes to the legal services market and the way consumers will be able to access legal services. The evaluation framework will provide guidance to the SRA on how best to monitor and evaluate the impact of these reforms once they are implemented later in the year.