I help companies, their advisers and investors as they anticipate or navigate merger investigations by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority.,

I often work alongside other expert advisers, providing highly-targeted interventions to assess case prospects and/or strengthen the case – for example:

  • Constructive challenge to help strengthen draft submissions – a fresh pair of eyes – a Devil’s Advocate
  • Preparing executives for CMA investigation hearings, including as a panelist for rehearsal hearings
  • Deploying unique research from over 400 past CMA cases to identify and assess risks, sharpen arguments and provide analytical support to key decisions, such as case notification strategy
  • Delivering training and briefing events for companies and their advisers

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My work draws on:

  • Over 20 years experience working in UK merger control for business and the competition authorities, including as Head of Merger Economics at the OFT
  • Close involvement in hundreds of UK merger investigations
  • Analysis from a unique UK merger database to guide effective case-making

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I also:

  • train competition agencies around the world in investigation skills and techniques
  • run training events for companies and advisers on how to make a better merger case
  • advise companies involved in CMA market investigations