Charles River Associates International (CRA) (London)

Oliver Latham

Charles River Associates International (CRA) (London)
Vice President

Oliver Latham is a Vice President in Charles River Associates’ European Competition Practice in London. He specialises in the application of econometric techniques to competition assessments as well as in cases involving multi-sided platforms and innovative industries. His work covers mergers (including Ball/Rexam, INEOS/Solvay, LG/Ziggo, Microsoft/LinkedIn, PayPal/iZettle, Fox/Sky, AEG/SMG, Kongsberg/RRCM, Vodafone/Liberty Global, Uber/Yandex, Uber/Grab and Uber/Careem); abuse of dominance (including working for complainants in the Google Android and Amazon eBooks cases, for Unilever in its response to concerns in relation to pricing of impulse ice cream, and a number of ongoing cases in the pharmaceuticals and technologies sector); damages litigation (including work for Visa in the ongoing payment card interchange fee litigation and for Alstom in relation to damages due to the Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel); and alleged anticompetitive agreements (e.g. alleged RPM by UK department stores and geo-blocking clauses in the Pay-TV sector). Prior to joining CRA Dr Latham completed a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a teaching fellow in the Faculty of Economics and a consultant at the Centre for Policy Studies. His academic work has been published in the Economic Journal and he has also written on economic matters in publications such as the Sunday Times, Indian Express, and Vox.


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1578 Bulletin

Oliver Latham, Uğur Akgün The UK Competition Authority clears the acquisition of a minority shareholding and certain rights in a food delivery company in its first application of the “failing firm” defence (Amazon / Deliveroo)


On 4 August 2020 the CMA cleared Amazon’s proposed minority investment in Deliveroo. Having previously been concerned that the investment could damage competition by discouraging Amazon from re-entering restaurant food delivery in the UK and altering its competitive incentives in respect of (...)

Cristina Caffarra, Jenny Haydock, Matthew Bennett, Oliver Latham The UK Office of Fair Trading takes the view that bilateral communications of retail prices between manufacturers and retailers are problematic (Sports Bras)


When do retail price communications between retailers and manufacturers become RPM?* Introduction Commercial negotiations between manufacturers and retailers necessarily involve a discussion of wholesale prices, but they may also involve a discussion of potential retail prices, including (...)

1435 Review

Pierre Régibeau, Oliver Latham Pierre Régibeau (DG COMP): The exit interview


Interview conducted by Oliver Latham, Charles River Associates International, London ********** You’ve been chief economist through a period of big developments in competition policy. We have got the rise of New Brandeisian thinking in the US, a more muscular approach to merger (...)

Katarzyna Czapracka, Martin D’Halluin, Oliver Latham Start-ups, European champions and unicorns for a digital sovereignty: What role for competition policy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 3 Nov. 2020)


Contents: Reining in digital unicorns: Is Europe setting the rules for the world?, Dr Katarzyna Czapracka, Partner, White & Case, Brussels and Warsaw A few thoughts on privacy and competition, Martin d’Halluin, Senior Vice President, Global Competition Law & Policy Counsel, News (...)


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