Oxera (London)

Avantika Chowdhury

Oxera (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Avantika is Partner at Oxera’ based in London and Brussels, with nearly fifteen years of experience in providing expert economic advice on competition matters and commercial disputes. She has advised on merger assessments, vertical and horizontal agreements and abuse of dominance cases in front of the European Commission and other competition authorities, and on antitrust and damages litigation. Avantika has broad sectoral experience, with specific expertise in life sciences, technology and in digital and intellectual property matters, having advised clients such as AstraZeneca, Abbott, ASML, Booking.com, Dyson, Ericsson, Google, Nokia, Pfizer, RWE, Skyscanner, Sandoz and Tesla. She has acted as expert in antitrust and damages litigation and in wider commercial disputes, including in front of the High Court in England, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, and courts in Ireland and the Netherlands. Avantika has a MSc in Quantitative Economics and a PhD in Economics, is listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists and is an active contributor to policy discussions through speaking engagements, journal publications and book volumes. She is also involved in delivering economics courses for judges and competition authorities.


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107 Bulletin

Avantika Chowdhury The EU Commission fines a Big Tech company €2.42 billion for abusing its dominant position as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to its comparison shopping service (Google shopping)


In 2017 the European Commission imposed a record €2.4bn fine on Google for abusing its dominant position in online search by giving preferential treatment to its own comparison shopping service. Such complex cases of leveraging of market power also arise in other digital markets and raise (...)

3910 Review

Mário Marques Mendes, Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, Luc Gyselen, Avantika Chowdhury, Mario Siragusa, Alice Setari, Iñigo Igartua Arregui, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Nathalie Pétrignet, Vincent Lorieul The VBER and Vertical Guidelines: Revision or Reform? Reflection on critical issues


While the European Commission is exploring a possible revision of the VBER and of the Vertical Guidelines and assessing the various policy options proposed, this volume aims to reflect on some of the relevant issues and subjects in the VBER, some more controversial than others, but all having (...)

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