David Stallibrass

First Principles Economics (London)

David has over 15 years experience as a practicing competition economist. He is currently Director at First Principles Economics. From 2014 to 2017 David worked with Fingleton Associates, advising senior management of major international firms on their regulatory strategies. From 2011 to 2014 David worked as a consultant in China where he was the first economist to testify before both a regional high-court and the Supreme Peoples Court of China in an antitrust dispute. Previously he worked in a number of roles at the UK Office of Fair Trading such as Director responsible for consumer protection and competition enforcement in the health and professional services industries; Assistant Director responsible for the OFT’s investigation into bank charges; Senior Economic Advisor on a wide range of investigations and mergers; and Head of Strategy. David has degrees from Oxford University and the London School of Economics, has published a number of articles on antitrust and regulation, and lectures on contemporary antitrust issues at a number of London universities. From 2017 until 2021 David will split his time between Cairo and London.



2225 Bulletin

David Stallibrass The Cairo Economic Court upholds the recommendation of the Egyptian Competition Agency and fines a TV broadcasting company 400M EGP for abusive bundling of international football events (Nasser Al-Khulaifi / beIN Media)


On 29th January 2018 the Cairo Economic Court found that beIN had abused its position in the market for broadcasting of international football events by forcing the bundled subscription of all the soccer leagues and events in its stable for a minimum duration of 12 months. The decision by the (...)

David Stallibrass The Chinese MOFCOM imposes complex behavioural remedies after identifying potential concerns about impact on competition in the import to China of soy beans (Marubeni / Gavilon)


On the 23rd April 2013 MOFCOM published its 2nd merger decision of the year. It was a clearance, with conditions, of the merger between Marubeni Corp, a publicly listed company headquartered in Japan, and Gavilon Holdings LLC, a privately held company based in the USA. Process The parties (...)

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