Charles River Associates International (CRA) (London)

Simon Chisholm

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

Simon Chisholm is a vice president at Charles River Associates in London. While at CRA, Simon Chisholm has worked on both UK and EU mergers, vertical agreements (including online distribution agreements, MFNs and retail price maintenance), and regulatory submissions. Prior to joining CRA, Simon Chisholm spent over five years at the Competition and Markets Authority and Office of Fair Trading. As Head of Merger Economics and Deputy Director in the Mergers Group, Simon directed the economic analysis for merger cases and was involved in most major merger decisions during his time there. Prior to this Simon Chisholm was the lead economist on merger cases. He has led or directed the analysis across a wide range of cases and sectors, including : fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. Diageo/United, Unilever/Alberto Culver, Barr/Britvic), local markets (e.g. Breedon/Aggregate Industries, Cineworld/Picturehouse, Rank/Gala), transport (e.g. Ryanair/Aer Lingus, Eurotunnel/MyFerryLink), financial markets (e.g. LSE/LCH.Clearnet), and media markets (e.g. Local World, Kent Messenger/Northcliffe). Following his time at the CMA, Simon was a senior civil servant directing the economic analysis for consumer and competition policy at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. At BIS, Simon also led the economic regulation and postal regulation teams.


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1058 Bulletin

Oliver Latham, Simon Chisholm, Samuel Lynch The UK Competition Authority clears the takeover of a mobile payments company after conducting an in-depth Phase 2 probe (PayPal / iZettle)


Acquisitions of Potential Rivals in Digital/Tech : Valuation Analysis as Key Economic Too - PayPal/iZettle Antitrust authorities everywhere are increasingly concerned with so-called “killer acquisitions” – cases where an established incumbent buys up a small rival which might have the (...)

Ian Small, Simon Chisholm The UK Competition Appeals Tribunal upholds a decision to prohibit a merger in the energy and commodities trading sector (Intercontinental Exchange / Trayport)


The CAT upheld on 6 March 2017 the CMA’s decision to prohibit ICE’s acquisition of the energy and commodities trading platform Trayport. The CMA’s original decision found that ICE could use ownership of Trayport to foreclose competitors, shifting liquidity to its own exchanges. It was the (...)


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