Muath Masri

Principal
Muath Masri | European Antitrust Competition | Charles River Associates

Muath is a Principal in Charles River Associates’ European Competition Practice. He advises clients on competition cases, including horizontal and vertical mergers, abuse of dominance investigations, and the competitive effects of commercial agreements.

Muath has managed large teams of economists on several high-profile cases, leading the empirical analysis which often relied on large amounts of data.  Specifically, he has expertise in analysing the competitive effects of mergers in multi-sided tech markets including ride-hailing and local delivery (e.g., advising Uber on mergers such as Uber/Careem in the Middle East, Uber/Autocab in the UK, Uber/Postmates in the US, and Uber/Cornershop in Mexico and Chile). His experience also extends to other tech and software markets (Microsoft/GitHub, European Commission; ESS/ParentPay, UK), local retail mergers (Sainsbury’s /Asda, UK; CP/Tesco, Thailand), pharmaceuticals (alleged anti-competitive agreements, UK), telecoms (Cellnex/Arqiva, UK) and industrials (Ingersoll Rand/Gardner Denver, European Commission). In the US, Muath has helped tech clients navigate Second Requests from the FTC and DOJ, delivering several terabytes of data.

As an Arabic speaker, Muath is uniquely placed to provide antitrust advice in line with best practice to clients in the Middle East, building on his prior experience engaging with the region’s antitrust authorities as well as his broader experience in Europe and the US.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    European Commission conditionally clears Celanese’s acquisition of DuPont’s Mobility & Materials Business
    On 11th October, the European Commission (EC) conditionally cleared the anticipated acquisition by Celanese Corporation of the majority of DuPont’s Mobility &...
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  • 02
    Uber’s acquisition of Cornershop approved in Mexico
    On December 11, 2020, the Mexican antitrust agency Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (“COFECE”) unconditionally approved Uber’s acquisition of a...
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  • 03
    DOJ clears Uber’s acquisition of Postmates
    Uber has completed its acquisition of Postmates after the deal was cleared by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) on November 9, 2020. The Parties overlapped in...
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