Oliver Latham

Vice President

Oliver Latham is a Vice President in Charles River Associates’ European Competition Practice. 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.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Uber/Cornershop
    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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  • 02
    Uber/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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  • 03
    Uber/Careem
    On January 3 2020, Uber completed the $3.1bn acquisition of Careem. Uber and Careem overlapped in the supply of ride-sharing services in Egypt, Saudi-Arabia,...
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