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
    Google Settles French Antitrust Probe For $268M
    On 7 June 2021, the French Competition Authority (ADLC) fined Google EUR 220 million ($268 million) for abusing its dominant position in the markets for online...
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  • 02
    CMA clears Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax
    On 8 March 2021, the European Commission unconditionally cleared Microsoft’s $7.5bn acquisition of ZeniMax (publisher of video games including the Fallout and...
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  • 03
    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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