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 merger work has involved technology and payments (e.g. Amazon/Deliveroo, Microsoft/LinkedIn, Microsoft/GitHub, Microsoft/ZeniMax, PayPal/iZettle, PayPal/Honey, Taboola/Outbrain, Visa/Plaid, Visa/Tink, Uber/Yandex, Uber/Grab, Uber/Careem, Uber/Postmates and Uber/Cornershop), broadcasting (Fox/Sky, Disney/Fox, Vodafone/Liberty Global), as well as a range of other industries (e.g. Aercap/GECAS, AEG/SMG, Ball/Rexam, INEOS/Solvay, Kongsberg/RRCM and NCR/Cardtronics). His antitrust work includes work for complainants in the Google Android, Google Shopping and Google Ad Tech cases, work for Unilever in its response to concerns in relation to impulse ice cream, work for Amazon in ongoing antitrust investigations as well as a range of ongoing work in pharmaceuticals, technology, travel, sports, finance, and tech. He also works on damages litigation, including work for Visa in the ongoing interchange fee litigation, work on class action claims in the technology space, and for Alstom in relation to the Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel.

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 writing has been published in peer reviewed journals including the Economic Journal and European Competition Journal and he has written on economic issues in other publications including Competition Policy International, the Sunday Times and Vox. In 2020 he was named one of the Global Competition Review’s “40 under 40” of antitrust practitioners worldwide.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Competition Appeal Tribunal certified class action brought by Liza Lovdahl Gormsen v. Meta
    On February 15, 2024, the Competition Appeal Tribunal certified a class action brought by Liza Lovdahl Gormsen v. Meta. The action pertains to the unfair...
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  • 02
    CJEU judgement on Unilever confirms Intel principles also apply to exclusivity clauses
    The European Court of Justice has ruled that authorities investigating alleged abuses of dominant position by means of exclusivity clauses must assess the...
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  • 03
    European Commission clears acquisition of LeasePlan by ALD
    On November 25th, 2022, the European Commission (EC) cleared the acquisition of LeasePlan by ALD, a subsidiary of Société Générale, subject to divestments in...
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