Sam Brown

Sam Brown | European Competition | Charles River Associates

Sam Brown is an principal in Charles River Associates’ European Competition Practice.

During his time at CRA, Sam has worked on several mergers including Ladbrokes/Coral in the UK and Baxter/Gambro before the European Commission as well as a number of ongoing mergers both at the EC and UK level. His work has also covered damages litigation (including ALSTOM/National Grid); alleged anticompetitive agreements (including Horizon Sports Management/Rory McIlroy); abuse of dominance (primarily in the pharmaceutical and oil/gas sector); and market investigations (including the CMA’s investigation into energy).

Prior to joining CRA, Sam completed an MSc in Economics and a BSc in International Economics from the University of Essex where he was an ESRC scholar.

Sam Brown | European Competition | Charles River Associates

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Group merger
    CRA consultants advised parties to the Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Group merger. The merger was previously blocked when it was attempted in 1998. The Competition...
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  • 02
    VTech acquisition of LeapFrog
    We advised both parties on VTech’s acquisition of LeapFrog. After an in-depth Phase II investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority signaled its...
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  • 03
    Abbott/Alere cleared by EC, subject to conditions
    The European Commission has approved Abbott’s acquisition of Alere in Phase I, subject to divestments in point-of-care testing of blood gases and cardiac...
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