Simon Chisholm

Vice President

Simon advises clients on M&A and competition investigations, abuse of dominance and litigation matters before antitrust regulators and courts. He has advised firms before the European Commission, the UK competition authority (the CMA) and UK courts, and other national competition authorities worldwide (in particular, in Australia and the US). Simon has also provided expert economic advice to competition agencies while in private practice.

Prior to joining CRA, Simon spent over six years at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (and its predecessor the Office of Fair Trading) where, amongst other roles, he led the team of economists analyzing UK mergers as Head of Merger Economics.

Simon is recognized as a Global Thought Leader in competition economics by Who’s Who Legal and described by peers as ‘analytically and intellectually brilliant’, ‘leaves no stone unturned and is very sharp’, and ‘provides superb analysis in complex cases…is very strong strategically and technically’

Simon’s antitrust and mergers experience spans a broad range of sectors, including: tech and online platforms, manufacturing, pharma, healthcare and medical equipment, retail and local markets, transport (airlines, rail, bus), financial services and insurance, FMCG, oil & gas, sports, and data and privacy, as well as particular expertise with minority shareholdings and vertical mergers.

Simon currently teaches about merger assessment on KCL’s PGDip in Economics for Competition Law.

Who’s Who Legal Thought Leader in Competition Economics, 2022
Who’s Who Legal Competition Economics and Consulting Expert Global Leader, 2021
Who’s Who Legal Competition Economics Leader, 2020
Global Competition Review’s 40 under 40.
Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal Future Leader in Competition Economics in 2019

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Economic support provided in Bloomberg’s successful acquisition of Broadway Technology
    Charles River Associates was retained by Bloomberg to advise on its acquisition of Broadway Technology, a provider of fixed-income trading execution management...
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  • 02
    Copart’s acquisition unconditionally cleared after Phase 2 Provisional Findings overturned
    On 14 July, the Competition Markets Authority (CMA) unconditionally cleared Copart’s acquisition of Hills’ Green Parts Specialist. The CMA referred the deal to...
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  • 03
    CRA consultants assist in clearance of oil and gas deal
    Baker Hughes has obtained global antitrust clearance for its acquisition of Altus Intervention. Both parties were active in well intervention services,...
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