Our expertise spans virtually all areas of industry and commerce.

Over the years we have built up strong relationships with clients from all areas of industry and commerce as well as with all of the major law firms specialising in competition law.

Whatever a client’s size or sector, we place great value on our relationship and deliver excellent service and practical solutions. Our experience is wide ranging, from industries such as energy, mining and steel, to the manufacturing of sophisticated medical equipment, financial services and sports rights.

Our clients

Examples of companies we have advised include:

Anglo-American

Bertelsmann

BHP Billiton

BP

British Airways

Coca-Cola

Esteé Lauder

Evraz

FA Premier League

General Electric

Google

Heineken

Heinz

Imperial Tobacco

Lafarge

Liberty Global

Nike

Nokia

Oracle

RWE

Ryanair

Sainsbury’s

Sasol

Shell

Sony

T-Mobile

Telstra

Ticketmaster

Uralkali

Wal-Mart

Banking and financial services

Broadcasting

Chemicals and coatings

Construction and construction materials

Drinks and drink distribution

Electrical equipment and components

Electricity generation and distribution

Fast-moving consumer goods (non-food)

Food and dairy products

Freight and logistics

Fuel and fuel retailing

Grocery retail

Healthcare

Industrial and automotive

Information and communication technology

Media, media rights and advertising

Mining and forestry

Music, gaming and entertainment

Pharmaceuticals and medical devices

Pulp, paper and packaging

Specialist retail

Telecommunications and cable TV

Transport and travel services

Wholesaling

Sectors in which we operate

Healthcare

Integrated Dental Holdings/Associated Dental Practices (2011): RBB Economics advised both parties during the 2011 UK OFT investigation of their merger — OFT Press Release 64/11

Orbis/Atrium (2011): RBB Economics advised Orbis during the 2012 Dutch NMa investigation of its merger with Atrium — NMa Press Release 5 September 2011

Dutch health care authority (NZa) (2011): RBB Economics  prepared a report for the NZa on buyer power and collective bargaining in the health care sector — www.nza.nl

Cinven/Classic Hospitals (2008): RBB Economics advised Spire Healthcare Limited (part of Cinven) during the investigation by the UK OFT of its acquisition of Classic Hospitals Group Ltd — OFT Case No.ME/3610/08

Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) v Irish Pharmaceutical Union (IPU) (2007): RBB Economics advised the HSE on competition aspects of its dispute with IPU before the High Court — Irish High Court case No.2007IEHC 222

Nordic Capital/Handicare (2010): RBB Economics advised Nordic Capital on
the Dutch competition authority’s investigation into its acquisition of Handicare,
a manufacturer of inter alia electric wheelchairs