RBB Economics provides independent, expert economic advice on all aspects of competition law. We combine intellectual rigour with practical knowledge and technical economic skills to deliver analysis that is robust, clear and effective.
‘We had regular contact with the RBB consultants on our case. They were always available, supportive and responsive to our needs. Everyone we dealt with was professional, friendly and totally committed to our case.’— International Airlines Group
‘They were thorough, professional and hugely supportive throughout the entire process and we have happily worked with them on many occasions, including the important Art. 102 investigation.’— Google
‘RBB deliver expert advice in a timely manner. What’s more, they don’t try to blind us with science — whilst sophisticated, detailed, and comprehensive, all of their analysis remains also accessible, clear and straightforward.’— General Electric
‘The RBB team thoroughly immersed themselves in our business to understand the real-world dynamics of competition. As a result, they were able to provide us with innovative, bespoke analysis to support our case.’— BHP Billiton
'RBB's economists are proactive, rigorous and extremely professional. Their detailed economic analysis was a key factor in convincing the Commission to dismiss its initial concerns and clear our proposed acquisition of Sun in 2010.'— Oracle
RBB Economics provides independent, expert economic advice on all aspects of competition law.
We combine intellectual rigour with practical knowledge and technical economic skills to deliver analysis that is robust, clear and effective.
South African Competition Tribunal clears the acquisition of AutoTrader by OLX
On the 2nd of November the Competition Tribunal of South Africa cleared the acquisition of Autotrader South Africa by OLX (part of Naspers), subject to a condition surrounding employment. The proposed transaction brought together OLX, one...
Read more (November 2017)
Google Search (Shopping) appeal
Google has appealed the European Commission’s infringement decision in Google Search (Shopping), along with the record-breaking fine imposed of €2.42 billion. The Decision found that Google abused a dominant position as a search engine...
Read more (November 2017)
UCT Law@Work Competition Conference
Patrick Smith will speak at the UCT Law@Work Competition Conference, to be held in Johannesburg, over 12 and 13 October 2017. The programme includes an opening address by the Minister for Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, and panel...
Read more (October 2017)