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

Chemicals and coatings

Kansai/Freeworld (2011): RBB Economics advised Kansai during the 2011 SA Competition Commission and SA Competition Tribunal investigation of its acquisition
of Freeworld — SA CT 53/AM/Jul11

Senmin/Cellulose Derivatives (2011): RBB Economics advised both parties in the 2012 SA Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal investigation into the Senmin (a unit of AECI) bid for Cellulose Derivatives, which produces CMC (mining chemicals) — SA CC case No. 2011 Oct 0316

Sasol (2009): RBB Economics advised Sasol during the 2010 SA Competition Commission investigation of the South African market for the supply of ammonia
and ammonia derivatives — SA CT Case No. 31/CR/May05

Shell (2008): RBB Economics assisted Shell in investigating the potential impact
of the wax cartel identified by the European Commission — EC Case No.39181

Solvay/Rhodia (2011): RBB Economics advised the parties during the
European Commission’s investigation of Solvay’s acquisition of Rhodia – EC Case
No. COMP/M.6230

DSM/Roche (2003): RBB Economics advised DSM during the 2003 European Commission investigation of its merger with the vitamins and fine chemicals division
of Roche — EC Case No.COMP/M.2972