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

Pharmaceuticals and medical devices

Merck/Schering Plough (2009): RBB Economics advised Merck during the European Commission investigation of its acquisition of Schering Plough — EC Case No. COMP/M.5502

GE/Abbott Diagnostics Division (2007): RBB Economics advised GE during the European Commission investigation of its acquisition of the in vitro diagnostics business of Abbott — EC Case No. COMP/M.4569

Reckitt Benckiser/Boots (2006): RBB Economics advised Reckitt Benckiser during the European Commission investigation of its acquisition of the pharmaceutical division of Boots — EC Case No. COMP/M.4007

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd (2006): RBB Economics advised Novartis during a UK OFT investigation of alleged abuse of dominance — OFT case closed 20/3/2006 (OFT Annual Report 2005-2006)

Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Guidant (2005): RBB Economics advised J&J during the European Commission investigation of its merger with Guidant — EC Case No. COMP/M.3687

GE/Instrumentarium (2003): RBB Economics advised GE in 2003 during the European Commission investigation of its merger with Instrumentarium — EC Case No. COMP/M.3083