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

Specialist retail

Holland & Barrett/Julian Graves (2009): RBB Economics advised Holland and Barrett on the UK Competition Commission investigation into its acquisition of Julian Graves — Holland & Barrett/Julian Graves, Competition Commission

GAME/Gamestation (2008): RBB Economics advised both parties in the merger of their computer game retail chains during its investigation by the UK Competition Commission — Game Group plc and Game Station Ltd, Competition Commission

Ottakar’s/Waterstones (2006): RBB Economics advised both parties in the merger of their bookshop chains during its investigation by the UK Competition Commission — HMV plc and Ottakar’s plc, Competition Commission

Boots/Unichem (2006): RBB Economics advised Unichem on its merger with Boots during the OFT investigation and subsequent appeal to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal — OFT Case No. ME/2134/05

Dixons Stores Groups (DSG) (2003): RBB Economics advised DSG during the 2003 UK Competition Commission inquiry into the sale of extended warranties — Extended warranties on domestic electrical goods: A report on the supply of extended warranties on domestic electrical goods within the UK (Volumes 1, 2 and 3), Competition Commission