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

Media, media rights and advertising

South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) (2011): RBB Economics advised SAMPRA on its 2011 referral to the South African Copyright Tribunal — Notice 69 of 2009, Copyright Act 1978, Copyright Tribunal

Hearst/Lagardère (2011): RBB Economics advised Hearst during the 2011 UK OFT investigation of its acquisition of certain magazines from Lagardère — OFT Case No.ME/4971/11

De Telefoongids/Gouden Gids (2008): RBB Economics advised both parties to the acquisition of Gouden Gids by De Telefoongids during investigation by the Dutch NMa — NMa Press Release 28 August 2008

Google/Double-Click (2008): RBB Economics advised Google in the course of the European Commission investigation of its acquisition of Double-Click — EC Case No.COMP/M.4731

Aberdeen Journals (2002): RBB Economics advised Aberdeen Journals during the UK OFT investigation of alleged predation and subsequent appeal to the Competition Appeals Tribunal — OFT Case No.CA98/14/2002