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

Banking and financial services

Moodys (2012): RBB Economics advised Moody’s in relation to the European Commission’s proposal for new regulation and directive regarding credit rating agencies

National Australia Bank (NAB)/AXA (2010): RBB Economics advised NAB in its proposed acquisition of AXA APH — ACCC Case No. 39761

HBOS (2009): RBB Economics advised HBOS during the UK Competition Commission inquiry into the provision of payment protection insurance — Market Investigation into Payment Protection Insurance, Competition Commission

First National Bank (FNB) (2008): RBB Economics provided advice to FNB throughout the South African Competition Tribunal investigation of the banking sector — Banking Enquiry of the Competition Commission of South Africa

Lloyds TSB/HBOS (2008): RBB Economics advised HBOS during its acquisition by Lloyds TSB — Decision by Lord Mandelson, the Secretary of State for Business, not to refer to the Competition Commission the merger between Lloyds TSB Group plc and HBOS plc under Section 45 of the Enterprise Act 2002

Aviva/Allied Irish Bank (2006): RBB Economics provided advice and support to the parties during the investigation of their merger by the European Commission and Irish Competition Authority — EC Case No. COMP/M.4047