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

Construction and construction materials

Anglo-American/Lafarge (2012): RBB Economics advised both parties during the UK Competition Commission investigation of their proposed joint venture — Anglo-American plc/Lafarge SA, Competition Commission

AfriSam (2011): RBB Economics advised AfriSam during the SA Competition Commission investigation into alleged cartel activity in the South African cement industry — SA CC Case No. 2008JUN3769

Thomas Vale (2009): RBB Economics advised Thomas Vale during the UK OFT investigation into cover pricing by construction companies and the subsequent appeal to the Competition Appeals Tribunal — CAT Case No. 1132/1/1/09

Celsa Steel Services UK Ltd/BRC Ltd/Express Reinforcements Ltd/The ROM Group (2008): RBB Economics advised Celsa in the UK OFT investigation of its acquisition of BRC, Express, ROM — OFT Case No. ME/3964/08

Wienerberger/Baggeridge Brick (2007): RBB Economics advised both parties to the merger of their brick businesses during its investigation by the UK Competition Commission — Wienerberger Finance Service BV/Baggeridge Brick plc, Competition Commission