Sector Inquiries & Regulated Industries

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We have a strong record advising clients on a wide range of competition issues in regulated industries, with a particular focus on energy, telecoms, broadcasting, post and water. These competition issues including allegations of anti-competitive bundling, price discrimination, discounting, margin squeezes and pricing issues, as well as how regulation should be changed to encourage competition in these sectors.

Mergers in regulated sectors also tend to attract close scrutiny from the competition authorities, and often require complex remedies packages designed to accelerate liberalisation. By combining our strength in competition analysis with our detailed knowledge of a broad range of regulated industries, we help clients address the competitive concerns of the regulatory authorities in an effective manner.

Sector inquires, where authorities have a specific concern that competition is not working well in a given industry, typically involve a comprehensive assessment of how competition is functioning in a sector. We have helped numerous clients with these investigations, translating the competitive reality of their business environment into the economic framework used by competition authorities and providing support in the often burdensome process of responding to authority requests for infor-mation and analysis.

CRA has a strong record of advising clients on a wide range of competition issues in regulated in-dustries, including numerous sectoral inquiries.