Geoff Edwards

Primary location

Level 22, Tower 2, 101 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022, Australia

Geoff Edwards

Vice President

Dr Edwards is an economist and Vice-President in CRA’s European and Asia-Pacific Competition Practices and heads CRA’s Sydney office.

Dr Edwards has extensive experience providing economic advice, reports and testimony in the context of competition and regulatory proceedings, including market investigations, merger proposals and reviews, authorisation applications, allegations of unilateral and coordinated anti-competitive behaviour, damages claims, and sector regulation. Dr Edwards advises across all sectors, including retail, manufacturing, resources, digital platforms, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, banking, finance, water, postal services and transport, and has extensive experience in telecoms and broadcasting.  His clients have included many large and small corporates including BP, Sky, Virgin, Glencore, Visa, AstraZeneca, Expedia, BT, Vodafone, Telenor, MultiChoice, Equifax and Transurban, as well as competition and regulatory authorities including Ofcom, Ofwat, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC).  He has particular expertise advising in relation to exclusionary abuse of market power allegations, including allegations of abusive predatory pricing, margin squeeze, bundling, rebates, exclusive dealing, price discrimination and refusals to deal.

Prior to joining CRA, Dr Edwards worked as an economist for Australia’s competition and utilities regulator (the ACCC) and as a competition lawyer, before earning a Masters in Economics and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has published numerous papers and presented at many forums on competition matters, including refusals to deal, exclusive distribution systems, rebates, price discrimination, margin squeeze, predatory pricing and bundling, as well as economic testimony before courts and tribunals, and has been cited with approval by the Federal and High Courts of Australia.

Education

  • Ph.D. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A. Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Graduate Diploma In Law, College of Law
  • B.Ec. (First Class Honours), Australian National University
  • LLB (First Class Honours), Australian National University

Cases

Digita

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MultiChoice South Africa – Refusals to supply

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Telkom South Africa – Price discrimination

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Telekom Slovenija – Margin squeeze

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BT – Margin squeeze

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MTN – Margin squeeze and price discrimination

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Telenor – Customer lock-in practices.

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MTN – Mobile Termination Rates

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Foxtel/Channel Ten

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ARCA’s Principles of Reciprocity and Data Exchange

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PMP/IPMG

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NZCC Retail Fuel Market Investigation

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Telenor - Margin Squeeze

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Transurban

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ACCC v Ramsey

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Three/O2

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MTN

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PMP/IPMG

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Migrata

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Ofcom Triple Play

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BP/Woolworths

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Telenor (Margin Squeeze)

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BT/EE

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Publications

Economic Replicability Testing for NGA Services

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When is a margin squeeze not an abuse?

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