Oliver Latham

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London, EC2M 7EA, UK

Oliver Latham

Vice President

Oliver Latham is a Vice President in Charles River Associates’ European Competition Practice. He specialises in the application of econometric techniques to competition assessments as well as in cases involving multi-sided platforms and innovative industries. His work covers mergers (including Ball/Rexam, INEOS/Solvay, LG/Ziggo, Microsoft/LinkedIn, PayPal/iZettle, Fox/Sky, AEG/SMG, Kongsberg/RRCM, Vodafone/Liberty Global, Uber/Yandex, Uber/Grab and Uber/Careem); abuse of dominance (including working for complainants in the Google Android and Amazon eBooks cases, for Unilever in its response to concerns in relation to pricing of impulse ice cream, and a number of ongoing cases in the pharmaceuticals and technologies sector); damages litigation (including work for Visa in the ongoing payment card interchange fee litigation and for Alstom in relation to damages due to the Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel); and alleged anticompetitive agreements (e.g. alleged RPM by UK department stores and geo-blocking clauses in the Pay-TV sector).

Prior to joining CRA Dr Latham completed a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a teaching fellow in the Faculty of Economics and a consultant at the Centre for Policy Studies. His academic work has been published in the Economic Journal and he has also written on economic matters in publications such as the Sunday Times, Indian Express and Vox.

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, University Cambridge
  • M.Phil. Economics, University of Cambridge
  • B.Sc. Economics and Econometrics, University of Bristol

Cases

Uber/Postmates

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Uber/Careem

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Visa/Plaid

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Amazon/Deliveroo

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Liberty Global/Vodafone

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Interchange fees

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Uber NYC

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Anschutz Entertainment Group/Onex Corporation

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PayPal/iZettle

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Disney/21st Century Fox

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Microsoft/GitHub

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Pay TV

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21st Century Fox/Sky

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Google Android

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Uber/Yandex

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Amazon e-Books

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Ice Cream (UK)

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Interchange Fees

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Microsoft/LinkedIn

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News Articles

DOJ clears Uber’s acquisition of Postmates

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CMA clearance of Visa’s acquisition of Plaid in the UK

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CMA clears Amazon's minority investment in Deliveroo.

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Simon Chisholm and Oliver Latham included in GCR’s 40 under 40.

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Jacobs UK acquisition cleared by the CMA.

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Court annuls NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission ridesharing cruising cap

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Uber completes $3.1bn acquisition of Careem

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CMA unconditionally clears AEG/Onex joint-venture.

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Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global cable business gets European Commission approval.

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High Court dismisses interchange fee damages claim against Visa

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FAS clears Uber link-up with Yandex Taxi in Russia

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Publications

Designing regulation for digital platforms: Why economists need to work on business models

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Acquisitions of Potential Rivals in Digital/Tech: Valuation Analysis as Key Economic Tool - PayPal/iZettle

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Is Antitrust in Need of Disruption: What Is Disruptive Innovation and What, if Anything, Does Competition Policy Need To Do to React to It?

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