Oliver Latham

Vice President, European Competition Practice at Charles River Associates

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, AEG/SMG, Amazon/Deliveroo 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 pharmaceuticals, online advertising and tech); damages litigation (including work for Visa in the ongoing payment card interchange fee litigation and for Alstom in relation to the Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel); and alleged anticompetitive agreements (e.g. alleged RPM by UK department stores and geo-blocking clauses in Pay-TV). Prior to joining CRA Dr Latham completed a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a teaching fellow 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. He was listed in the 2020 Global Competition Review “40 under 40”.