We advise regulators and companies on how best to introduce, implement and adapt to regulatory frameworks. Our team has a long history of moving regulatory debates forward, from the early price control reviews post-privatisation in the UK, to the introduction of new regimes in the developing world. We have advised clients in many regulatory reviews and supported clients in appeal cases.
We are experts in behavioural economics, in regulatory and commercial contexts, and well-versed in the significant benefits it brings to regulated markets. Changing behaviour requires a detailed understanding of the links between outcomes (market shares), specific market player behaviours (switching), drivers of those behaviours (economic or psychological), and the levers that move those drivers.
For all clients, we provide first-hand and detailed understanding of best practice regulation and we appreciate the importance of the wider context in which regulatory frameworks develop. Our expertise in the economics of regulation (on which we have published widely) combines with our unrivalled experience working within regulatory frameworks throughout Europe.
We bring in-depth knowledge of regulation in many different sectors: the ‘utility’ industries of energy, water and telecommunications, transport, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
The Mexican telecommunications regulator, the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT), has today approved and published the Final Functional Separation Plan of the wholesale business of fixed-line operator Telmex.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published an update to its ongoing review into high cost credit products. The review was initiated by a requirement for the FCA to review the price cap that it had placed on high-cost short-term credit, typically known as payday loans.