Liam Colley

Liam Colley
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Who's Who Legal Competition: Economists

Liam is global head of economics consulting at AlixPartners, and co-leads the firm’s investigations, disputes and risk practice in EMEA. He has over 23 years' experience in economics consulting, specialising in competition, litigation, regulation and strategy. Liam was described in Global Competition Review's Economics 20 as having "earned an excellent reputation among his peers and clients", and in Who’s Who Legal as "praised for the unassailable quality of his work" and for “his impressive testimony in competition cases”.

Liam has represented numerous clients before the European Commission and national competition authorities, regulators and courts on the full range of competition issues in many industries, in particular financial services, telecoms, media, technology and automotive.

Liam has acted as expert economist before the UK High Court and the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on many antitrust damages matters including Graiseley Properties Ltd & Ors v Barclays Bank plc (the Libor ‘test case’); NHS & Ors v Reckitt Benckiser; WM Newson & Ors v IMI plc and Boliden AB; Peugeot Citroen Automobiles UK Ltd & Ors v Pilkington Group Ltd & Ors; Peugeot SA & Ors v NSK & Ors; and Hilding Anders International AB & Ors v Vita Cellular Foams (UK) Ltd & Ors. He has also acted on successful regulatory appeals at the CAT for BSkyB in BSkyB & Ors v Ofcom (pay-TV appeal) and for Lloyds Banking Group in Barclays Bank plc & Ors v Competition Commission

Liam has wide experience estimating damages in both a competition and a commercial litigation context (including class action) and has worked on a significant number of cartel matters including polyurethane foam, air cargo, automotive bearings, roll-on roll-off car carriers, automotive lighting, HVAC, starters and alternators, copper tubes, construction, auto-glass, recruitment, LCD and flat glass.

Liam has advised clients on a wide range of market inquiries including retail banking, payment protection insurance, motor insurance, audit, new cars and buses. He has acted in various abuse of dominance cases including in stand-alone and follow-on actions, and has worked on a significant number of merger cases at both the national and EC level.

Liam holds an MSc in economics (with distinction) from Birkbeck College London, an MA in EC competition law (with merit) from King's College London, and a BA in economics from the University of Sussex. Liam is an active member of the Competition Law Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and he has written and spoken widely on competition and litigation matters.

WWL says: Liam Colley is a well-regarded expert on follow-on damages as well as an experienced testifying expert with a wide-ranging practice.

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