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Liam Colley

Liam Colley
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Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Competition: Economists

Liam is global head of Economics Consulting at AlixPartners, and co-leads the firm’s disputes, iInvestigations and risk practice in EMEA. He has over 20 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 a wide range of industries, in particular, financial services, telecoms and media and automotive.

Liam has acted as expert economist before the UK High Court and the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on a large number of antitrust damages matters including Graiseley Properties Ltd & Ors v Barclays Bank plc (the Libor ‘test case’); NHS & Ors v Reckitt BenckiserWM 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, automotive bearings, air cargo, construction, auto-glass, recruitment 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 receives praise from respondents as a "very accomplished practitioner" who is "a key driver in the firm's practice".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Economic Consulting - Competition Economists

Liam is a professional economist with more than 20 years of experience in economics consulting, focusing on Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has extensive experience in competition and follow-on damages cases and has testifying experience. Liam appears in Who’s Who Legal: Competition. He was described in Global Competition Review’s “Economics 20” as having “earned an excellent reputation among his peers and clients” and by Who’s Who Legal as "praised for the unassailable quality of his work" and recognised for his "impressive" testimony in competition cases.

Liam holds a BA degree in economics and French from the University of Sussex, an MSc in economics (with distinction) from Birkbeck College (London) and an MA in EC competition law (with merit) from Kings College London. Liam also holds a Certificate of Expert Witness Accreditation from Cardiff University Law School.

Liam is a member of the BIICL Competition Law Forum and he has written and spoken widely on competition and litigation matters

WWL says: The “outstanding” Liam Colley is a key player in the EMEA region thanks to 20 years’ experience assisting clients in competition and follow-on damages litigation.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts which can be purchased from our Shop.

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