Robin Cohen is a “well-versed economist with a broad spectrum of expertise” who remains “extremely calm under cross-examination”.
Dr Robin Cohen, based in London, is an independent economic consultant and a current panel member of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority. He has previously been a vice president in the European energy practice of Charles River Associates, and the partner in charge of the economic consulting practice at Deloitte in the UK. He has a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics; an MA from the University of Oxford; and a diploma in accountancy and finance. He has more than 30 years of experience consulting on economic regulation and strategy in the energy industry and other sectors, including financial services, healthcare, retail, water and transportation.
He has acted as adviser on more than 25 regulatory investigations and as an appointed expert in numerous commercial or investor-state disputes. He has provided expert testimony at multiple hearings. He is currently an appointed expert in two bilateral investment treaty disputes concerning the energy sector. Other examples include acting as expert in disputes concerning gas transit tariffs, contract pricing, loss from equipment failures, damages from alleged expropriation of production assets, cost allocation in production-sharing agreements and antitrust matters (including the alleged abuse of a dominant position). He provides expert opinions to energy regulators and corporates on price setting, evaluating operating efficiencies and competition issues. He advises regulators on how markets work and how new market mechanisms may improve outcomes. These skills make him expert at developing and evaluating counterfactual scenarios for the assessment of damages. He has expertise in advising on state aid and undertaking market reviews.