Simon is a director at AlixPartners in London. He has over 16 years of experience as a professional economist, including eight years as a senior economist at Ofcom, the UK communications competition and regulatory authority. Simon advises clients on the application of economics in the areas of competition, economic regulation, litigation, and strategy. He regularly submits expert economic evidence to competition and regulatory authorities.
Simon has advised extensively on numerous abuse of dominance matters in the EU and beyond. He has been engaged in complaints and investigations at both national and European Commission levels, including working for the investigating authority (Ofcom) on several cases. He has particular expertise in margin squeeze, and has also advised on discrimination, predation, excessive pricing, refusal to supply, exclusivity and leveraging.
Acting for both the investigating authority and private sector operators, Simon has advised on a range of regulatory matters including complex regulatory disputes (particularly in relation to pricing matters), market definition, dominance assessment (including collective dominance), remedy design (both behavioural and structural), net neutrality, price controls, spectrum policy, auction design and universal service obligations. He also has experience supporting the successful defence of regulatory decisions before both the Competition Appeals Tribunal and Court of Appeal in the UK.
Although Simon has a particular expertise in the telecoms, media and technology sector, he also has extensive experience advising public and private sector clients in a broad range of other sectors, including post, transportation, gambling and healthcare.