Oxera promotes three senior consultants to principal

18 May 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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International economics consultancy Oxera has promoted three of its UK-based senior consultants to principal level. 

Helen Jenkins, the Managing Partner of Oxera, said that the promotions are in recognition of “their considerable success” over the past year, adding “Their promotion enhances our presence in the UK market at a time when sound science and economics are gaining ground in decision-making everywhere.” 

Mohammed Khalil has been with Oxera since the start of his career, having moved to the UK from Lebanon to study at the University of Cambridge. He currently leads the teams working on commercial disputes, international arbitration, and state aid cases, and has acted as a named expert in a number of litigation and state aid cases in various jurisdictions. Oxera promotes four senior consultants to principal

On the commercial disputes and international arbitration side, Khalil has experience in damages quantification and the preparation of expert reports and testimonies on a range of cases involving breach of contract, contract termination and lost profits, reputational harm, and shareholder disputes. 

On the state aid side, Khalil leads the Oxera teams advising clients on state aid matters across a number of sectors, including transport, energy, real estate, research, sports clubs and infrastructure.

Chris Davis joined Oxera in 2011 and has grown into one of the firm’s regulatory (finance) specialists. He has advised clients on numerous aspects of regulation, including market power assessments, customer engagement, capital expenditure, efficiency, the cost of capital, financeability, cost allocation, regulatory risk, incentive frameworks and outperformance sharing. 

During his time at Oxera, Davis was seconded into NATS En Route Ltd (NERL) to provide day-to-day support during its appeal of its RP3 price control (2020–24) to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Before this, he undertook secondments at a regulatory authority (NHS Improvement) and a regulated company (Dublin Airport).

Kimela Shah has been with Oxera since 2014, after working at HM Revenue & Customs for a number of years. At Oxera, she specialises in providing economic analysis in the context of litigation and arbitration, in particular in consumer and collective actions, and for both commercial and competition settings.

Shah’s expertise includes applying quantitative techniques and developing analytical models to analyse the economic contribution of organisations, policies and regulations. She also has experience in taxation disputes. 

Founded in 1982, Oxera is one of Europe’s leading economics consultancies. The firm has over 200 professionals working from eight offices across the continent.