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Ben Forbes



Ben is a senior economist who advises firms on competition and regulatory matters. He has almost 15 years of experience, particularly in the area of mergers, by having acted for many firms during both phase one and phase two, writing numerous articles on developments in UK merger control, and coauthoring the two economics chapters in UK Merger Control: Law and Practice (November 2016). Ben’s experience also includes class actions, competition litigation, abuse-of-dominance allegations, and commercial disputes as well as acting for clients across a range of industries, including financial services, retail, automotive, aviation, transportation, real estate, and telecoms. Clients have also benefited from Ben’s expertise in conducting competition investigations in the areas of credit information, retail banking, cash savings, wholesale insurance, and payday lending. Previously, he was an economist at the New Zealand Treasury. Ben has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in economics from the University of Canterbury.

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