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Nicole Robins
Partner and Head of State Aid at Oxera Consulting


Nicole heads Oxera’s State Aid practice and is the partner in charge of Oxera’s Brussels office.

She advises clients on economic and financial issues associated with a diverse range of state aid matters across a number of sectors, including energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, post, sports infrastructure, telecoms and transport. She has given expert economic evidence in front of the General Court on state aid matters on a number of occasions.

In particular, she advises clients on economic and financial issues in state aid cases relating to assessments of the market economy operator principle (MEOP), the application of state aid rules for services of general economic interest (SGEI), and the compatibility of aid. Nicole also teaches the state aid module on the King’s College Economics for Competition Law postgraduate course.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair’s Welcome and Introduction