Nicholas Francis is one of Reckon LLP's founding partners. He has worked as an economic consultant since 2000. Much of his professional experience concerns the regulation of companies that do not face effective competition, including the use of price controls and competition law.
Nicholas has a detailed understanding of many aspects of price control regulation, particularly as applied to monopoly utility companies in the UK. He has expertise in the UK and EU competition law on abuse of a dominant position. He also provides analysis on the way in which economic regulation, and publicly-funded services such as the BBC, may affect competition. He has strong capabilities in quantitative and statistical analysis.
Nicholas has managed consultancy projects for both public sector and private sector clients. He has also contributed to a number of economics research projects for the European Commission.
Nic has provided advice to clients including Ofgem, Ofwat, the Competition Commission (now the Competition and Markets Authority), the Consumer Council for Water, UKWIR (an association of UK water companies), the Office of Rail Regulation, Ofcom, the BBC and the European Commission.
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