Phil Alves is a competition and regulatory economist with thirteen years of experience in competition law, sector regulation, litigation, and international trade, mostly in South and Southern Africa and increasingly in other regions.

He spent four years working for the South African competition authority before transitioning to private consulting in 2012. He has advised on a wide array of competition matters, including mergers in several sectors, pricing abuses, market inquiries, competition damages, restrictive horizontal agreements, and the competition aspects of licensing matters in the gaming industry and in postal and courier services. He has also been engaged in preparing economic analyses of the impact of tariffs and international trade policies.

Employment History

Genesis Analytics
Senior associate, manager, principle

Competition Commission of South Africa
Senior investigator

South African Institute of International Affairs

Areas of Expertise


University of Cape Town
Bachelor of Social Science (PPE), 2002
MPhil (Economics), 2005