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Nicola Mazzarotto

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Who's Who Legal Competition: Economists

Dr Nicola Mazzarotto is a partner and head of economics at KPMG. He has over 15 years’ experience working on competition cases at UK and EU competition authorities and advising private sector clients.

Nicola leads a team comprising over 25 competition economics specialists. The team works across all types of competition cases and conducts innovative work, particularly in the use of advanced data techniques in competition cases, drawing on KPMG’s data analytics expertise.

Since joining KPMG in 2011, Nicola has advised clients from various sectors on a wide range of competition matters. Nicola advised a number of large companies in the course of merger inquiries in the UK and EU, competition enforcement cases, follow-on damages litigation, state aid matters and market investigations. He has testified as an expert witness in litigation and arbitration proceedings in the UK and internationally. Nicola also helps clients assess regulatory and competition risk when evaluating their strategies.

Prior to joining KPMG, Nicola was head of policy analysis at the UK Competition Commission (CC), now part of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). At the CC Nicola led the economic analysis in a number of high-profile inquiries, as well as the economic analysis underpinning the CMA’s current UK Merger Guidelines. Nicola has also worked at the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT), at the competition division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and at the Directorate-General for Competition (European Commission).

Nicola has a PhD in economics from the University of East Anglia, home to the Centre for Competition Policy, a global centre for competition policy research.

WWL says: Nicola Mazzarotto is a "high-quality and strategic thinker" who is "very proactive and user-friendly", according to clients.

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