Caitlin Wilkinson is held in high regard by sources who say she always has a “great handle on the detail” of a case and “finds ways to think about things outside the box”.
Caitlin Wilkinson is a Partner at KPMG Economics, with over 10 years’ experience as a competition economist.
Since joining KPMG in 2011, Caitlin has advised on various matters before EU and UK competition authorities, the courts and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Before joining KPMG, Caitlin worked at the UK Competition Commission.
In merger control matters, Caitlin advises clients in a range of cases before UK, EU and international competition authorities, in sectors including healthcare, leisure, industrial and high-tech manufacturing. She also worked on a range of high-profile UK mergers while at the UK competition authorities, in sectors including retail banking, leisure, retail, transport, manufacturing and services.
Caitlin advises the European Commission in monitoring and assessing Google’s compliance with the remedies imposed by the European Commission’s Shopping decision. Caitlin has also advised clients on the major UK market investigations conducted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in recent years, providing economic analysis to support some of the largest parties to the CMA’s energy, retail banking and private healthcare market investigations. Caitlin also has extensive experience advising clients before the FCA, through competition market studies, including into wholesale insurance brokers, asset management, investment platforms, credit cards and others.
Caitlin has also advised on state aid matters, including advising the UK government on its state aid application for Hinkley Point C (approved in 2014) and for biomass plant conversions, and has supported testifying experts on high-profile competition litigation and follow-on damages actions in front of the UK CAT and internationally.
Caitlin holds an MPhil in economics and a BA in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of Oxford.