Nicola Mazzarotto is an “absolutely excellent economist” extol peers who applaud his “wealth of experience in the field”.
Dr Nicola Mazzarotto is a partner at KPMG Economics, based in London, and heads KPMG Economics’ international network. With teams of competition economists in the UK, France, Spain and Belgium, KPMG Economics is one of Europe's leading economics consulting firms.
Nicola has over 15 years’ experience working on competition cases at UK and EU competition authorities and advising private sector clients.
The team in London comprises over 25 economics specialists and works across all types of competition cases. KPMG Economics 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. For example, Nicola supported the Hospital Corporation of America through the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into private healthcare, subsequent appeal and remittal inquiry, helping overturn a divestment decision against HCA. He also leads KPMG’s work acting as expert advisors to the European Commission, in monitoring and assessing Google’s compliance with the remedies imposed by the European Commission’s Shopping decision.
Nicola has testified as an expert witness in litigation and arbitration proceedings in the UK and internationally. This includes acting as the expert for a defendant in follow-on damages litigation in the automotive bearings market before the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT), as well as providing expert witness testimony in the context of commercial litigation in North America.
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. He is also a regular speaker at UK and international competition conferences.