Vicki Mertzanidou is an empirical economist who has worked on a range of antitrust issues in different jurisdictions. She has managed teams in multiple large-scale empirical analyses in retail and other mergers including Cellnex/CK Hutchison, Cellnex/Arqiva, Sainsbury’s/Asda, VTech/Leapfrog, Hammerson/Grand Central, Ladbrokes/Coral, Pork Farms/Kerry Foods in the UK; and Ingersoll Rand/Gardner Denver, Natura/Avon, Refresco/Pride Foods, Südzucker/ED&F Man, Schlumberger/Smith Industries and Panasonic/Sanyo before the European Commission.
In addition to merger cases, Vicki has also worked on abuse of dominance allegations, the competitive effect of commercial agreements and the valuation of damages in commercial disputes.
Her experience spans a wide range of sectors from white fuels and chemicals to commercial retail property, pharmaceuticals, mobile towers, telecoms equipment, media data provision, betting, and many fast-growing consumer goods.
Vicki joined Charles River Associates (formerly Lexecon Ltd) in November 2003. Prior to this, she worked in the field of competition policy for more than four years, advising clients on competition matters at RBB Economics and NERA.
- M.Sc. Economics, University College London
- M.Sc. Development Studies, London School of Economics
- B.Sc. International and European Economic and Political Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece