Mariam Arutyunyan

Associate Principal
Mariam Arutyunyan | European Competition | Charles River Associates

Mariam Arutyunyan is Associate Principal in the European Competition Practice of Charles River Associates. She is an empirical economist and advises clients on competition and antitrust economics including horizontal and vertical mergers, abuse of dominance investigations, and market investigations.

Since joining CRA in 2017, Mariam has advised clients before the European Commission, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), DOJ in the US, CADE in Brazil, as well as other national competition authorities. This included numerous high profile cases across a variety of industries including local retail (Sainsbury’s/Asda, UK; Loxam/UKP, UK), local delivery (Uber/Postmates, US), offshore oil & gas and marine (Kongsberg / Rolls Royce, European Commission), telecoms (Cellnex/CK Hutchison, UK; Cellnex/Arqiva, UK), TV and music streaming (advising Sony Music on the CMA’s Music Streaming investigation, UK; PPF/CME, the Czech Republic), live entertainment venues (AEG/Onex JV, UK), industrials (Ingersoll Rand/Gardner Denver, European Commission), and pharmaceuticals (abuse of dominance position, UK).

Prior to joining CRA, Mariam completed MPhil in Economic Research from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) and BSc in Economics from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Her working languages are English, Russian and Armenian.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    The CMA concludes its independent study into the music streaming market
    The CMA concludes its independent study into the music streaming market On 29 November 2022, the UK Competition Market Authority (“CMA”) has concluded its...
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  • 02
    European Commission conditionally clears Celanese’s acquisition of DuPont’s Mobility & Materials Business
    On 11th October, the European Commission (EC) conditionally cleared the anticipated acquisition by Celanese Corporation of the majority of DuPont’s Mobility &...
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  • 03
    PPF/CME
    On 6 October 2020 the European Commission unconditionally approved PPF’s acquisition of CME in Phase I. PPF and CME are mainly active at different levels of...
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