Vicki Mertzanidou

Vice President
Vicki Mertzanidou | European Antitrust Competition | Charles River Associates

Vicki Mertzanidou, Vice President, 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 VTech/Leapfrog, Hammerson/Grand Central, Ladbrokes/Coral, Pork Farms/Kerry Foods, BCA Marketplace/SMA Vehicle Remarketing, Rexel/Wilts Wholesale Electrical, Kerry Foods/Headland, ATG/Live Nation, Capita/IBS OPENSystems, Lloyds TSB/HBOS in the UK; and Refresco/Pride Foods, Südzucker/ED&F Man, Schlumberger/Smith Industries, Panasonic/Sanyo and Pernod Ricard/V&S before the European Commission.

In addition to merger cases, she has also worked on abuse of dominance allegations before the European Commission, the competitive effect of commercial agreements and the valuation of damages in commercial disputes.

Her experience in industrial sectors ranges from white fuels and chemicals to commercial retail property, media data provision, used vehicle remarketing, telecoms equipment, recorded music, betting, and a number of fast growing consumer goods.

Vicki joined Charles River Associates 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 two other economic consultancies.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    CMA conditionally clears Cellnex acquisition of CK Hutchison’s passive telecom infrastructure assets in the UK at Phase II
    On 3rd March 2022, the UK Competition Market Authority (“CMA”) conditionally cleared Cellnex acquisition of CK Hutchison’s passive telecom infrastructure...
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  • 02
    CP Group’s acquisition of Tesco’s Thai business
    On November 6, 2020, Thailand’s Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC) cleared the $10.6 billion acquisition by the Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group of...
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  • 03
    CMA conditionally cleared Cellnex acquisition of passive telecom infrastructure assets in the UK at Phase I
    Cellnex’s purchase of Arqiva was unconditionally cleared by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on April 22, 2020, following a Phase 1 review. The...
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