United Kingdom


  • Service: Advisory, Management Consulting
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 25/03/2014

New appointment for KPMG’s Economics & Disputes team 


KPMG is pleased to announce that Dr Maria Maher has been appointed as a director to the firm’s Competition Economics practice.  She joins from AlixPartners and will focus on advising clients within KPMG’s forensic advisory team.


An economist with over 20 years experience, specialising in competition policy, Dr Maher brings a track record of advising clients and providing expert reports in competition law cases and regulatory inquiries, particularly across the telecoms and utilities sectors.  Her career has involved advising clients in cases revolving around abuse of dominance, firm conduct, behavioural remedies, and antitrust damages across a wide range of sectors including communications, energy, chemicals, retail & consumer goods, technology, and professional services.

Nicola Mazzarotto, Partner and head of KPMG’s competition economics practice, said: “We are delighted that Maria has joined our team.  She is an experienced competition economist and brings a depth of knowledge that fits extremely well with KPMG’s economics and disputes practice.  Maria adds further strength to KPMG’s outstanding team of competition economists, with significant experience in areas such as market investigations and merger control.”

Dr Maria Maher adds: “I am very excited to be joining at a time when the demand for competition economics advice from clients is increasing.  With attention growing on areas such as competition compliance and cartel damages, I look forward to working alongside colleagues who are experts in forensic accounting and data analytics, as these are areas of expertise that are particularly important in antitrust damages cases.”

Dr Maher previously worked at NERA Economic Consulting in Washington DC and London.  Prior to NERA, she was with the OECD in Paris, where she led the organisation’s work on competition and performance.  As a senior economist at the OECD, Maria also developed a reputation for providing expert analysis on issues ranging from international trade agreements to corporate governance and sustainable development. 

Dr Maher has a PhD in economics from the University of California - Berkeley and has held academic positions at Cambridge University and Birkbeck College.


Media enquiries:


Mike Petrook, KPMG Press Office

020 7311 5271 (t), 07917 384 576 (m) or mike.petrook@kpmg.co.uk


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About KPMG


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 11,500 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2013. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 155,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.


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