Kirsten Edwards-Warren is an Executive Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s European Competition Policy practice, based in the firm’s London office.
Kirsten has worked as a professional economist for over 15 years, both in consulting and at the UK competition agencies, most recently serving as Director of Economics at both the Office of Fair Trading and at the Competition Commission.
Kirsten has extensive experience in mergers, having worked on over 50 cases at the OFT, CC and DG Comp (EC), in addition to mergers notified in the US, France, Germany and Australia. Kirsten has worked on some of Europe’s most high-profile mergers in recent years including GSK/Novartis, DEMB/Mondelez, Publicis/Omnicom, AEG/Wembley Arena, Johnson & Johnson/Synthes, NYSE/Deutsche Börse, Aegean/Olympic Airlines, KLM/Martinair, Microsoft/Skype and Kraft/Cadbury.
In addition, Kirsten has advised on market studies, consumer cases and competition enforcement cases investigating tying and bundling, excessive pricing, retroactive rebates, refusals to supply, vertical restraints and cartels.
Kirsten is listed in the Who’s Who of Competition Economists and she featured in the Global Competition Review Women in Antitrust Surveys in 2013 and 2016.