Kirsten Edwards-Warren

Co-Head of EMEA Practice and Member of the Global Executive Committee


Kirsten Edwards-Warren is Co-Head of Compass Lexecon’s EMEA practice and Member of the Global Executive Committee, based in London.

Kirsten has worked as a professional economist for over 20 years, both in consulting and at the UK competition agencies. She served as Director of Economics at both the Office of Fair Trading and at the Competition Commission, just prior to the establishment of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Kirsten is listed among the most highly regarded “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in Competition Economics by Who’s Who Legal where she is ‘lauded by sources for being “a smart and creative economist who has excellent client-management skills”’. In 2024, Global Competition Review awards her with the title "Economist of the Year". She also features in the latest Global Competition Review Women in Antitrust Survey, where she is recognized among the top ten female economists in global antitrust.

Kirsten’s recent cases include the Epic Games vs Google litigation (Australia) in which she was the economic expert for Epic. She worked for the merging parties on Broadcom/VMware, Nielsen/GfK, Culligan/Waterlogic, Saint-Gobain/GCP, Parker Hannifin/Meggitt, Huws Gray/Grafton, Aon/Willis Towers Watson, Compass Group/Fazer Food Services, IBM/Red Hat, ATG/Live Auctioneers and YPO/Findel Education. She has worked on various UK and EC antitrust investigations including the recent CMA investigation into the supply of electric vehicle chargepoints.

Kirsten was educated at the University of Nottingham and at Birkbeck College, University of London, where she obtained an M.Sc. in Economics with distinction. She is also a qualified chartered accountant and a certified professional co-active coach.

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    • MSc in Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London
    • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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