Dr. Laura Rovegno is a Vice President at Compass Lexecon, based in London.
She has eight years of experience as a competition economist, specialising in the application of econometric and other empirical techniques to antitrust matters. Laura has provided advice in the context of merger control, Article 101 and 102, and follow-on damages cases in various jurisdictions – particularly the EU and the UK – and in a wide range of industries, including energy, water, financial services, media, electronics, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, online platforms, transport, manufacturing, groceries and other consumer goods.
Before joining Compass Lexecon, Laura was Head of Econometrics at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA, previously the Office of Fair Trading). In this role, she led a team of economists responsible for delivering complex quantitative analysis across the full range of CMA cases, including mergers, market investigations, antitrust and enforcement cases, and regulatory appeals. Laura’s role involved managing all aspects of econometric analysis, including leading and supervising econometric work; assessing evidence submitted by external parties; engaging with parties and their economic experts, and advising decision makers. Laura was also responsible for overseeing the CMA’s general approach to econometric and quantitative evidence across cases.
Laura holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.