Mat is a professional antitrust economist with more than 30 years of experience. Who’s Who Legal 2022 ranks Mat as an economist Thought Leader and describes him as “a very bright economist who gets to the point,” who is “easy to work with,” and who receives acclaim for his “encyclopedic knowledge and excellent drafting skills.” Previously, he was chief economist in the competition department at Ashurst LLP.
Mat has written widely on the subject of UK/European Commission (EC) merger control, including in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control on such matters as the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) use of pricing pressure tests in Asda/Sainsbury, mergers in dynamic markets, trends in merger control, and the failing-firm defense. He is coauthor of UK Merger Control: Law and Practice, Third Edition. He has written on economic analysis under UK and EC competition law, including competition pleadings in damages cases, pharma pay for delay, competition damages assessments, the UK collective action regime, stand-alone competition law actions, assessment of rebates post-Intel/Qualcomm, and the implications of big data in insurance markets.
Mat has a master’s degree in economics from Queen Mary’s College.