Dr. Maria Maher

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Dr Maria Maher is a Senior Adviser at CEG Europe.  She is a competition economist with over 20 years’ experience and has particular expertise in the areas of abuse of dominance, damages, conduct and behavioural remedies, vertical and horizontal agreements, auctions, contracts and network access issues.  

Maria’s experience spans a wide range of sectors including telecommunications, energy, banking, financial services, chemicals, transport, retail, technology, and professional services.  During her consultancy career, she has advised clients and their legal advisers in a number of countries throughout the EU, USA, Canada, UAE, Algeria, Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Maria’s competition cases include an OFT/CMA Chapter 2 investigation in a two-sided market, follow-on damages claims, abuse of dominance cases in the telecoms and energy sectors in a number of EU countries, and abuse of dominance investigations across a wide range of sectors into contract provisions such as contract length, exclusivity, excessive pricing and other pricing practices such as volume discounts.  She has also advised clients on stand-alone damages claims from alleged anticompetitive conduct before commercial courts, as well as commercial litigation disputes.  In addition to advising clients on all aspects of competition policy, Maria has advised bidders in a number of 4G spectrum auctions.

Prior to joining CEG, Maria also worked at KPMG where she was a Director of Competition Economics, AlixPartners where she led their competition economics practice, and NERA Economic Consulting’s auction practice in Washington DC and competition practice London.

Maria holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA in Economics and BA in Economics and Mathematics (double major) from Boston University.  

Maria started her career as an academic and held positions at Birkbeck College and the University of Cambridge, where she was also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Christ’s College. Prior to consultancy, Maria was a Senior Economist at the OECD in Paris, where she led the Organisation’s work on competition and economic performance.