Cento Veljanovski

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Cento established and is Managing Partner of CASE. He has been a director/partner of several management and economics consulting firms and on the board of listed public companies. The Global Competition Review 2006 survey voted Cento one of the most ‘highly regarded’ competition economists. He has over thirty years’ experience assisting lawyers and companies in responding to investigations by the European Commission under Articles 81 and 82, and the EC Merger Regulation, national competition authorities, national regulatory authorities, and in court proceedings in EU Member States and other countries in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. He has been adviser to the Microsoft Monitoring Trustee on the pricing of protocols under commitments set out in the EC Microsoft (2004) decision. Cento has provided economic assistance in a number of the world’s largest mergers including Carnival/P&O Princess Cruises, MCI/WorldCom, Vodafone/Manessmann, Seagrams/Polygram, AOL/Time Warner, Telia/Telenor, and Telia/Sonera. Cento’s particular sectoral focus is on the communications and media sectors where has undertaken extensive work for fixed and mobile operators, computer companies, and pay and free to air broadcasters and programme suppliers. Cento regularly acts as an expert witness in competition law, judicial review, damage, contract and tax litigation. He has appeared before the English High Court, Irish High Court, Federal Court of Australia, Netherlands Court of Appeal, Finnish Higher Administrative Court, Hong Kong Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board, the UK VAT and Duties Tribunal, and the International Court of Arbitration. Cento has degrees in economics and law (BEc (Hons), MEc, DPhil) and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb). After a short period at the Australian Federal Department of the Treasury, Cento held a research fellowship at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford University. He has also held academic positions at the University of London, Monash University (Australia), York University (UK), and Universities of Toronto, New York, and Miami. Cento was also Research Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), an influential economics think tank. He has published extensively on the economics of competition, regulation and law, and is on the editorial boards of the UK Competition Law Reports, Journal of Network Industries, and is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced legal Studies and IEA Fellow in Law and Economics.

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