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Oxera continues to grow its senior economist team

Oxera has announced its most recent round of promotions to Principal grade.

  • Shreya Gupta specialises in economic and financial valuation issues in intellectual property disputes. She leads teams working on high-profile disputes involving damages quantification and competition issues.
  • Ilaria Fanton is a senior member of Oxera’s Competition team. Her areas of expertise include merger analysis, abuse of dominance, and the effects of vertical and horizontal agreements between firms.

Oxera has promoted two Senior Consultants, Ilaria Fanton and Shreya Gupta, to Principal grade in recognition of their significant talent and considerable successes.

Shreya joined the firm in 2014 after studying in Delhi and London. As an expert in economic and financial valuation issues in intellectual property (IP) licensing, Shreya advises multiple clients in disputes relating to FRAND licensing terms of standard essential patents, and she has also acted as a named expert. She has worked extensively on disputes relating to breach of contract and post-merger and acquisition issues, and was named as a Future Leader in the Expert Witness category by Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration in 2021.

Commenting on her promotion, Shreya said that she is ‘excited to be joining Oxera’s leadership team’ and looks forward to ‘strengthening Oxera’s position in the IP space as licensing disputes continue to grow and become more complex with the rise of the Internet of Things.’

Ilaria completed her studies in Milan before a two-year period as an enforcer at the UK Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority, CMA) as part of their Econometrics Team, focusing on quantitative analysis in a range of competition cases. She has been with Oxera for over seven years, specialising in mergers and antitrust investigations in the UK and mainland Europe. Ilaria has advised multiple clients across a broad range of sectors (including energy, communications, retail, and financial services) in the context of mergers, private litigation, and investigations by the European Commission and other competition authorities in Australia, Europe, and South America.

Ilaria is ‘thrilled to be contributing to the growth of Oxera’s expanding competition practice’ and will be ‘focusing on expanding Oxera’s merger practice’.

Commenting on the promotions, Oxera Managing Partner Dr Gunnar Niels said that he is ‘delighted to celebrate successes of two incredibly talented economists’ who ‘inspire both their colleagues and clients’, and that their promotions will support Oxera’s ‘growing senior team across Europe in helping policymakers, businesses and courts harness economics in their decision-making’.