Portrait of Kimela Shah

Kimela Shah : Principal

Kimela specialises in providing economic analysis in the context of litigation and arbitration, in particular in consumer and collective actions, in both competition and commercial settings. Her work involves applying quantitative techniques to a range of areas, and developing analytical models, for example to analyse the economic contribution of organisations, policies and regulations. She also has experience in taxation disputes.

Prior to joining Oxera, Kimela worked in the Government Economic Service. She worked at HM Revenue & Customs for a number of years, leading the team producing forecasts of tax receipts, providing litigation support for VAT and impact assessments for policy costings for indirect taxes. Projects included estimating the VAT gap, and estimating behavioural responses to changes in prices of alcohol duties and fuel duties. She also worked at the Office for Budget Responsibility, in the team responsible for producing the macroeconomic forecasts.

Kimela speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6639

Kimela's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Providing litigation support to a claimant evaluating the damages resulting from the roll-on, roll-off (‘RoRo’) shipping cartel (2020–)

  • Providing litigation support to a claimant in evaluating the damages resulting from a European cartel in the power cables market (2020–)

  • Led Oxera’s work on a review of the historical RPI series for use in economic regulation (2020)

  • Providing economic advice to Google regarding an antitrust claim (2019–20)

  • Advising an airport operator in an EU member state regarding a contractual dispute (2019–)

  • Economic advice to a transport operator on a pricing dispute in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (2019–)


  • Bell, J., den Boer, A. and Shah, K. (2020), ‘Aggregate damages: why the whole might not be the sum of the parts’, Competition Law Journal, 19:2, pp. 84–93.

  • Noble, R., Bell, J. and Shah, K. (2017), ‘Class actions: the mobility scooters case’, Competition Law Journal, 16:3, pp. 221–230.

  • Bell, J. and Shah, K. (2016), ‘New Economic Questions in opt-out collective actions’, Competition Law Journal, 15:163.


  • BSc (Hons) Economics, University of Warwick

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The extension of the 5p cut to fuel duty in last week’s Budget from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes this the 14th year in a row that fuel…
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The growth of online sales has prompted debate around whether an online sales tax (OST) should be introduced to ‘rebalance’ the taxation of the retail sector. Indeed, the evolution of…
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