An advisory firm to tier-one technology firms, government agencies and global law firms on strategy, economics, technology and competition, today announced that Andrea Coscelli will join as Partner and Co-Head of the European practice on January 3, 2023.
Dr Koselli, a European expert on antitrust and competition economics, was chief executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for six years until last July. He will co-lead the company’s European expansion alongside Christina Cavara, who established Keystone’s European operations earlier this year with an integrated antitrust, economics and technology advisory service.
Founded by Greg Richards and Professor Marco Iansetti in 2003, Keystone is one of the world’s leading advisors to the technology sector, having in-depth experience managing high-profile cases with a particular focus on the digital economy. All Keystone affiliates are leading academic experts in digital transformation, innovation, platform economics, computing, strategic management and ecosystems, supported by 150 professionals in its US and London offices.
Dr. Koselli has twenty-five years of experience in competition economics. He led the CMA between 2016 and 2022 during a period of significant growth following the UK’s exit from the European Union. Under his guidance, the agency has built leading capabilities in data and technology, which are now being adopted by other leading agencies, and worked on several high-profile global antitrust and merger cases involving digital companies. Prior to joining the CMA as a member of the Executive Board in 2013, Dr Koselli was Director of Competition Economics at Ofcom (the UK’s communications and media regulator) and Partner at Charles River Associates. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.
Andrea Coselli said: “I look forward to joining Christina and my new colleagues from Keystone. Agencies such as the CMA are increasingly integrating legal and economic insights with technology, data, computing and strategy in their investigations into the digital sector. I believe combining deep expertise in antitrust economics with knowledge A knowledge of data science and an understanding of corporate strategies is increasingly essential. I believe Keystone’s unique blended offering will enable us to provide high quality, highly relevant advice.”
“It is exciting to work alongside Andrea, a former colleague and later leader of a leading agency, who has conveyed the connection most on law enforcement priorities,” said Kristina Cavara. “Andrea and I share a similar vision of the need to update traditional antitrust advice while incorporating technology knowledge.” “
“For two decades, Keystone has served global clients, including the largest technology companies, by advising on matters of strategy, litigation, regulation and public policy,” said Greg Richards, CEO and co-founder of Keystone. They have become the leading forces in antitrust and regulation of the digital sector, it is time to expand and bring the expertise we have built over the years to this important area We are delighted that Andrea has agreed to join us in leading our expansion with Christina Andrea has a proven track record in competition policy and will allow us to rise above Keystone Europe brings it to a new level.”
Keystone’s new London office will serve as the company’s European headquarters. Although Keystone has served major technology clients in the European region for the past decade, expanding the team in London will help the company play a key role in future competition, regulatory and litigation matters, while attracting more talent to the business.
Keystone is an innovative strategy, economic, and technology consulting firm dedicated to providing transformative ideas and cutting-edge solutions to Fortune Global 500 companies, leading law firms, and government agencies. He has unique expertise in the areas of competition, intellectual property, litigation, taxation and transfer pricing, as well as in developing technology-based strategies and products across all sectors. This allows the company to create bold strategies with far-reaching implications for business, consumers, and public policy. Keystone was founded by Richards and Professor Marco Yansetti, Chairman of the Keystone Board of Trustees, and David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Today, Keystone has hundreds of first-class academic experts in the digital economy and innovation sectors, supported by more than 150 professionals. In addition to London, the company has offices in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Seattle. Learn more about Keystone at www.keystone.ai.
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