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David Matthew is an antitrust and competition expert based in London. He applies 30 years of experience as an economic consultant and Director of Economics at Ofcom to offer clients thoughtful analysis and expert evidence in competition and regulation matters.

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Mr. Matthew has particular expertise in the telecommunications, broadcast, media, sports rights, big tech, and post sectors. While at Ofcom, he led economic analysis on many key competition and regulation cases, including the Royal Mail abuse of dominance appeal and keynote market reviews of BT plc, Royal Mail plc, and Sky plc. Mr. Matthew also specializes in aviation, having been chief economist at the Civil Aviation Authority and done extensive advisory work as a consultant.

Beyond his expertise in communications and aviation, Mr. Matthew's work covers a variety of industries, including intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and consumer goods.

Mr. Matthew is an experienced expert witness. He has submitted expert reports and given oral expert testimony on numerous occasions before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the High Court, international arbitration tribunals, and in other court proceedings. Some of his more notable cases of expert testimony include Royal Mail v. Ofcom (2019), BT v. Ofcom—Pay-TV (2016), and BT v. Ofcom—Margin Squeeze Regulation (2015).

Prior to joining NERA, Mr. Matthew was the Director of Economics at Ofcom, where he pursued competition and regulation cases in telecom, media, and post and contributed to Ofcom policy and strategy across the communications sector. He has spoken on competition matters with organizations such as the Association of Competition Economists, Law Society, Concurrences, and the Cambridge Competition Policy Symposium.


  • MPhil in economics, Oxford University
  • MA (with Distinction) in economics and economic history, University of Edinburgh