Cento Veljanovski

Founder and Managing Partner, Case Associates

Dr Veljanovski is Managing Partner of Case Associates and IEA Fellow in Law & Economics. He is a well-known economist with over forty years of experience as an academic and an adviser to companies on competition and regulatory economics. He has been a director of several management and economics consulting firms, on the Board of Plcs, a director of an economics research institute, and held a range of academic appointments in economics and law faculties in the UK, Australia, and North America.

Cento has acted as an expert witness on competition and damages in the English & Wales High Court, Scottish Court of Sessions, Irish High Court, Federal Court of Australia, New Zealand High Court, Den Haag District Court, Finnish Higher Administrative Court, Hong Kong Telecommunications’ (competition Provisions) Appeals Board, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), and the International Court of Arbitration. He has been an expert witness in landmark competition cases (Clear v. Telecom, Crehan, Hendry, Devenish, Merricks) and follow-on damage claims.

Cento has also assisted companies in regulatory proceedings across Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. He has advised regulators and government departments including the Australian Competition and Consumers Commission (ACCC), IDA (Singapore); in the UK the Department of Transport, Department of the Environment, the Health & Safety Executive, the Home Office (Peacock Committee on broadcasting); the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD); Australian Law Reform Commission.

Cento has had a distinguished academic career. He was educated in Australia and the United Kingdom and has degrees in law and economics (BEc (Hons), MEc, DPhil.). After a short period at the Australian Commonwealth Treasury, he was appointed a Teaching Fellow at Monash University, then became a Commonwealth Scholar to the UK and then a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University for six years interrupted by one year as Visiting Professor in Law and Economics in the Law School, University of Toronto. He was then appointed the first economist to a UK law school at University College London (UCL), and then Research Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), an influential economics think tank.

Cento has held academic posts at Monash University, York University, and adjunct/visiting positions at the Universities of New York and Miami, Buckingham University; the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Centre for Policy Studies (CoPS).

Cento has published extensively including most recently Cartel Damages – Principles, measurement, and economics (OUP, 2020), Hayek on Antitrust (IEA, 2023), and in leading journals such as the Journal of Competition Law & Economics, The Antitrust Bulletin, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and Singapore Economics Review.