Tasneem Azad is a managing director in the Disputes practice, based in the London office. In addition, she serves as the head of Economics Disputes Consulting for the EMEA region. Tasneem has more than 18 years of experience supporting clients across a range of industries, including technology and internet platforms, financial services and payments systems, media (broadcast television, radio and digital), retail and wholesale insurance, information, communications (fixed and mobile), utilities (water and energy) and network infrastructure. 

She supports projects with the application of economic techniques including complex data analytics, statistical and econometric analyses, survey design and conjoint analyses, benchmarking, demand and market modelling, profitability analyses, pricing assessments, economic impact and cost-benefit analyses, and scenario and option analyses.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Tasneem was a managing director at a global professional services firm leading its European Economics practice, a director within a London-based economics consultancy and a member of the UK Government Economic Service—holding posts at the then Department of Trade and Industry, Her Majesty’s Cabinet Office, the Office of Fair Trading and a UK sectoral regulator. Tasneem was also seconded to the European Commission as a national expert on competition and regulation.

Tasneem provides expert economic advice to clients in a range of contexts including: commercial litigation and international arbitration matters (including testimony in respect of factual causation and economic quantum issues); competition cases (dominance, anti-competitive conduct and cartel follow-on claims); regulatory investigations or market inquiries, such as before the EC, the UK Competition and Markets Authority and the UK Financial Conduct Authority; securities and class action litigation cases (including market recreation, event studies and portfolio modelling); conduct regulation issues in financial services and payment systems markets; behavioral economics issues; transactional regulatory due diligence; and general economic advisory. 

Tasneem is recognized as a world-leading practitioner in the Euromoney Expert Guide on competition and antitrust and was recognized by [email protected] in its 2019 top 40 in their 40s competition professionals in Europe, the Americas and Africa.

Tasneem earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in economics and philosophy, both from the London School of Economics. She also completed a master’s level course in industrial economics from the London School of Economics.

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