Andrea Coscelli is the Chief Executive of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) following his appointment in July 2016. Since joining the CMA in November 2013 he has been an executive board member heading the Directorate responsible for UK merger control, the markets regime and the CMA’s work in regulated sectors. He joined the CMA from Ofcom (UK Communications Regulator) where he was a Director of Economic Analysis in the Competition Group. He previously worked at Charles Rivers Associates (CRA) in London where he was a Vice President (Partner) in the Competition Practice. He co-founded the Association of Competition Economics (ACE) in 2003. He holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.
Paolo is the chairman of the European In-house Competition Lawyers’ Association, vice-chair of BIAC (the voice of business at the OECD in Paris) and a non-governmental advisor to the CMA in the UK. He is also a member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s users’ group. He was nominated one of the top 40 rising stars of in-house competition lawyers by Global Competition Review.
Andre Uhlmann is Head of Compliance of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG. Together with his team he is in charge of the implementation of the thyssenkrupp Compliance program focusing on the topics of antitrust law, anti-corruption, anti-money-laundering and data protection. Previously he was active in various positions in the Compliance department of the thyssenkrupp group and was in particular in charge of all internal Compliance investigations. Before working for thyssenkrupp he was working for Cleary Gottlieb in Cologne, Germany, specializing on antitrust law.
Daniel is IATA’s Chief Counsel for Antitrust and Competition Law. In addition to ensuring antitrust compliance for IATA and its industry activities, Daniel works to set the strategic direction of competition law policy in aviation. Daniel’s team looks at certain areas where competition doesn’t work very well–where for example airlines are on the receiving end of anticompetitive conduct—and reviews strategic options to make the industry more competitive, and lowering costs. Recently, Daniel is leading IATA’s efforts as a formal complainant in the European Commission's investigation into monopolistic practices in the aircraft MRO market. This is an area of deep concern for IATA’s members, and accounts for approximately $64bn per year. Prior to joining IATA, Daniel practiced as an antitrust attorney at the law firm of White & Case LLP in Washington, DC and Brussels, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC and the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Brussels.
Miguel is a senior competition counsel at Google in London, where he advises and oversees antitrust matters throughout the EMEA region. He previously worked at Amazon in its European headquarters in Luxembourg, where he was lead counsel to the pan-EU retail and marketplace e-commerce businesses. Prior to moving in-house, he was a senior associate at Linklaters' Competition & Antitrust team, and was an associate at Clifford Chance's European Competition and Regulation group before that. He qualified into the Energy & Telecoms department at Spanish law firm Garrigues. He is a graduate in law and in economics by Comillas-ICADE University in Madrid, and has studied international and EU law at Georgetown University and at King's College London.
Beatrice Roxburgh is an experienced competition law practitioner, with a career spanning from private practice in two of the City's pre-eminent competition law firms, to competition law enforcement, followed by 15 years as senior in-house competition counsel with BT Group plc, and joining the University of Law in March 2018 to teach competition law. In that time, she has led a variety of cases and investigations in-house at BT, overseen dawn raids as a competition law enforcer, and in private practice advised major corporates, government and public bodies on all aspects of European and UK anti-trust law (including its application to international mergers, joint ventures and other transactions). At the University of Law she aims to give our future practitioner the benefit of her experience and kindle the enthusiasm of the next generation of competition lawyers.
Xanthi G. Bitzidou is a Greek Lawyer with an extensive experience in the full range of EU and Greek competition law (antitrust, merger/acquisitions and state aid), sectoral experience in the Electronic Communications, Media and Postal markets, Corporate Law and Litigation.
Ms. Bitzidou obtained her Law Diploma at the University of Thessaloniki (Greece), holds a Master in EU Business Law from the ‘Institut d’études européennes’ of U.L.B (Belgium) and also an MPhil from the University of Kent (UK) in ‘EU Competition law and Telecommunications’.
Her EU and Greek professional experience includes a stage at the EU Commission (former DG Small-Medium Enterprises), the Brussels office of Squire Sanders and Dempsey and the EU/Brussels office of a German Telecoms/Technology Consultancy. Since 2005, she is a lawyer at the legal department of E.E.T.T (Hellenic Telecommunications and Posts Commission), where for the last 13 years she handles the full range of regulatory issues and competition matters of both the Electronic Communications and Postal sectors.
Ms Bitzidou has authored a book and relevant articles on the topics of EU Law, Competition Law and Electronic Communications/Media. She is fluent in Greek, English, French and Italian and she is a member of the Athens Bar Association.
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Daniela joined Santander UK in October 2015 as its first in-house competition counsel, and now heads the team responsibile for managing and overseeing competition law matters across the bank. Prior to joining Santander, Daniela was an associate at Slaughter and May (London and Brussels) and Shearman & Sterling (London). Daniela has extensive experience advising and leading projects across all pillars of UK and EU competition law, including merger and market inquiries, antitrust, enforcement, compliance and policy matters.
Jonathan J. Anastasia is Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel supporting Cyber & Intelligence Solutions at Mastercard. In his role, Jonathan is responsible for leading a team of attorneys that help develop product solutions to ensure the safety, security and experience of Mastercard products and solutions for consumers, merchants, partners and governments around the world. His team provides integrated legal and transactional support in the development of products and services in the areas of authentication, fraud management, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet-of-things, biometrics, cybersecurity, and digital identity.
Before joining Mastercard, Jonathan was in the Intellectual Property group of Crowell & Moring LLP. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jonathan served as a Captain in the United States Army.
Richard Bacek joined Siemens in 2009 as General Counsel for Siemens Czech Republic. Since 2015 he has performed also the role of General Counsel for Siemens Slovakia and since 2016 for Siemens Romania. Prior to 2009, Richard Bacek worked as attorney for international law firms in Prague. Richard Bacek is member of the Appeal Committee of the Czech National Bank and Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association of the Czech Republic
Nathaniel L. Asker is a partner in the Antitrust Department, resident in Fried Frank's New York office, who focuses on antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures and represents clients before the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. He has advised clients in a range of industries, including technology and software, consumer products, aerospace and defense, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy, and financial services, among others. Mr. Asker is consistently recognised by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Antitrust, where he has been described as "absolutely outstanding,” “very strong analytically,” and “a top-notch antitrust lawyer” who is “extraordinarily responsive and, more importantly, very thoughtful in his responses.” According to Chambers, sources also reported that Mr. Asker is "knowledgeable about the subject matter, has contacts at the regulators and is excellent at client communication.” Mr. Asker was also selected as a “Future Leader” by Who's Who Legal: Competition and is recognized by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in Antitrust: Merger Control.
Michael Murray serves as Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Michael joined the Antitrust Division from the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, where he served as Associate Deputy Attorney General. In that office, Michael had oversight responsibility for the Civil Division, the Antitrust Division, and criminal law policy initiatives. Before joining the Department of Justice in early 2017, Michael was in private practice, where he was an appellate and trial-court litigator in a variety of commercial litigation and antitrust disputes. Michael clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain and on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. He graduated from Yale Law School and Princeton University, summa cum laude.
Konrad Ost, Dr. jur. (Heidelberg), LL.M. (Cambridge), is since September 2015 Vice President of the Bundeskartellamt. From 2010 to 2015 he was Head of its General Policy Division, from 2008 to 2010 Head of its Litigation Service and represented the Bundeskartellamt before the German Federal Court of Justice.
He has written numerous articles on antitrust procedure, private antitrust enforcement and other competition law topics. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Bonn and co-editor of the German antitrust journal “Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht – NZKart”.
Gabriella Muscolo is a Commissioner of the Italian Competition Authority.
Appointed as a Judge in 1985, she sat at the Specialist Section for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in the District Court of Rome and at the Court for Undertakings in Rome.
In 2009, she was appointed as a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal-EBA of the European Patent Office-EPO and she resigned in May 2014, when she was elected as Commissioner.
Since 2008, Gabriella Muscolo has been lecturer of Company Law at the School of Specialization for the Legal Professions at the University of Rome – La Sapienza. She also lectures at Italian and Foreign Universities such as Université de Strasbourg, CEIPI-Centre d’ Etude International de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Technische Universitat Dresden, Universidad de Alicante, Queen Mary University, University of Washington, CASRIP- Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Seattle and Waseda University in Tokio.
She publishes in Italian as well as in English in the fields of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. She co-edited the volumes "Intellectual Property and Competition Law: a European perspective” and "The Pharmaceutical Sector Between Patent Law And Competition Law. An International Perspective” both for Kluwer International.
Étienne Chantrel heads the mergers unit at the Autorité de la concurrence.
He previously worked as an economist in the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance from 2008 to 2014 and from 2016 to 2017, holding various positions at the French Treasury where he was in charge of the economic analysis of sectoral reforms, and of the macroeconomic impact of economic policy, and at the French statistical institute, where he was in charge of Eurozone economic forecasts. He was an adviser to Emmanuel Macron, then Minister for the Economy, from 2014 to 2016, in charge of competition and structural reforms. As such he designed a major structural reform law known as the “Macron” law, enacted in 2015.
Étienne Chantrel graduated from École normale supérieure, from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and from ENSAE. He studied economics at the University of Chicago and the University of Toulouse and holds a PhD in economics from Télécom ParisTech on “Competition, Innovation and Growth”.
Dr. Tobias Caspary is an antitrust and competition partner based in Fried Frank’s London and Frankfurt offices. Dr. Caspary’s practice focuses on EU, UK and German competition law, working on some of the most complex cross-border mergers worldwide in connection with numerous competition investigations, including Phase II cases before the EC and the CMA, and cartel investigations. He has a strong focus on private equity, advising clients such as Goldman Sachs, AEA Investors and New Mountain Capital, and also represents clients across a range of additional industries, including media, telecoms, technology and financial services. Dr. Caspary is individually recognised by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Legal 500 UK and Legal 500 US as a leading individual in competition law (noted as being “very strategic,” “business savvy” and “highly experienced, impressive and pragmatic”). Legal 500 has also recognised him as a “credible player on the European stage, who is very well placed to deal with cases raising UK, German and EU competition issues.”