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 a partner at Taylor Wessing. Paolo is also 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.
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 from the Aristotelion Law University of Thessaloniki (Greece), holds a Masters degree 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 an American law firm, the EU/Brussels office of a German Telecoms/Technology Consultancy and the South Eastern Europe office of a Telecoms Institute. Since 2005, she is a lawyer at the legal department of E.E.T.T (Hellenic Telecommunications and Posts Commission), where for the last 14 years she has handled a full range of regulatory issues and competition matters (cases) 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 an active member of the Athens Bar Association (Greece).
Daniel is the Chief Counsel for Antitrust and Competition Law at IATA. 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. Recently, Daniel was leading IATA’s efforts in the European Commission's investigation into monopolistic practices in the aircraft MRO market, which led to the historic settlement agreement with CFM, which entered into force in February 2019. Prior to joining IATA, Daniel practiced as an antitrust attorney at the law firm of White & Case LLP in Washington, DC and Brussels.
Daniela joined Santander UK in October 2015 as its first in-house competition counsel, and now heads the team responsible for strategic oversight and management of all competition-related 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.
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.
Iona is a competition economist with 16 years of experience advising clients on competition and regulatory matters. Iona has an established reputation for delivering rigorous economic analysis for clients, in particular with respect to anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance infringements, and associated private damages claims. She has acted for the UK, EC, Dutch and French competition authorities, as well as lawyers and businesses. Iona has worked across a range of sectors including transport, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. She holds an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc (First) in economics and French from the University of Birmingham. Iona also spent a year studying economics at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Katrin Roesen is the head of the Bundeskartellamt’s Special Unit for Combating Cartels (SKK). This unit prepares dawn raids, supports the analysis of exhibits, and accompanies fine proceedings. Katrin studied law in Freiburg and obtained a doctorate in antitrust law. After her studies she worked as a research assistant for the Monopolies Commission. Before she became head of SKK, she worked in the Bundeskartellamt’s General Policy Division, the Litigation and Legal Division and the 5th Decision Division.
Since May 2014, Gabriella Muscolo is a Commissioner at 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.
From 2009 to 2014, she was appointed member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal-EBA of the European Patent Office-EPO.
Since 2018, she is a Fellow of the Centre of European Law of King's College London.
Since 2008, Gabriella Muscolo has been lecturer of Company Law at the School of Specialization for Legal Professionals at the University of Rome – La Sapienza. She also lectured at Italian and foreign Universities such as Université de Strasbourg, CEIPI-Centre d’Étude 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”, “The Pharmaceutical Sector Between Patent Law and Competition Law. An International Perspective” and “The Interplay Between Competition Law and Intellectual Property: An International Perspective”.
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.”