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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”