Meet the Speakers

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Speakers

Gabriella Muscolo, Commissioner, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, Italy
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.

Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato
The Italian Competition Authority is an administrative independent Authority, established by Law no. 287 of 10 October 1990 ("The Competition and Fair Trading Act"), which introduced antitrust rules in Italy. Subsequent laws endowed it with additional powers, the most important of which concern the repression of unfair commercial practices, misleading and unlawful comparative advertising and the application of conflict of interests laws to government-office holders.
Professor Konrad Ost, Vice President, Bundeskartellamt, Germany
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”.

Bundeskartellamt
The Bundeskartellamt is the federal competition authority in Germany whose assignment is to protect competition. The main task of the Bundeskartellamt is to apply and enforce the Act against Restraints of Competition. This task includes implementing the ban on cartels, conducting merger control, controlling abusive practices of dominant or powerful companies and reviewing procedures for the award of public contracts by the Federation (since 1999). In addition, since 2005 the Bundeskartellamt can conduct so-called sector inquiries in order to examine more closely the competition situation in individual sectors, irrespective of concrete individual proceedings. The Bundeskartellamt bases its decisions solely on competitive criteria. It is independent in its decision-making, i.e. in its handling of cases and its decisions it is not bound by external instructions.
Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, Competition & Markets Authority, UK
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.

Competition & Markets Authority
The CMA is the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority and carries out investigations into mergers and markets, and enforces competition and consumer law. Its mission is to make “markets work well in the interests of consumers, businesses and the economy”. The CMA assumed its powers on 1 April 2014 and is the successor of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC).

Panel Moderators

Paolo Palmigiano, Chairman of ICLA (Association of In-house Competition Lawyers), Association of In-house Competition Lawyers, UK
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.

Association of In-house Competition Lawyers
The Association of in-house competition lawyers is an informal gathering of expert in-house competition lawyers. There are more than 300 members in 23 countries. Its main purpose, through its meetings in Brussels and in London, is to act as •A channel of communication to share information and update members on issues of common interest, including: events, general legal developments at the EU and national level, specific members’ experience and subjects of common interest (both by members and external speakers); •An opportunity to engage with competition authorities on matters of common interest. Officials from competition authorities are usually invited to attend ICLA meetings; •In some instances to submit responses to consultations of interest to in-house lawyers.
Nathaniel L. Asker, Antitrust and Competition Partner, Fried Frank, USA
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.

Fried Frank
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world's leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm's approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe.
Dr Tobias Caspary, Antitrust and Competition Partner, Fried Frank, UK
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.”

Fried Frank
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world's leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm's approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe.

Panellists

Étienne Chantrel, Head of Mergers Unit, Autorité de la concurrence, France
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”.

Autorité de la concurrence
The Autorité de la concurrence is the French Competition Agency. It is an independent administrative authority specialised in supervising anticompetitive practices, providing expertise on market functioning and controlling mergers. It is at the service of consumers and its goal is to uphold fair competition and contribute to the competitive functioning of markets in Europe and at international level.
Mari Scimeni, Director, Global Competition Team , Barclays, UK

Barclays
Natasha Franklin, Competition Lawyer, British Airways, UK

British Airways
Professor Konrad Ost, Vice President, Bundeskartellamt, Germany
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”.

Bundeskartellamt
The Bundeskartellamt is the federal competition authority in Germany whose assignment is to protect competition. The main task of the Bundeskartellamt is to apply and enforce the Act against Restraints of Competition. This task includes implementing the ban on cartels, conducting merger control, controlling abusive practices of dominant or powerful companies and reviewing procedures for the award of public contracts by the Federation (since 1999). In addition, since 2005 the Bundeskartellamt can conduct so-called sector inquiries in order to examine more closely the competition situation in individual sectors, irrespective of concrete individual proceedings. The Bundeskartellamt bases its decisions solely on competitive criteria. It is independent in its decision-making, i.e. in its handling of cases and its decisions it is not bound by external instructions.
Miguel Perez Guerra, Senior Competition Counsel, Google, UK
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.

Google
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Larry Page, Google's co-founder, once described the “perfect search engine” as something that “understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want.” Since he spoke those words Google has grown to offer products beyond search, but the spirit of what he said remains. With all our technologies – from search to Chrome to Gmail – our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need and get the things you need to do done.
Maureen Abdelsayed, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Data Services Inc, USA

Integrated Data Services Inc
Daniel Kanter, Assistant General Counsel, Chief Counsel Antitrust, International Air Transport Association, Canada
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.

International Air Transport Association
The International Air Transport Association (“IATA”) is a nongovernmental international trade association founded in 1945 by air carriers engaged in international air services. Today, IATA consists of 282 member airlines from 123 countries representing roughly 84 percent of the world’s total air traffic. IATA strives to represent, lead and serve the airline industry by advocating the interests of airlines across the globe, developing global commercial standards for the airline industry and assisting airlines in operating safely, securely, efficiently, and economically. Since 1945, IATA has worked closely with governments and intergovernmental organizations to achieve and maintain uniformity in the development, implementation, and interpretation of numerous public and private international air law treaties and agreements.
Jonathan Anastasia, Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard, USA
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.

Mastercard
Mastercard
Daniela Bowry-Blum, Head of Competition, Santander UK, UK
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.

Santander UK
Santander UK is a large customer-focused bank that occupies a unique position in the UK banking sector. As a scale challenger with a full service proposition, we are small enough to have a genuine appetite and need to compete and innovate, but large enough to pose a serious competitive threat to the incumbent banks.
Beatrice Roxburgh, Tutor, The University of Law, 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.

The University of Law
The University of Law London Moorgate is the largest specialist corporate law school in the UK. It’s located in the City of London, close to leading global law firms. BT Group plc is a UK-based communication services company headquartered in London.
André Uhlmann, Head of Compliance, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Germany
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.

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
thyssenkrupp is a diversified technology and materials group based in Essen, Germany. It currently has around 150,000 employees in some 80 countries developing ideas and innovations into solutions for sustainable progress.
Michael Murray, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US DOJ, Antitrust Division, USA
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.

US DOJ, Antitrust Division

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