Senior Director for Case Decision Groups, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), United Kingdom; Professor, College of Europe, Bruges
Dr Philip Marsden is Deputy Chair of the Bank of England’s Enforcement Decision Making Committee, and a case decisionmaker at the Financial Conduct Authority, the Payment Systems Regulator and OFGEM. In September, 2018, the Chancellor appointed Philip to the Treasury’s Digital Competition Experts Panel. In November 2018, Philip also affiliated with Charles River Associates International as a Senior Advisor on policy and strategy issues.
For ten years until October 2018, Philip held various roles at the UK competition authority, first as member of the Board of the Office of Fair Trading, then as Inquiry Chair and Senior Director, Case Decision Groups, at the Competition and Markets Authority, where he decided on Phase II mergers, market investigations and antitrust cases, post-Statement of Objections. He was also a Board member of the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities.
Philip is also Professor of Law and Economics at the College of Europe, Bruges, teaching the core LL.M. competition course and is co-founder and General Editor of the European Competition Journal, and the Oxford Competition Law case reporter series. His research interests include innovation incentives, comparative competition law and online markets. He has for many years been Counsel to the fifty- CEO Board of the Consumer Goods Forum, and advised governments on competition issues under the auspices of the ICN, OECD, UN, ADB, EBRD, World Bank and IMF.
A competition official and prosecutor early on in his career, for the last 30 years Philip has also acted as independent counsel, specialising in advice to firms in the fast-moving consumer goods and high technology sectors, and to governments on competition agency effectiveness and decision-making. He has also been Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and Director of its Competition Law Forum. In private practice he worked at major law firms in Toronto, Tokyo and London.
Philip earned his doctorate in law from the University of Oxford. He is also a keen distance runner and rower. His wife and children are all artists, but he still likes to think he can be creative too, if it leads to more efficient and effective decision-making and enforcement.