Philip Marsden to Deliver Keynote Address at AAI’s 14th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference

AAI is delighted to announce that Philip Marsden, Deputy Chair of the Bank of England’s Enforcement Decision Making Committee, will deliver the keynote address at AAI’s 14th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference. The address is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 11.

Dr. Marsden will speak on current competition issues at the intersection of public and private competition enforcement, particularly relating to digital platforms. AAI’s President, Diana Moss, noted “We are very much looking forward to Dr. Marsden’s keynote. He will offer unique and timely perspective from his competition enforcement and policy experience that will resonate deeply with private enforcers in the U.S., especially at this critical time for antitrust.”

Dr. Marsden is an AAI International Advisor and has a range of public enforcement, private advisory and academic roles.   For 10 years, he 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 (CMA), where he decided on Phase II mergers, market investigations and antitrust cases, post-Statement of Objections.

On leaving the CMA,  Dr. Marsden was appointed by the Chancellor to HM Treasury’s Digital Competition Expert’s Panel, working with US economist Jason Furman to produce the ground-breaking report ‘Unlocking Digital Competition’.   He is also a competition and regulatory decisionmaker at the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Payment Systems Regulator and OFGEM, the energy regulator, and a special advisor with CRA International.   Dr. Marsden is also Professor of Law and Economics at the College of Europe, Bruges, where he teaches the core LL.M. competition course, and trains foreign competition law officials through the online program set up by Spencer Weber Waller at Loyola (he also runs Antitrust Marathons with Spencer – but that is another story).  He is co-founder and General Editor of the European Competition Journal and the Oxford Competition Law case reporter series.

In private practice, Dr. Marsden worked at major law firms in Toronto, Tokyo and London. A competition official and prosecutor early on in his career, for the last 30 years Dr. Marsden has also acted as independent counsel, specializing 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 acted as an expert witness in civil litigation and enforcement appeals in the US, and more recently in India, Singapore, Korea and the EU.   He earned his doctorate in law from the University of Oxford, where he lives with his family, all artists but he likes to think he can be creative too if it leads to more effective enforcement and redress.