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Competition Section

Meet the Competition Section Committee

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The Committee supports the development of the future strategy of the Section and enhancement of the services already offered to members

The current president of the Competition Section is Professor Richard Whish. He accepted the position in 2002, as the successor to Diana Guy. Other committee members, and their brief biographies, are below.


  • Chair: Richard Eccles, Bird & Bird LLP
  • Vice-chair: Matt Evans, Jones Day LLP
  • Frances Barr, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Carole Begent, Payment Systems Regulator
  • Alastair Chapman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Niall Collins, Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Cameron Firth, Macfarlanes
  • Davina Garrod, Akin Gump
  • Jonathan Goldsmith
  • Keith Jones, Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Sarah Jordan, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
  • James Marshall, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Becket McGrath, Cooley (UK) LLP
  • Omar Shah, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Maria Ouli, JP Morgan
  • André Pretorius, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Nigel Seay, Travers Smith LLP
  • Stephen Smith, Bristows LLP
  • Isabel Taylor, Slaughter and May
  • Graeme Young, CMS Cameron McKenna

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Benefits of Membership*

Competition Section renewals

The Competition Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Compliance and regulation
  • Brexit
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Damages actions
  • Mergers
  • Cartel enforcement
  • Dawn Raids
  • Sector Inquiries

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: seminars, podcasts, conference, Annual dinner, webinars and a LinkedIn group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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