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Competition Section

Competition Section seminar: Associates’ career event (10 April 2018, London)

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In this seminar, speakers from different backgrounds and areas of expertise will share their best practical advice for achieving professional ambitions in Competition law. 

  • Top tips for getting where you want to go
  • A look at the different directions your career can take, including regulation, private practice, and in-house speakers each sharing their experiences
  • An overview of the impact diversity has had on Competition law and how this has changed in recent years

Learning outcomes

  • Actionable advice for achieving professional goals
  • An understanding of what is required to broaden your career or change path
  • An opportunity to meet and network with other Associates evolving their careers, as well as experienced competition law partners

SRA Competencies: A2


Carole Begent

carole begent

Carole is the General Counsel and a Director of the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR). She manages a team of lawyers and oversees competition and regulatory enforcement work, involving multi-disciplinary teams. Carole has extensive knowledge and expertise in competition, regulatory law, public law in advisory, policy development and litigation contexts. In addition to her General Counsel role she sponsors work relating to enforcement, competition, interchange fee regulation and Brexit.

Richard Eccles

richard eccles

Richard Eccles is a partner in Bird & Bird’s Competition & EU Law Group in London. He has over 30 years experience of EU and UK competition law, including anti-trust, merger control and the EU State aid rules, and competition regulation and EU law.


Chris Prevett

chris prevett

Chris Prevett is a Project Director and Legal Director at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Chris has extensive experience advising and leading projects across all of the CMA’s competition tools, including merger and market inquiries, anti-trust and cartel enforcement, and policy matters. He has been a Case Decision Group member and a senior ‘Plus 2’ adviser to decision-makers on cartel enforcement and remedies review cases, and is currently leading the CMA’s competition law investigation into a price comparison website’s price parity clauses in home insurance.

Helen Stokes

helen stokes

Helen trained and practised at Herbert Smith between 2008 and 2015, qualifying in to the competition team there. She moved to Addleshaw Goddard’s competition team between 2015 and 2017 before becoming Head of Legal for Operations at Heathrow Airport in October 2017.


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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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