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