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