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Philip Marsden

Dr. Philip Marsden is Deputy Chair of the Bank of England’s Enforcement Decision Making Committee, and a case decision maker at the Financial Conduct Authority, the Payment Systems Regulator and OFGEM. In September 2018, the Chancellor appointed Philip to the Treasury’s Digital Competition Experts Panel. In November 2018, Philip also affiliated with Charles River Associates International as a Senior Advisor on policy and strategy issues. In June 2019 he was appointed to the government’s Open Finance Advisory Group, advising the FCA on how to extend Open Banking to other financial services and sectors. For ten years until October 2018, Philip 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, where he decided on Phase II mergers, market investigations and antitrust cases, post-Statement of Objections. Philip is also Professor of Law and Economics at the College of Europe, Bruges, teaching the core LL.M. competition course and is co-founder and General Editor of the European Competition Journal, and the Oxford Competition Law case reporter series. A prosecutor early on in his career, for the last 30 years Philip has also acted as independent counsel, specializing in advice to firms and governments. In private practice he worked at major law firms in Toronto, Tokyo and London. Philip earned his doctorate in law from the University of Oxford.