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Philip Marsden (Dr)

Bank of England; HMT Digital Competition Expert Panel

Philip Marsden (Dr)

Dr Philip Marsden is Professor of Law and Economics at the College of Europe, Bruges. He also has a number of UK government roles, including being Deputy Chair of the Bank of England’s Enforcement Decision Making Committee, and case decisionmaker at the Financial Conduct Authority, the Payment Systems Regulator and OFGEM. In September, 2018, the Chancellor appointed Dr Marsden to the Treasury’s Digital Competition Experts Panel, which produced the ‘Furman Review: Unlocking Digital Competition’. In November 2018, Dr Marsden 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, Dr Marsden 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. He was also a Board member of the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities.

Dr Marsden is also co-founder and General Editor of the European Competition Journal, and the Oxford Competition Law case reporter series. He has for many years also been Counsel to the fifty-CEO Board of the Consumer Goods Forum, and advised governments on competition agency effectiveness and decision-making under the auspices of the ICN, OECD, UN, ADB, EBRD, World Bank and IMF. He has also been Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and Director of its Competition Law Forum. In private practice he worked at major law firms in Toronto, Tokyo and London.

Dr Marsden earned his doctorate in law from the University of Oxford.

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