Dr Philip Marsden was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the JCRA in September 2010. He is a competition lawyer with a particular interest in abuse of dominance, innovation incentives, consumer welfare, and international competition issues. Philip is also Senior Director, Case Decision Groups at the UK Competition and Markets Authority, and a decision-maker on the Enforcement, Regulation and Case Decisions Committees at the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator, UK. He 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.
From 2003-2014 he was Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, and Director of its Competition Law Forum. From 2008-2014 he was Non-executive Director on the Board of the UK Office of Fair Trading, and 2014-2017 he was Inquiry Chair at the Competition and Markets Authority. A competition official early on in his career, for the last 25 years he has specialised in advice to firms in the fast-moving consumer goods and high technology sectors, and to governments on competition agency effectiveness and decision-making.
Current Interests as at June 2017
Committee Member, European Competition Lawyers Forum
Member, International Advisory Board, American Anti-Trust Institute
Member, Scientific Committee. Global Competition Law Centre
Member, Scientific Committee, CRESSE (Competition and Regulation European School and Conference)
Member, Loyola Consumer and Anti-Trust Institute
Member, International Board of Advisors, Global Anti-Trust Institute, George Mason University
Advisor, various international organisations (World Bank, OECD, ICN) and asociations; occasional consultancy work focussing on compliance, peer reviews and decision-making
Former Member, Casework Committee, Ofwat