Sir Philip Lowe is Senior Advisor in the Public Affairs practice within the firm’s Strategic Communications segment. He is based out of Brussels. Sir Philip has had a distinguished career in government and business. Following a period in the manufacturing industry in the UK, he joined the European Commission in 1973, and held a range of senior positions as Chef de Cabinet and Director in the fields of regional development, agriculture, transport and administration, before becoming Director-General of Development in 1997. From September 2002 to February 2010, he was Director-General for Competition and after that, until the end of 2013, Director-General for Energy. From 2013 until the beginning of this year, Sir Philip served as a non-executive Board Member of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority.
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"Effective unbundling of energy transmission networks: lessons from the Energy Sector Inquiry"* I. Introduction During the late 1990s, the European Union decided to fundamentally change the basis for the provision of electricity and gas from a monopolistic to a competitive market (...)
In this On-Topic issue we have invited prominent competition lawyers and economists – from academic, judicial, enforcement and practice sides of the profession – to discuss a book by two leading antitrust thinkers. The book ’Competition Overdose: How Free Market Mythology Transformed Us from (...)
The European Commission has acknowledged and respected, in Regulation 1/2003, the ability of the Member States to apply stricter rules than Article 82. There are some types of conduct that cannot be addressed by Article 82 because the undertakings involved are not dominant. One relates to (...)
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Cartels and leniency policy, Philip Lowe Abstract For already one decade, the fight against cartels has been constituting one of the priority policies of the Commission. The tools the European authority has at its disposal have been appreciably strengthened by the Regulation 1/2003 which (...)