United Kingdom's Competition Authority - CMA (London)

Philip Collins

United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)

Philip Collins was appointed Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading on 1 October 2005. In his professional career as a lawyer his practice increasingly focused on competition and European law and he established this as a specialist practice area at Lovell, White & King in London on becoming a Partner in 1978. He spent the next fifteen years based in London advising clients worldwide on UK and European competition issues as well as European law. From 1993, he was based in Brussels where he developed a broad practice in advisory, contentious and transactional competition work. On leaving Lovells he became Senior Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP in Brussels. Over the past five years as Chairman of the OFT, he has focused on the development of the Board and senior management structure of the organisation and on a significant number of strategic and policy issues which affect the work of the Office. After qualifying from University with a Law degree, he took leave of absence to take a postgraduate degree at St. John’s College, Oxford, which encouraged his interest in competition law.

Auteurs associés

German Competition Authority (Bonn)
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick (Brussels)
Ashurst (Brussels)
Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (Brussels)
European Consumers’ Organisation


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Augusta Maciuleviciute, Donald Slater, Konrad Ost, Philip Collins, Philippe Lambrecht, Stefaan Raes Belgian Competition Day - RT1 - Private enforcement : Towards a European approach ? (Brussels, October 21th 2010)


This set of articles reproduces the discussions delivered at the first round-table at the Belgian Competition Day held in Brussels on October 21, 2010. Mr. Ost stresses the complementarity of public and private enforcement. He however fears the possible impact of a « private enforcement industry (...)

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