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EU Committee

Antitrust: Priorities and Perspectives

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Location: British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium
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The British Chamber of Commerce is privileged to host Linsey McCallum, Deputy Director-General Antitrust, DG Competition, for an in-person discussion on antitrust policy enforcement and the upcoming Commission proposals. This event will take place on 10 February 10:00 CET at the BritCham offices.

The European regulatory environment on competition and antitrust enforcement mechanisms have evolved over the years both in Brussels and in Luxembourg. The European Commission and the European Court of Justice have scrutinised business operations in a wide range of industries, from the energy market and chips manufacturing to digital advertising and the digital infrastructure.

The emerging case law and policy proposals will have a profound impact that will spread beyond big tech cases to cover a wider cast of businesses active in the Internal Market. While the Digital Markets Act will provide an ex-ante regulation of large “gatekeeper” platforms, other proposals focused on BAU antitrust enforcement and both vertical and horizontal guidelines, affecting many day-to-day channel and cooperation arrangements, will create both new opportunities and new challenges for European and international businesses.

To discuss the implications of the new proposals and the most recent cases, we will be joined by Ms. McCallum, who has a long and accomplished career working in both private practice and the Commission, which she joined in 1993. She has served in key antitrust, merger case-handling and policy roles, including head of unit for digital sector mergers, director for technology, media and telecoms and deputy head of cabinet for Commissioner Vestager, before being appointed to her current role as Deputy Director-General, Antitrust in 2020.

The event will start with an introduction by Bill Batchelor, Vice-Chair of the BritCham Internal Market Committee, followed by Ms. McCallum's presentation. The discussion will be concluded by a Q&A session moderated by Mr. Batchelor, where participants will have the opportunity to pose their questions to the panel.

We look forward to welcoming you to the BritCham office for such an exciting and topical event!

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Speakers

Confirmed Ms Linsey McCallum

Ms Linsey McCallum

Deputy Director for Antitrust, DG Competition
Linsey McCallum is Deputy Director-General for Antitrust in the Directorate-General for Competition as of 1 October 2020. She joined the Commission in 1993 from private practice, initially as a trade negotiator during the Uruguay Round. After joining DG COMP in 1995, she held a series of antitrust and merger case-handling and policy posts. From 1999-2002, she was a member of cabinet of Vice-President Kinnock before rejoining DG COMP as the assistant to the Director General for antitrust and mergers. From 2005-2011 she was Head of Unit for antitrust in transport. As of 2011, she was Head of Unit for mergers in digital sectors before her appointment as Director for technology, media and telecoms in 2013. As of 2014, she served as Margethe Vestager’s Deputy Head of Cabinet with oversight of the competition portfolio. Linsey McCallum graduated with a first class degree in law from the University of Glasgow and holds a master degree in EU law from the College of Europe in Bruges.

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