Event

EU Committee

Antitrust Priorities and Perspectives

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Location: Online Webinar
Access: Members only
Fee for members: 0
Fee for non-members: 75
The British Chamber of Commerce is privileged to host Linsey McCallum, Deputy Director-General Antitrust, DG Competition, for what promises to be a highly timely and topical discussion on the Commission's perspectives and priorities in antitrust:

* High profile policy and case law developments of the past year, and looking ahead to 2022.
* Reflections on the pending Digital Markets Act and interface with BAU antitrust enforcement.
* Major case law developments, including Google Shopping and Intel.
* Policy developments ahead as the Commission refreshes both vertical and horizontal guidelines affecting many day-to-day channel and cooperation arrangements.

Ms. McCallum 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.

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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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