UK’s Current Regulatory Landscape

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UK’s Current Regulatory Landscape

UK’s Current Regulatory Landscape

About the speakers
  • Alex Olive
    Alex Olive
    General Counsel at Payment Systems Regulator
    Alex is the General Counsel for the Payment Systems Regulator. Alex joins the PSR from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), as Legal Director and previously the Mergers Director. Since November 2022 she has been part of the Senior Leadership Team in the Investment Security Unit at the Cabinet Office, leading on national security risk identification, analysis, remedies and enforcement Alex will be responsible for leading the PSR’s team of expert lawyers and providing legal advice across the PSR – including the PSR Board and Executive Committees.
  • Simon Burden
    Simon Burden
    Head of Competition Law at NatWest Group
    Simon Burden is head of EU and competition law at Natwest Bank. Simon has 18 years of experience across all aspects of competition law and policy, in the UK and internationally, working in private practice, at regulators, and in-house (in telecoms and financial services). He also likes to dabble in economics.
  • Ingrid Cameron
    Ingrid Cameron
    Technical Specialist at Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
    Ingrid Cameron is a Technical Specialist at the Financial Conduct Authority, working on competition enforcement and policy. She previously worked in competition enforcement at the Office of Fair Trading, following several years in private practice in London and Brussels.
  • Tim Ward KC
    Tim Ward KC
    Barrister at Monckton Chambers
    Tim Ward KC, joint Head of Chambers, is widely recognised as a leading litigator and advocate in the fields of competition, telecommunications, public law and EU law. Legal directories list him as a leading individual in each of these fields, and describe him as “a very adept and able strategist”, “a genuinely talented advocate with the intellectual firepower to deal with complex cases” and shows “the highest levels of skill in his cross-examination of witnesses.” He appears frequently in the courts and Competition Appeal Tribunal in cases including class action certification, cartel penalty appeals, competition damages actions (both follow on and standalone), injunction applications and claims for judicial review under the Enterprise Act 2002.

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