Philip Collins became Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading on 1 October 2005.
He is a solicitor who has practised in the UK and EU competition law field for more than 30 years, initially in London and latterly in Brussels.
He was formerly a partner in Lovells where, in 1978, he was the first partner appointed to specialise in competition law. With the subsequent development of the practice, he was made head of the firm's competition and EU law practice.
Subsequently, and until 30 September 2005, he was Senior Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, based in Brussels.
He was one of the founders of the Competition Law Forum established at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a member of its Advisory Board from its foundation in 2002 until 2005. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the 'European Competition Journal'.
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