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Making financial markets work well for consumers




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Series: The Currie Lecture 2010

This year's Currie Lecture will be given by Philip Collins, Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Financial markets and services are vital to everyone's lives and the wider economy. But their complexity and lack of clarity for consumers present real challenges in driving competition. In this lecture, Philip Collins will give the OFT's perspective on retail banking services and wider financial markets.

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'.

The Currie Lecture is named in honour of Lord Currie of Marylebne, former Dean of Cass Business School and was inaugurated in 2008. This annual lecture has been given by Sir Callum McCarthy and Alistair Buchanan in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and takes as the topic of regulation as its overaching theme.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in financial markets, consumer behaviour and regulation.

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When & where

12.00am - 12.00amTuesday 30th March 2010