Lars Kjølbye is office managing partner in Latham & Watkins' Brussels office. He focuses his practice on complex cases in all areas of EU competition law, including abuse of dominance, restrictive practices, and merger control. He has advised clients on a number of landmark matters in recent years including Broadcom/interim measures, Microsoft/Nuance and Aon/WTW. Prior to private practice, Lars spent ten years at the European Commission's Competition Directorate General.
As head of the Energy and Environment Unit he led the completion of the energy sector inquiry and prosecuted several major abuse of dominance cases. He was also involved in drafting Regulation 1/2003, which established a new procedural framework for applying Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and the accompanying guidelines and notices. Lars also served as a référendaire at the European Court of Justice.
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 Margrethe 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.
Marc van der Woude is the president of the General Court of the European Union. He started his career as a tutor at the College of Europe in Bruges (1984-1986) and as a lecturer at Leiden University (1986-1987).
He then joined the European institutions where he worked for DG Competition (1987-1989, 1992-1993), the European Court of Justice as a legal secretary (1989-1992) and the Commission’s legal Service (1993-1995). He resigned from the European civil service to become a member of the Brussels bar, where he practiced European and competition law for fifteen years (1995-2010).
Marc van der Woude became a professor in competition law at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (since 2000) and acted four years as an advisor on energy policy for the Dutch government (2002-2006). Marc van der Woude is an author of numerous publications on European and competition law and still teaches at Rotterdam University.