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UK Competition Law Conference
February 2023
London, United Kingdom

Carole Begent
General Counsel and Head of Regulatory and Competition Enforcement at Payment Systems Regulator


Carole is the PSR’s General Counsel and Head of Regulatory and Competition Enforcement and a member of the PSR’s executive team inputting on the PSR’s policy approach.  She oversees antitrust and regulatory enforcement case work and the PSR’s role in respect of the Interchange Fee Regulation. Previously she was Senior Legal Director, Mergers, Markets and Regulatory Appeals at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).  

Between March 2000 and March 2014 Carole was Deputy Chief Legal Adviser and Head of International at the Competition Commission (CC). She led the successful defense of CC decisions, including appeals by BAA, Ryanair and BSkyB to Court of Appeal. Earlier experience includes secondment to the Department for Transport in 2009 as Head of Railway Infrastructure and Safety Legal Division; and legal and policy roles at OFWAT and ORR.

Agenda Sessions

  • Concurrent Competition Law Enforcement