UK’s Antitrust Regulator Appoints New Executive Director

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed David Stewart to the role of Executive Director, Mergers and Markets.

Currently a partner at Towerhouse LLP, David will take up his post in January 2022. He replaces Andrea Gomes da Silva who left in May. He will join the CMA Senior Executive Team and the CMA Board.

Welcoming his appointment Jonathan Scott, Chair of the CMA said, “I’m delighted to have appointed someone of David’s capability and experience. David will be inheriting a talented team and will play a key role in helping promote competition and protecting consumers over the coming years..”

CEO Andrea Coscelli said, “David is a key addition to our Senior Executive Team and I am confident he will make a major contribution to our work in the future.”

David Stewart said, “This is a critical moment, as merger control and the UK’s innovative markets regime are adapting to a digital era. The CMA is one of the world’s leading competition authorities, reflecting the commitment and quality of its people. I’m delighted to be joining them, to help make markets work better for everyone who lives and works in the UK.”

David Stewart joined Towerhouse, a boutique competition and regulatory law firm, as a partner in July 2013.

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