Ali Nikpay is currently a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he served in a number of senior positions at the Office of Fair Trading, including as Senior Director for criminal enforcement, Senior Director for Merger Decisions and Senior Director for Policy. He was also a member of the authority's highest decision-making organ, its Executive Committee. Before the OFT, he served as a policy and legal advisor at the European Commission.
Ali has taught at the University of Oxford and was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE. He serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: "European Competition Law", "World Competition", "Antitrust Enforcement Review" and "Competition Law International".
DR MARIA CHEN
Maria is a Fellow on the LSE100 programme. She is a historian of the twentieth century, with a particular focus on European culture and identity. Maria completed her PhD in International History at the LSE, and has been a Visiting Junior Fellow at the Bill Graham Centre at the University of Toronto and a Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. She has worked on the editorial teams of the academic journals Cold War History and Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. Maria has previously served on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLAC) Committee.