Professor Caron Beaton-Wells
The University of Melbourne

Caron Beaton-Wells is a Professor specialising in Competition Law at the University of Melbourne Law School and Director of the University's Global Competition and Consumer Law Program and Competition Law & Economics Network. Her research and teaching in this field extends beyond the law to institutional, political and sociological dimensions of competition regulation, and her recent research projects have focussed on cartel criminalisation, supermarket power, petrol pricing and the interface between competition and consumer law. Caron has been Associate Dean of the Law School’s undergraduate and masters programs. Her engagement activity involves contributing to the public discourse around the world on significant competition law-related issues and on bringing together and fostering constructive debate and shared learning amongst stakeholders. Caron is a member of several national and international editorial and advisory boards, has consulted to the OECD, ASEAN, SSNED and the New Zealand Government, is a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network and the Law School's representative on UNCTAD's Research Partnership Platform. Formerly a solicitor at (now) King & Wood Mallesons, Caron is also a member of several international editorial and advisory boards in the competition law field, and a member of the Law Council of Australia's competition and consumer and small business committees.

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Professor Kit Barker
TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

Kit Barker is a Professor of Private Law and joined the TC Beirne School of Law in 2006. He was educated in law at Exeter College, Oxford, where he obtained first class honours in jurisprudence (in 1988) and subsequently completed the BCL (with distinction) in 1991. He was admitted to the Middle Temple Inn of Court as a Harmsworth Scholar and to the Bar of England and Wales in 1990. He is interested in private law as a whole, but his particular research interests lie in the law of torts and unjust enrichment law and the law's doctrine, philosophical foundations and remedies. More recently, his work has explored the interface between private law and public law and public policy, with a focus on the negligence liability of government and legal (and extra-legal) responses to compensation in cases of grave historic injustice, including institutional sexual abuse. He is a former Associate Dean (Research) at the TC Beirne School of Law, regional editor for Australia of the Restitution Law Review and an assistant editor of the Torts Law Journal. He is co-author of three books to date - Unjust Enrichment (1st ed, Sydney, Lexis Nexis, Butterworths, 2008 – 2nd edition forthcoming), The Law of Torts in Australia (5th ed, 2011, OUP) and Remedies: Commentary and Materials (Thomson, 2015). He is also editor and contributor to four essay collections: Private Law: Key Encounters with Public Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013), The Law of Misstatements (Hart Publishing, 2015); Private Law and Power (Hart Publishing, 2017) and Private Law in the Twenty-First Century (Hart Publishing, 2017). A fifth edited collection on Apportionment in Private Law (with Ross Grantham) will appear in 2018.

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Professor Simon Bronitt
TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

Simon Bronitt is a Professor of Law and Deputy Dean (Research) in the TC Beirne School of Law commencing June 2014. Previously he served as the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, hosted by Griffith University (2009-2014). Before moving to Queensland in 2009 to take up this position, Professor Bronitt was a member of the Australian National University College of Law (1991-2009). During that time he served as Sub Dean in 1997-98, and promoted to Professor in 2005. During his time at ANU, he held a number of research leadership roles, including Director of the National Europe Centre an EU funded Centre - in the Research School of Humanities (2003-2008) and Director of the Australian Centre for Military Law and Justice, ANU (2009). Drawing on comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, he has published widely on criminal justice topics ranging across terrorism law and human rights, comparative criminal law, covert policing, family violence, and mental health policing. His key publications include two textbooks, Principles of Criminal Law (3rd ed, Thomson Reuters 2010) and Law in Context (4th ed, Federation Press, 2012).

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Associate Professor Julie Clarke
Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Julie Clarke is an Associate Professor in Competition Law in the Melbourne Law School. Her publications have focused on criminalisation of cartels, domestic and international merger regulation and anti-competitive unilateral conduct. Julie is the Australian news correspondent for the European Competition Law Review, section editor on restrictive trade practices for the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law, a national rapporteur for the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) and is a member of the Law Council of Australia's competition and consumer committee. Julie’s website, Australian Competition Law, disseminates information and commentary about competition law and policy in Australia.

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Brent Fisse
Brent Fisse Lawyers

Brent Fisse has over 30 years’ experience specialising in Competition & Consumer Law.

He has advised clients in many industries, including telecommunications, information technology, publishing and broadcasting, airports, transport, energy, steel, cables, motor vehicles, supermarkets, music, financial services and online retailing.

He is the co-author of Corporations, Crime and Accountability (Cambridge University Press, 1983) (with John Braithwaite), and Australian Cartel Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2011) with Caron Beaton-Wells).

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The Hon Justice Andrew Greenwood
Federal Court of Australia

Andrew Peter Greenwood was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia on 4 August 2005.

Prior to his appointment, Justice Greenwood practised extensively in the fields of commercial litigation, intellectual property and competition law. His Honour acted for offerors or target companies in many takeovers including Adsteam, North Australian Cement, Pan Australian Mining, BTQ7, McDonnell & East and the Bond Corporation takeover of Castlemaine Perkins. His Honour was involved in many access cases involving gas pipelines, ports, airports and rail networks under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act including the Eastern Gas Pipeline from Longford to Sydney and the Melbourne to Adelaide Gas Pipeline and access declarations sought over Sydney and Melbourne airports. Justice Greenwood was involved in a number of Part IV cases including, immediately before his appointment, the litigation concerning the transformer manufacturers’ cartel. Justice Greenwood had an extensive practice in intellectual property litigation.

His Honour was formerly a partner of Minter Ellison Lawyers, Group Head responsible for dispute resolution, a member of the National Partnership Board of the firm for many years and Chairman of the Brisbane Partners. He was Queensland Convenor of the Law Council’s Intellectual Property and Trade Practices Committees and a member of a number of international professional associations including the Foreign Lawyers Committee of the Anti Trust Committee of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Justice Greenwood is the Convenor of the Court’s Corporations, Fast Track and Patents Panels in Queensland and a member of these panels nationally and a member of the national panels in Admiralty, Tax, Competition (Part IV), Intellectual Property (Non Patent) and Native Title. Justice Greenwood is a member of the Court’s National Practice Committee.

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Dr Barbora Jedlickova
TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

Dr Barbora Jedlickova joined the TC Beirne School of Law as an Associate Lecturer in 2011. She specialises in competition law and is interested in comparative competition law, competition-law theories and competition law in the digital economy. Her research has focused primarily on vertical restraints; bargaining power; and economic and jurisprudential theories and arguments in competition law. Her research also includes analysis of specific markets with distinctive issues such the grocery retail market, the pharmaceutical market and the telecommunications market. Her recent publications include a research monograph Resale Price Maintenance and Vertical Territorial Restrictions: Theory and Practice in EU Competition Law and US Antitrust Law published by Edward Elgar Publishing and a joint article on legal theories in anti-cartel law published in the Federal Law Review.

Dr Jedlickova's engagement and research are both nationally and internationally orientated. She has visited several European and US institutions as a visiting scholar; including the University of Iowa, Boston University and the Court of Justice of the European Union. She is a member of a number of national and international associations. She is an active member of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) and has been involved in three international LIDC projects. Dr Jedlickova is a Fellow of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law (CPILC) at the TC Beirne School of Law. She manages one of the CPICL's research programs and has severed as a General Editor of the LAWASIA Journal.

Dr Jedlickova holds degrees from the University of Glasgow in the UK (PhD in Law, 2012; and LL.M. with Commendation in International Competition Law and Policy, 2007) and from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic (2004). Prior to her academic career, she worked as a Lawyer in the Czech Republic and as a Contracts Officer/Assistant Contracts Manager at both the University of St Andrews and the University of Glasgow in the UK. In 2009, she was a trainee (a blue-book 'stagiaire') of DG Competition at the European Commission in Brussels.

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Professor Renato Nazzini
King’s College London

Renato is Professor of Law at King’s College London. He is an expert in competition law as well as international arbitration and dispute resolution. He is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network (ICN), appointed by the Italian Competition Authority and the US Federal Trade Commission, where he has been particularly active on the Unilateral Conduct Working Group and on the Merger Working Group.  

Renato is the author of Competition Enforcement and Procedure (Oxford, OUP 2016), The Foundations of European Union Competition Law: The Objective and Principles of Article 102 (Oxford, OUP 2011), and Concurrent Proceedings in Competition Law: Procedure, Evidence and Remedies (Oxford, OUP 2004). He is the General Editor of Global Competition Litigation Review and a member of the editorial board of the European Business Law Review. In recent years his work has focused on online markets and competition, and in particular on the application of the abuse of dominance rules to practices involving tying, refusal to supply and product design by multi-sided platforms. 

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Associate Professor Chris Noonan
The University of Auckland

Chris is Associate Professor and Associate Dean International in the Faculty of Law.

Chris teaches and researches on trade, competition and company law. He has published a number of articles in these areas and has a particular interest in international competition law. Chris acted as an advisor to a number of international organisations and governments on trade matters. Current research interests include International Competition Law, World Trade Organisation and Regional Economic Integration.

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Professor Andreas Stephan
University of East Anglia, Centre for Competition Policy

Andreas Stephan is a Professor of Competition Law and Head of UEA Law School. He has a background in both Law and Economics and has widely published articles on all aspects of cartel enforcement. His research on public attitudes to price fixing in the UK and the design of the criminal cartel offence have been cited in the UK government’s 2011 review of its competition policy regime and in an 2009 Australian Senate Standing Committee Report on the criminalisation of cartel behaviour.

His other research includes an empirical study of the EU leniency programme, and work on compliance and direct settlement. He has also sat on an academic panel advising the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on economic policy.

Andreas has a particular interest in the competition laws of emerging and developing economies. He is a Non Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network's (ICN) Advocacy Working Group and a member of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Research Partnership Platform. He is an individual partner of the Asian Competition Law and Economics Centre (ACLEC) in Hong Kong and an author for the e-Competitions Bulletin of the Institute of Competition Law. He also regularly comments on competition cases in the UK national press, having been quoted in the Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail, among others.

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Peta Stevenson
Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Peta Stevenson is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team in our Sydney office, where she specialises in competition litigation.

Peta's practice covers a broad range of competition and dispute resolution matters, including advising a diverse mix of clients on the application of the anti-competitive conduct, consumer protection and access provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and related state legislation.

She regularly advises clients on competition regulatory investigation and enforcement matters, as well as acting in private enforcement proceedings for damages and other relief (including class actions). She also advises on general commercial matters for a range of clients.

Peta is considered a trusted adviser in the highly technical area of competition law. She is recognised for her ability to lead complex litigation matters including working with and co-ordinating large teams, meeting tight deadlines and identifying and resolving key issues.

Peta has advised extensively on matters that involve liaising with international counsel in global investigations or enforcement actions, and regularly works closely with economic experts in the preparation of formal evidence and in general advice to clients.

In 2001/2002, Peta completed a Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge with a focus on competition law and dispute resolution.

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Spencer Weber Waller
The Loyola University Chicago

Spencer Weber Waller is Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, and Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches antitrust, intellectual property, civil procedure, and international litigation courses.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and the editorial boards of the Antitrust Law Journal and the World Competition Law and Economics Review.   Professor Waller is the author, co-author, or editor of 8 books and over one hundred articles on United States and international antitrust, including Antitrust and American Business Abroad, the leading treatise in the field, and the first full-length biography of Thurman Arnold, the founder of modern antitrust enforcement in the United States.  He is the co-editor and contributor to Brands, Competition Law and IP (Cambridge University Press 2015).  His recent scholarship focuses on antitrust, brands, class actions, high-tech industries, innovation, and intellectual property. He is the recipient of the 2014 Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award.  Professor Waller previously taught and served as associate dean at Brooklyn Law School.

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