Robert Ian McEwin

Academic Steering Committee

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Robert Ian McEwin is an Australian lawyer with a PhD in Economics specialized in ASEAN competition law and economics. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has been an expert witness in major competition law cases in Australia and New Zealand and was foundation Director of the Centre for Law and Economics in the Law Faculty at the Australian National University in Canberra. In 2002 the Singapore Ministry of Trade & Industry recruited him to help with the drafting of the Singapore competition law and the setting up of the Singapore Competition Commission. He then became the Commission’s first Chief Economist. Following that he became a visiting Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore and then at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He is Member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Business Law Review and a Co-Editor of Competition Policy International Journal, Boston. He was recently appointed to the Foundation Board of Advisors of the Global Antitrust Institute at the George Mason University School of Law, Washington, D.C. He is currently writing a book “Competition Law in Southeast Asia for Cambridge University Press. Mr. McEwin holds a PhD in Economics and an LLB degree (First Class Honours) from Australian National University.

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