Value of Competition - Ambassadors

As a pro-bono voluntary programme, the Value of Competition initiative heavily relies on volunteers who are interested in the promotion of a competitive culture and willing to engage with their local community.

‘Value of Competition Ambassadors’ join a community of volunteers from around the world who engage in the education of the wider society as to the benefits of competition, the adverse effects generated by anticompetitive activities, and the role of competition enforcement.

Ambassadors come from varied backgrounds. They include, among others, members of civil society, competition law officials, competition law practitioners, economists, and existing and former academics who specialise in teaching competition law or related areas of law and policy. Common to all is the desire to support their local community by instilling knowledge of the benefits of competition and the means to enhance consumer welfare.

The following lists the names and details of volunteer Ambassadors who support the Value of Competition programme. Ambassadors listed below are not employees, nor affiliates of the Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy, or the University of Oxford and have not been subjected to a formal vetting process.

Professor Oles Andriychuk

Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University, UK

Country of engagement: Ukraine 

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 Professor Oles Andriychuk joined Newcastle Law School in November 2022 after working in different positions at University of Strathclyde Law School (Glasgow), University of Stirling Law School and Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia. He is a former Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Internet Law & Policy and was also a Vice-Chair of the Strathclyde Centre for Antitrust Law and Empirical Study (SCALES). His main research, teaching and KE expertise lies the areas of EU and UK competition law; competition and regulation in digital markets; digital competition law, economics and policy; law & technology; and last but still first – legal theory, Magistra Vitae. He is engaged in several research and knowledge exchange projects aiming to understand, conceptualise, inform and steer the ongoing regulatory reforms in digital markets in the UK and EU. He also contributes to the discussion on recalibrating competition law and policy of Ukraine. 

Dr Zeynep Ayata

 Koç University Law School

Country of engagement: Turkey 


Dr Zeynep Ayata is Assistant Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Koç University Law School. Her research interests are European Union law; European and Turkish competition law; law and economics; law, technology, innovation, and digitalisation. She has been a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, at the British Institute of Comparative and International Law and a visiting researcher at the Cambridge University Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences in 2019. She is currently conducting a Jean Monnet Action funded by the EU Commission and a research project funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.  

Professor Emanuela Arezzo

University of Teramo, Department of Law

Country of engagement: Italy 


Emanuela Arezzo is Associate Professor of Law at the Department of Law of the University of Teramo, Italy, where she is also the coordinator of the program in Law, Economics and Business Strategy. She currently teaches Trade Law, IP law and Competition Law in Teramo, School of Law. In the past, she has taught at Luiss Guido Carli University and at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome and she holds a Ph.D. in Law & Economics. 

Emanuela Arezzo is member of the Association for the Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) and of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA), being part of the executive board from 2005 to 2015. She now holds the ASCOLA Chair for Italy. 

She is member of the editorial committee of the Italian Law Reviews "Concorrenza e Mercato" and "Diritto Mercato Tecnologia", and she is editor of the international series New Direction in Patent Law, Edward Elgar Publishing Int., UK.

Emanuela Arezzo authored a book on IP protection of software and computer implemented invention (“Tutela brevettuale e autoriale dei programmi per elaboratore: profili e critica di una dicotomia normativa”, Giuffrè ed., Milan, 2012) as well as forthcoming one on patent portfolios in the pharmaceutical sector (“Patent portfolios and pharmaceuticals: An European Perspective, Giappichelli, Turin, 2023). She has written more than 50 contributions in the fields of IP and competition law.


Mr. Ricardo Ayvar Ayvar

Lima Bar Association (Peru), Adjunct Professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Member of ASCOLA Latin American Chapter, Former Legal Executive at IndecopiAssociate at Garrigues

Countries of engagement: Spain, Peru, England 


 Mr. Ayvar is a lawyer  from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. Postgraduate Degree in Competition from University Carlos III of Madrid. He was a former Legal Executive at Indecopi (Peruvian Competition Agency), for 7 years. Nowadays, he is an Associate at Garrigues Firm.

Mr.Ayvar has participated in workshops about Competition Law, in charge of the Federal Trade Commission and the OECD. He is an Adjunct Professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and Universidad del Pacifico. 

He has had the opportunity to publish some papers in Law Reviews and Legal Websites, about topics like Antitrust Law, Economic Regulation, Compliance Programs, Hub and Spoke Cartels, and Bid Rigging.

Bahadir Balki, Managing Partner

Country of engagement: Turkey



Bahadir is a Managing Partner of ACTECON and co-head of the firm’s competition practice. He holds an LLM degree in European economic law from Europa-Institut at Saarland University and is admitted to Istanbul Bar Association. 

Bahadir represents clients in investigations of the Turkish Competition Authority, ranging from cartel cases to a variety of dominance matters. He’s experienced in complex mergers and also leads competition compliance programmes across a range of sectors. 

Bahadir was invited to the ICN’s annual meeting as a “resource person” to speak on remedies, commitments, and cooperation. He lectures in the corporate ethics and compliance management programme organised by the Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey. He is the co-author of Merger Control in the EU and Turkey, by Wolters Kluwer

Ms. Ece Ban

Faculty of Law, Oxford University

Countries of engagement: United Kingdom and Turkey 


Ece is a DPhil in Law candidate at the University of Oxford. Her research explores the competition policy in digital markets, focusing on data and algorithm-driven abuse of dominance. In Oxford, she is co-convenor of the Competition Law and Policy Discussion Group and a tutor for the undergraduate competition law course. Before coming to Oxford, she obtained her LL.B. from Bilkent University and LL.M. from New York University, where she also worked as a research assistant. Ece is also a qualified lawyer in New York and Istanbul and practiced law with a particular focus on competition law.  

Dr. Konstantina Bania

Brunel University and Geradin Partners

Countries of engagement: United Kingdom, Greece 


Konstantina was previously Senior Legal Counsel at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) where she led two expert groups that focus on platform regulation, and the funding and remit of public service media. She has guided the EBU’s work on the platform-to-business Regulation and the Digital Markets Act proposal, regularly engaging with EU policymakers in those areas. 

In 2021, she was appointed as expert advisor to the Hellenic Competition Commission for the purposes of its E-Commerce Sector Inquiry. Konstantina holds a PhD from the European University Institute. Her dissertation, which explores the role of media pluralism in the enforcement of EU competition law, received the 2016 Concurrences PhD thesis award. 


Mr. Johannes Bernabe

 University of the Philippines College of Law

Country of engagement: Philippines


Johannes Bernabe was a commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission from its inception in 2016 until his term expired in January 2023. He led the drafting of the bulk of the Commission’s regulations and early decisions, and represented the country and spoke frequently at the OECD, UNCTAD, ICN and other international competition fora.  He co-chaired the ICN’s Advocacy Working Group from 2021-2023 and led the Philippines in negotiations of competition chapters in various FTAs, including RCEP and ASEAN.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Bernabe was a Senior Fellow at the Geneva-based policy think-thank, the  International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, and was a practising lawyer specialising in corporate and commercial law.

Mr. Azhar Uddin Bhuiyan

Lecturer, Department of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Country of engagement: Bangladesh



Azhar Uddin Bhuiyan is a Lecturer at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Master of Law (LLM) in International and Comparative Law from the University of Dhaka. He is pursuing a second Master of Law (LLM) in Commercial Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, UK with Chevening and Cambridge Trust Scholarship. He has worked with two top tier law firms in Bangladesh: Alliance Laws and A.S & Associates where his work focused on corporate and commercial matters. He was appointed as the Non-Government Adviser to the Bangladesh Competition Commission in 2022. He specializes in Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Company Law. He writes on national dailies, and appears on television to discuss about the latest issues, trends, and developments in Bangladeshi competition law.


Mr. Laurenz Bové

Senior Managing Associate, Sidley Austin LLP; Alma Mater: University of Oxford (MJur/BCL, 2017)

Countries of engagement: United Kingdom, United States of America, Belgium



Laurenz Bové is a Senior Managing Associate at Sidley Austin LLP in London and Brussels. He represents clients before the European Commission, national competition authorities, and European courts, including the European Court of Justice. He has secured favourable results for clients in some of the largest, most high-profile and complex mergers and cartel cases globally. Laurenz also helps clients navigate through the antitrust aspects of litigation and public investigations, and he has experience acting for clients both on the complainant as well as the defendant side in proceedings and investigations relating to abuse of market dominance. 

Laurenz has extensive experience in the tech sector specifically. He regularly advises clients on antitrust issues relating to digital platforms, e-commerce, fintech, and digital advertising. 

Laurenz studied at the University of Oxford and is admitted to practice in London and Brussels. He works in English, Dutch, and French.

Prior to joining Sidley, Laurenz worked at the London and Brussels offices of Skadden Arps and Latham & Watkins, and he was seconded to for six months.

Dr. Or Brook

Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law, University of Leeds

Countries of engagement: United Kingdom, Israel 


Or Brook is an Associate Professor in Competition Law and Policy and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice at the School of Law, University of Leeds. She uses empirical methodologies, and especially systematic content analysis of legal text, to study EU and comparative competition law. Her monograph, “Non-Competition Interests in EU Antitrust Law: An Empirical Study of Article 101 TFEU” was recently published by Cambridge University Press (2022). Currently, she is leading two international-cooperative empirical projects, on setting enforcement priorities by competition agencies and on the effectiveness of judicial review of competition law enforcement.


Mr Arthur Buduryan

Partner at Legelata Law

Country of engagement: The Republic of Armenia 


Arthur Buduryan is a Partner of Legelata Law Firm in Armenia, leading the Antitrust and Competition practice. He represents clients during the proceedings with the RA competition authority and courts. He has secured favourable results for clients in some of the large, high-profile, and complex transactions and cases.

Arthur also guides clients in navigating through the antitrust aspects of litigation and public investigations, having experience in the representation of the clients both on the complainant and the defendant side. He is an alumnus (18/19) of the LL.M. programme on “European and International Business, Competition and Regulatory Law” at Freie Universität Berlin. He provides proficient assistance in Armenian, English and Russian.

Kati Cseres

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), University of Amsterdam

Countries of engagement: the Netherlands and Hungary 


Kati Cseres is an Associate Professor of Law at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), and the Programme Director of the EU law Masters at the Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam. She is an external research fellow at the Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, Budapest. She is editor of the Journal Legal Issues of Economic Integration. Between 2014 and 2020, Kati was non-governmental adviser to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) . She has extensive experience in training national judges, officials of public administration and civil society organizations in EU competition law, consumer law and EU state aid law. She is the main organizer of the first Capacity Building Training for Civil Society Organizations in EU competition law at the University of Amsterdam. 

Kati’s research expertise lies at the intersection of (EU) competition law, consumer law, constitutional law and sector regulation (energy law). Her research agenda focuses on fundamental transformations in societies, political systems and economies that disrupt prevailing models of economic law and its enforcement. She investigates how these models can respond to challenges of growing political and corporate concentration as well as social instability and inequality. 

Mr. Sidharth Chauhan

Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India

Country of engagement: India 


Sidharth Chauhan is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean at Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University. He is an Affiliate at Berkman Klein Center (BKC) at Harvard University. He read his LL.M. at Harvard Law School, where he focused on corporate and competition laws. He worked as a research assistant at BKC to pursue his research interests. He completed his first law degree (B.L.S., LL.B.) from Government Law College, Mumbai, India. He has worked in the leading corporate practice of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. in Mumbai and the competition law practice of WilmerHale in Brussels, Belgium.

Professor Shin-Ru Cheng

Graduate School of Law & Hakubi Center, Kyoto University

Countries of engagement: Japan and Taiwan 


Shin-Ru Cheng serves as an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Law and Hakubi Center at Kyoto University since April 1, 2023. His research area centers on competition law with a focus on digital economy-related issues. In the field, he has published numerous articles, including Market Power and Switching Costs: An Empirical Study of Online Networking Market, Entry Barriers: The Role Of Big Data In The Online Networking Market, and Approachs to Assess Market Power in the Online Networking Market. Currently, he is undertaking the research Harmonization of Competition Laws for Cross-Border Digital Trade in Asia supported by Hakubi Center, Kyoto University. 

Professor Thomas Cheng

University of Hong Kong

Country of engagement: Hong Kong 


Thomas Cheng is a professor at the University of Hong Kong. He has written extensively on competition law in developing countries and on the competition law of a number of Asian jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, China, and Japan. His research has appeared in respected U.S. journals, including Chicago Journal of International Law, Berkeley Business Law Journal, Virginia Law & Business Review, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, and in leading competition law journals such as Journal of Antitrust Enforcement and World Competition. In 2020, he published Competition Law in Developing Countries, the first comprehensive monograph on the topic, with Oxford University Press. In 2021, he published The Patent-Competition Interface in Developing Countries, again the first comprehensive monograph on the topic, with Oxford University Press.

Dr. Vassilios Copetinas

University of Oxford 

Countries of engagement: Belgium, Greece 

Vassilios is a researcher in Competition Law and focuses on questions of democracy and rule of law. He is a fervent advocate for the protection of our democracies through every possible mean and, especially, by protecting it from unregulated private power. He is also passionate about teaching and taught EU law at the University of Oxford. 

Before joining Oxford, he studied at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) for his undergraduate degree in law, at the University of Warwick for an LLM in International Economic Law, and at the College of Europe (Bruges), as a Joseph Bech scholar, for an LLM in European Law.

Over the years Vassilios has acted as a political adviser to a Member of European Parliament and as an expert consultant to another Member of European Parliament in the context of legislative action in the digital regulatory framework and the cybersecurity report.

Professor Leonor Cordovil

Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Country of engagement: Brazil 


Professor Leonor Cordovil teaches Competition, Regulation and International Trade at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (3º in the Brazilian ranking, 1º private). She has a PhD in Economic Law (University of Sao Paulo, 1º in ranking) and in International Economic Law (Université Paris I, Pantheon Sorbonne) and a Masters in Economic Law (Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2º in the ranking). Professor Cordovil is the Vice-chair of the Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association, founder of a very active Brazilian association Women in Antitrust ( and former Competition Director of the Brazilian Institute for Competition Studies ( Professor Cordovil is the author of many books and articles and a Partner at Grinberg Cordovil. 

Dr Marco Corradi

ESSEC Business School Paris & Singapore

Countries of engagement: France and Singapore 


Marco Corradi is an assistant professor at ESSEC Business School in Paris and in Singapore. He has worked in policy research commissioned by European and Asian Governments and Independent Authorities in matters of trade law and competition law. He was awarded by the University of Oxford an LLM (MJUR), an MPHIL in Law and a PHD (DPHIL) in European and comparative corporate law. He also holds a PHD in competition law and economics from Richard Goodwin Business School and a JD from Bologna University Alma Mater Studiorum. Marco is qualified as a legal attorney, business mediator and international commercial arbitrator.

Ms Nurlana Dunyamaliyeva

Baku State University, University of Cambridge 

Country of engagement: Azerbaijan

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Nurlana Dunyamalıyeva is a legislation and legal policy advisor for the Azerbaijani government, where she focuses on advancing the competition legal and regulatory framework through comprehensive reforms. Previously, as a senior legal counsel at the Investment division of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic), she advised the company on major oil and gas transactions with foreign investors, as well as investment and trade laws.

Nurlana received her LLB from the nationally acclaimed Baku State University and her LLM from the University of Cambridge, where she specialized in Commercial Law as a Chevening and Cambridge Trust scholar. In addition to her expertise in competition law, she has also studied corporate governance, international investment law, and international intellectual property law. She is particularly interested to explore the impact of FDI control mechanisms on incentive policies and the interrelation between competition law and corporate governance.

Nurlana is also the co-founder of LAWELS, a law blog that organizes projects dedicated to raising awareness of competition law issues among young lawyers in Azerbaijan. She also represents Azerbaijan as the National Representative at the Young Lawyers' Committee of the IBA.


Mr Hesham Elwakeel

Cairo UniversityMatouk Bassiouny Law Firm

Country of engagement: Egypt 

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Hesham is an academic and a professional lawyer in the fields of competition, arbitration, and private international law. Hesham obtained his LL.B. from Cairo University with first class honors, ranking first in his class. He also holds two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford (MJur - 2022) and Cairo University (LL.M. - 2020). 

Hesham handles a multiplicity of competition law matters and disputes within the competition practice at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy Law Firm in Egypt. Hesham deals with the legal and economic analysis of the acts subject of investigations, including investigations related to potential cartels, abuse of dominance, and vertical restraints. Hesham also participates in providing strategies for mergers and acquisitions, training on dawn raids, and preparing fair competition compliance reports for corporations to ensure their compliance with the applicable laws.

Professor Dr. Victor Oliveira Fernandes

Commissioner at CADE and Professor of Competition Law at the Brazilian Institute of Teaching, Development, and Research (IDP)

Countries of engagement: Brazil and Latin America


Victor Fernandes is a Commissioner of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) in Brazil and professor of Competition Law at the Brazilian Institute for Teaching, Development and Research (“IDP”). He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Commercial Law from the University of São Paulo (“USP”) and authored a book on Digital Platforms Competition in Brazil (Thompson Reuters, 2022) and several articles on Brazilian competition policy.

Dr. Penelope Alex Giosa

University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Law School

Countries of engagement: Greece, Cyprus, UK

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Dr. Penelope Giosa is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Portsmouth. She holds a PhD in Competition Law and Public Procurement (UEA), an LLM in International Commercial and Competition law (UEA) and an LLM in International Business Law (UCL). She also holds a Diploma in Comparative Law (1st cycle) from the International Faculty of Comparative Law in Strasbourg. In the past, she was Visiting Researcher at the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy (University of California/UCLA, 2023), the Institute of European and Comparative Law (University of Oxford, 2022) and the Georgetown Law School (Washington D.C, United States of America, 2019). For her research visit to Washington D.C, she was awarded a grant of $10,000 USD by the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Antitrust Law. Before joining academia, she was practising law in Greece and Cyprus. Her monograph on Competition Law and Collusion in Public Procurement will be published by Routledge in 2024. Her research interests broadly lie in comparative (EU, UK, US) competition law, competition law enforcement and state aid. She takes a particular interest in the interaction between competition and public procurement law. 

Dr Archana Goyal Gulati

The Indian Institute of Technology, University of Strathclyde

Country of engagement: India


A Digital & Competition Policy & Law Specialist with over 32 years of experience, Dr Gulati lectures on technology, competition policy, & law at reputed Law Universities and Public Policy Institutes. She was previously a Civil Services Officer. Her work experience includes Senior Adviser, Competition Law, Trilegal, Head, Public Policy, Google, India, and Head, M&A wing, Competition Commission of India. She was Co- rapporteur ITU-D Study Group (2018-21) on Consumer Protection in the Digital Age. Her PhD is from The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and her LLM is from the University of Strathclyde, UK.


Juan Cristóbal Gumucio

Partner, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Country of Engagement: Chile

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Juan Cristóbal Gumucio heads Competition Law at Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos, one of the leading law firms in Chile. He has participated in many landmark cases in Chile and advised pro-bono different trade associations regarding amendments to Competition and Consumer Protection law.

Juan Cristóbal has practiced Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law and Consumer Protection.  He has been ranked in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best lawyers, among others; he teaches Competition Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez & Universidad de Los Andes and has several publications in Chile and abroad.

He studied law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1988-92) and Oxford University (MJur, 1998).  He is also a Chevening alumnus.

Professor Carmen Herrero

University of Valladolid

Country of engagement: Spain 


Professor Carmen Herrero teaches Commercial Law at the University of Valladolid. Doctor iuris (Ph.D) by the University of Valladolid (Honors).LL.M in Trade Regulation, with specialization in Antitrust and Industrial Property, by the New York University (Fulbright Graduate Scholarship). Her research activity has focused mainly in the field of Antitrust Law and Industrial Property, with a special attention to the comparative study of the American and European jurisdictions (more than 100 contributions, among articles, chapters, books, papers, presentations). In addition to being the secretary of the Revista de Derecho de la Competencia y la Distribución (RCD), Professor Herrero has worked as a legal adviser for several undertakings in competition matters  and as a Commissioner of the Spanish Department of Justice in different international meetings regarding the subject of the private enforcement of competition law. 

Dr. Maria Ioannidou

Queen Mary, University of London 

Countries of engagement: UK, Greece and Cyprus

Dr Maria Ioannidou

Maria Ioannidou is a Senior Lecturer in competition law at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London where she also serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Competition and Consumers. Between August 2019 to September 2022, she was Commissioner Rapporteur and Member of the Board at the Hellenic Competition Commission. She has also practiced competition law in leading law firms in Athens, Greece and Brussels, Belgium. Maria serves as the managing editor for the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement. She studied law in Athens (BA, LLM) and Oxford (MJur, MPhil, DPhil) 

Prof. Aitor Zurimendi Isla

University of Basque Country 

Country of engagement: Spain 


Professor Aitor Zurimendi Isla currently holds the Chair of Mercantile Law at the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies (Bilbao). His fields of research include banking law, transport law, competition law and consumer protection. He has published six monographs (5 of them as a co-author), 30 papers in journals and 26 chapters in co-authored books. He has also spent short periods doing research in Munich, Freiburg, Oxford and Harvard. He has taken part in 16 competitive research projects. 

Mr. Elton Jangale

Partner at PFI Partnerships, Competition Law Practitioners

Countries of engagement: Member States of the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA)


Elton Jangale is a Partner at PFI Partnerships and practises in competition law of the Common Market for the Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA). Elton has acted for competition authorities, such as the COMESA Competition Commission and Malawi’s Competition & Fair-Trading Commission, as well as private firms. His work includes developing competition compliance programmes, rendering competition trainings, acting on competition matters and merger filings. He is a non-governmental advisor of Malawi to the International Competition Network (ICN). He holds a Master of Laws in Global Competition and Consumer Law from Australia’s University of Melbourne. He is a barrister of Gray’s Inn (England & Wales) and a legal practitioner in COMESA.

Dr Haukur Logi Karlsson

University of Iceland

Country of engagement: Iceland


Haukur Logi is a research specialist at the University of Iceland. His current research focuses on competition law issues in labour markets. He holds law degrees from Reykjavik University (BA and ML), Stockholm University (LLM), and the European University Institute (PhD). Previously Haukur worked as a lawyer at the Competition and State Aid Directorate of the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels, at the EFTA Court in Luxemburg, and at Iceland’s Environmental and Natural Resources Board of Appeal in Reykjavik. 

Professor Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman

University of Zagreb

Country of engagement: Croatia 


Jasminka Pecotić Kaufman is Professor of Law at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Business Law. She is Vice-President of the Croatian Competition Law and Policy Association, Co-Director of the ASCOLA South-East Europe Chapter, Member of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, Member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies (Loyola University Chicago), and Non-Governmental Advisor with the International Competition Network. Her research focuses on the challenges of enforcing competition rules in European post-socialist countries. Prof. Pecotić Kaufman’s work has appeared in the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, the World Competition Law and Economics Review, and the Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies. Her article “Judicial Interpretation and Competition Rules: Excessively Stringent Standard of Proof as a Threat for Effectiveness of Competition Law” has been shortlisted for the 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards. She was awarded the Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute for 2023/2024.

Professor Vinícius Klein

Paraná Federal University - UFPR 

Country of engagement: Brazil 


Vinícius Klein is a Professor of Law and Economics at UFPR. He teaches courses on Law and Economics, Competition Law, and Corporate Law. He works as a Paraná State Solicitor, with experience on public private partnerships, State Owned Enterprises, and international contracts. With a Ph.D. in Law from State University of Rio de Janeiro and a Ph.D. in Economics from UFPR, his current research focus is on Law and Economics applied to Competition Law. Vinicius is Director of the Brazilian Institute for Competition and Innovation (IBCI) and former president of the Paraná Law and Economics Association (ADEPAR).  

Professor Adrian Kuenzler

Faculty of Law University of Zurich, Information Society Project, Yale Law School

Country of engagement: Switzerland 

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Adrian Kuenzler is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, Zürich University. He examines problems in antitrust, intellectual property and consumer law from economic and comparative perspectives and employs insights from the behavioural sciences to document the law’s role in stimulating innovation and economic growth. His book Restoring Consumer Sovereignty - How Markets Manipulate Us and What the Law Can Do About It (OUP 2017) describes the legal implications of the digital economy on individual decision-making so that legal policy can create environments in which consumers are better informed and find more meaning and satisfaction in what they buy. 

Professor Kelvin Kwok

Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong

Country of engagement: Hong Kong


Kelvin HF Kwok is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. He is also Deputy Director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law and Professorial Fellow of the Law and Technology Centre. He specialises in the comparative, economic and philosophical analysis of competition and consumer law and policy, with particular interest in technology-related issues. His monograph on Hong Kong competition law (co-authored with Thomas Cheng) is published by Cambridge University Press. He has advised on a wide range of competition and consumer matters as a practising barrister at Des Voeux Chambers, a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network, and a co-opted member of the Consumer Council. 

Aditi Khemani

Lawyer (India)

Country of engagement: India

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Aditi is a lawyer currently based in Bangalore, India. She has worked in the competition law team at Trilegal, Mumbai, representing parties at the Competition Commission of India and various courts and tribunals. Her research interests include economic law and policy (specifically competition and international tax) and the regulation of digital markets. Aditi holds a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University. She has presented her research at the Global Tax Treaties Competition Finals at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) headquarters and her work published in the Economic and Political Weekly and Economic Times

Dr Marios Lacovides

Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University and Royal Swedish Academy of the Letters, History and Antiquities

Countries of engagement: Greece, Sweden 


Marios C. Iacovides is an Assistant Professor in EU commercial law at Uppsala University, Department of Business Studies and a Researcher of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. His research focuses on competition law and sustainability, the relation between market power and unsustainable business practices and how the Green Deal and the degrowth movement affect EU competition policy. He holds an LLB from King’s College London, an LLM from Stockholm University and an LLD (PhD in EU competition law and WTO law) from Uppsala University. He has worked as legal counsel for the Swedish Competition Authority and as Sustainability Advisor for the Hellenic Competition Commission.

Ms Emanuela Lecchi

University of Dundee, Scotland

Country of engagement: Scotland 


Emanuela Lecchi is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee. She specialises in competition law and economic regulation of regulated industries. Prior to this, Emanuela was Head of Public Policy for Asia-Pacific at the GSMA (the association of the mobile industry), based in Hong Kong; and, before that, a partner for 11 years at two law firms in the City of London. A lawyer by background, Emanuela also has an MSc in Economic Regulation and Competition from City University, London, and an LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from Strathclyde University.   

Professor Björn Lundqvist

Stockholm University

Country of engagement: Sweden 


Björn Lundqvist is the Head of the EU Law Research Group and Director of the European Law Institute at Stockholm University, and Chair of the Swedish Network of European legal Studies. He holds a PhD. from the European University Institute in Florence, an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, and an LL.M. and LL.B. from Uppsala University, Sweden. Björn has published extensively on Competition, Data and IP Law related issues. He has worked as an attorney-at-law for law firms in Europe, most recently as Head of EU Competition Law in Stockholm for the Law Firm Roschier. 

Dr Stavros Makris

University of Glasgow

Countries of engagement: UK, Greece

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Stavros is a Lecturer in Competition Law at University of Glasgow. In his research he explores how economic knowledge, legal reasoning and values interact in competition law, and how competition law can incorporate new knowledge and remain responsive to changing societal circumstances without losing its integrity. Stavros’s research also investigates how competition law and regulation can make digital markets competitive and fair; how sustainability concerns can be incorporated in competition analysis; and how competition law can be effectively enforced. Stavros holds an LLB and an LLM in Philosophy of Law (with distinction) from the University of Athens, Law School, an LLM (with distinction) from University College London (UCL), and he completed his PhD at the European University Institute (EUI). Stavros has been a Fellow in Law at LSE, a Teaching Fellow at SciencesPo, and he has served as an expert advisor for the Hellenic Competition Commission. He is admitted to the Athens Bar.

Helena Malikova

University of Berkeley, College of Europe


Countries of engagement: European Union 

Helena Malikova is a European Union civil servant with over a decade of experience in the Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) at the European Commission. 

Helena led the investigation under European State aid rules into the tax planning practices of Apple culminating in the 2016 order to recover EUR 13 billion in unpaid taxes in Ireland - subject of ongoing litigation at the Court of Justice of the European Union. During the financial crisis, Helena was part of the European Commission’s Task Financial Crisis Task Force where she helped assess the bailout and restructuring of numerous European banks. Helena has subsequently worked on a number of Covid-19 related state-bailout cases including in the aviation sector and helped analyse financing needs resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. Helena practiced competition policy across the broad spectrum of European antitrust enforcement. In the area of abuse of dominant position Helena dealt with issues of predatory pricing and excessive pricing. Helena also has been called upon to lead and participate in unannounced inspections of corporate premises in sectors from e-books to pharmaceuticals. Helena contributed to many complex merger investigations in different sectors. Helena started her career with Société Générale and Credit Suisse as a foreign exchange (FX) sales trader, and she is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She earned her Masters in Economics (MA) from the College of Europe in Bruges and has previously been an EU Fellow at the University of Berkeley, California.

Prof. Jurgita Malinauskaite

Brunel University London, UK; Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.

Countries of engagement: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia


Malinauskaite is a Professor of Law at Brunel Law School (Brunel University London), where she teaches competition law and energy law. She is also a visiting professor at Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania). Her expertise is in various aspects of competition law with a focus on the Central and Eastern European region. She is the author of numerous journal articles and two monographs: Merger Control in Post-Communist Countries, Routledge, 2010; and Harmonisation of EU Competition Law Enforcement, Springer, 2019 (Harmonisation of EU Competition Law Enforcement | Jurgita Malinauskaite | Springer), which is based on the expansive research covering 11 jurisdictions.  

Mr. José Luis García Manzor

Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Countries of engagement: South America 


José Luis García is a Competition Law practitioner and Teacher Assistant at the Economic Law Department of the University of Chile Law School. He graduated with an LLM in Public Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2022, were he focused my studies in Competition Law and economic regulation. Before obtaining his LLM degree, he also has several postgraduate courses in Competition Law related matters. Nowadays, alongside his professional practice, José actively participates in academic activities by teaching in Competition Law and Law and Economics courses.

Mr Zoltán Marosi

ELTE School of Law, The Bibó István College for Advanced Studies

Country of engagement: Hungary 



Zoltán Marosi's main area of expertise lies in Hungarian and EU antitrust law, consumer protection law and administrative litigation.He has published numerous articles and book excerpts in the fields of competition law, commercial law and European Union law. He is currently a lecturer of EU law and EU competition law at ELTE School of Law and the Bibó István College for Advanced Studies and serves as a member of the Hungarian committee of bar examiners. Furthermore, he is an officer of the International Bar Association, serving on its Antitrust Committee. Zoltán is also a non-governmental advisor in the International Competition Network to the European Commission's DG COMP.

Mel Marquis, Deputy Associate Dean

Monash Law School (Melbourne)

Countries of engagement:  Southeast Asia 


Mel is a pure academic, teaching at Monash Law School. He is Co-Director of the Monash Inter-Faculty Competition Law and Economics Program. He is Special Editor for Competition Law of the academic journal European Papers. From 2011-2019 he was Part-Time Professor of Law at the European University Institute.  He has also taught law at several other universities in Europe, China and Japan.

Alba Ribera Martínez

University Carlos III of Madrid 

Country of engagement: Spain 


Ms Martínez is a PhD Student in Competition Law in University Carlos III of Madrid. She is specialised in the area of antitrust both in Postgraduate in Competition Law in University Carlos III of Madrid and Short Course on Advanced EU Competition Law in LSE. Ms Martínez is a Junior Member of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA) and joined the editorial team of Kluwer Competition Law Blog. Her prior experience includes working at the Spanish competition authority (CNMC) and at a public law boutique. She is the author of a variety of publications in peer-reviewed journals and speaker at 20+ different venues in the European Union.

Dr Kathryn McMahon

School of Law, University of Warwick

Countries of engagement: United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia


Kathryn McMahon is an Associate Professor at the School of Law, the University of Warwick, UK. She researches and teaches in the areas of European Union, comparative and international competition law with particular interests in economic regulation and the regulation of digital markets. Her work has been cited by the High Court and Federal Court of Australia. She has spent time as a visiting scholar at the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (CARS) University of Warsaw, University of Texas, University of California, Berkeley, and as a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. She is an Associate Editor of the Global Journal of Comparative Law and a member of Centre for Law, Regulation & Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE). 

Ms Meghmala Mukherjee

University of Oxford

Country of engagement: India 


Meghmala is currently reading the BCL, and is a recipient of the HSA Advocates Scholarship. She graduated from National Law University Odisha in 2018 and has practiced as a corporate lawyer for 4+ years in some of India's premier law firms. She is interested in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, corporate governance and how competition law has an interface in each of these matters from a best practices and deal perspective. Upon completion of the BCL, Meghmala will join Jindal Global Law School. 

Dr. Avdylkader Mucaj

University of Ljubljana, Stockholm University


Dr. Avdylkader Mucaj, obtained his PhD at University of Ljubljana-Faculty on Law on European Law, whereas his thesis was focused on competition law. Mr. Mucaj holds also an LL.M. in European Law from Stockholm University. In addition, Dr. Mucaj spent two years as PhD researcher in the field of EU Law at Free University of Berlin. Dr. Mucaj has published in the field of competition law, mostly reflecting competition law developments and enforcement in Kosovo, such as: ‘Challenges in Following the EU Enforcement Jurisprudence’ JECLP, and so on. Dr. Mucaj is member of ASCOLA, South East Europe chapter.

Ms. Inês Neves

Faculty of Law, U.Porto; CIJ - Centre for Legal Research; Morais Leitão (Portugal)

Country of engagement: Portugal


Inês is a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Porto (Portugal) since October 2018, teaching to both Law and Criminology degrees. She is also a Researcher at the Centre for Legal Research (CIJ) and a lawyer at Morais Leitão, specialising in European law and Competition. She sits on the French Desk and 'Sustainability: ESG and Human Rights' and is a Collaborator at the Faculty of Medicine, U.Porto - Public Health and Forensic Sciences, and Medical Education Department. Moreover, Inês is a visiting Researcher at the Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht und Staatsphilosophie / Forschungsstelle für das Recht der Europäischen Integration - Juristische Fakultät der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) (July- September 2022), a member of the 'DigEUCit - A Digital Europe for Citizens. Constitutional and policymaking challenges' project (Jean Monnet Module) and of the BEESE Pro Bono Project: Boosting Employability and Empowering Social Engagement in High Education through Pro Bono.

Prof. Julian Nowag

Faculty of Law, Lund University (Sweden)

Country of engagement: Germany 

Julian Nowag

Julian Nowag is associate professor at Lund University and an associate at the Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy where he is on the editorial board of The Journal for Antitrust Enforcement as managing editor. Julian earned a Master’s degree (MSt) and a doctorate (DPhil) from the University of Oxford. He also completed an LLM in European Legal Studies at Durham University and undergraduate law studies in Germany and Austria. He is a qualified lawyer in Germany and his professional training included placements at the German Competition Authority’s international co-operation unit, the European Commission and Allen & Overy. 

Mariana Camacho Ordóñez

Founder La Firma

Countries of engagement: Colombia and other countries in Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, México, Perú, Ecuador). 

A photograph of Mariana dressed formally in a blue blazer and smiling into the camera

Mariana holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), a one-year Specialization in Competition Law from the same university, and an LL.M. degree in Law and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Mariana has extensive experience advising national and international clients on matters relating to competition law, data privacy, consumer protection, and administrative and jurisdictional litigation, especially before the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce in Colombia.  Mariana has worked in law firms such as Ibarra Abogados and Baker McKenzie. Prior to founding La Firma, she worked as Competition Manager at the Computer & Communications Industry Association in Washington DC, representing some of the world’s leading technology companies in global competition and policy issues. 

Ms Dyah Ayu Paramita

Baker McKenzie 

Country of engagement: Indonesia 

Dyah Ayu

Dyah Ayu Paramita is an associate partner of HHP Law Firm (Baker McKenzie, Jakarta) specialising in antitrust and competition as well as investigations, compliance and ethics matters. She is experienced in handling all antitrust and competition law matters including horizontal and vertical agreements, unilateral conducts, merger control, etc., and in all stages of the case starting from inquiry, investigation and trial before the Indonesian competition authority (KPPU), up to appeal to the judiciary. She is one of the co-founders of the Indonesian Competition Lawyers Association (ICLA) and actively teaching in universities and professional organizations on antitrust and competition law subjects. 

Ms. Que Anh (Alice) Pham

Director - AP Research Consults, Viet Nam

Countries of engagement:  Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Myanmar, Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)


Alice has extensive experience advising countries and institutions in Asia on matters related to competition policy, consumer protection, digitalization and sustainability. She had more than 10 years working in the non-profit sector, before starting out as an independent researcher and consultant. Alice has authored numerous research reports and market studies, and has spoken at several ASEAN and international events. She has also provided direct advisory services to the competition authorities of Viet Nam, Myanmar and Lao PDR. Most recently, she supported the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) with the Mid-term Review of the ASEAN Competition Action Plan (ACAP) 2016-2025, and the ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection (ACCP) with the Mid-term Review of the ASEAN Strategic Action Plan on Consumer Protection (ASAPCP) 2016-2025.

Mr Folakunmi Pinheiro

University of Cambridge

Country of engagement: Nigeria 

Folakunmi Pinherio

Folakunmi Pinheiro is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the relationship between competition law and economic development in African countries. Alongside his research, he is a Research Associate at Geradin Partners and a Guest Lecturer at University College, London. He also writes frequently on his blog, Compedia, about the latest issues, trends, and developments in African competition law. And he has previously worked with the Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and in the Antitrust & Competition team at Olaniwun Ajayi LP. 

Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun

Heinrich Heine University, Faculty of Law

Country of engagement: Germany 


Rupprecht Podszun is a Professor for Competition Law at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied law at Heidelberg, London, Munich and Geneva. After his studies, he worked for two years as a case-handler in the Bundeskartellamt, the German competition watchdog. He joined the Munich Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as a Senior Research Fellow and in 2013 became a professor at the University of Bayreuth. In 2016 he moved to Düsseldorf where he is the Director of the Institute for Competition Law. Rupprecht is also the Vice President of Ascola, the Academic Society for Competition Law. 

Mr Bruno Renzetti

Insper - Instituto de Pesquisa e Ensino

Country of engagement: Brazil 


Bruno Renzetti is a professor and lawyer in Curitiba, Brazil. Bruno teaches courses on Competition Law and Contracts at Insper, in São Paulo. He has an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School and is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of São Paulo Law School. He is also a member of the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale University. Bruno represents clients before the Brazilian antitrust authority and is a Non-Governmental Advisor at the International Competition Network. His research is focused on mergers and digital ecosystems, particularly conglomerate mergers. He has also taken an interest in labor law issues related to competition law. 

Mr Agustin Reyna

BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation

Continents of engagement: Europe and Latin America 

Mr Reyna


Agustín Reyna is Director of Legal and Economic Affairs at The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC. Agustín heads the legal and economic department composed of five policy teams: Financial Services, Digital, Consumer Rights, Competition, and Consumer Redress and Enforcement. He leads the Financial Services team and coordinates the organisation’s work on competition law enforcement and policy before the Commission and the EU courts. Since 2018 he acts as non-governmental advisor for the Commission to the International Competition Network and represents BEUC in various European and international fora.

Professor Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson

Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Graz, The Competition Law Hub

Country of engagement: Austria 


Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson is Professor of Competition Law and Digitalization at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Professor of International Antitrust Law at the University of Graz, and Director of The Competition Law Hub. She holds a law diploma and a doctorate from Graz University and an MJur from Oxford University. Vicky is a member of the European Law Institute and the Academic Society for Competition Law. Her current research focuses on the application of competition law in digital market environments, as well as on sustainability concerns within competition law. She is the author of Competition Law’s Innovation Factor (2020) and Competition Law – Austria (2021), and in 2022 authored an Expert Study on Digital Mergers for the European Commission.

Professor Barry Rodger

University of Strathclyde 

Country of engagement: Scotland, UK 



Professor Barry Rodger is an academic at Strathclyde University Law School since 1993, having previously studied at Strathclyde, Worcester College, Oxford and the European University Institute, Florence and after qualifying as a practising solicitor in Scotland.

His primary teaching and research interests are related to EU and UK competition law and international private law, and he also teaches aspects of private law. In recent years, his work has focused on the interface between competition law and private law with various projects related to developments in the private enforcement of competition law in the UK and EU. An AHRC-funded project in this area (see led to the 2014 publication of Competition Law Comparative Private Enforcement and Collective Redress Across the EU (Rodger (ed), Kluwer Law International). More recently, he has co-ordinated a project which resulted in the co-edited publication (with M Sousa Ferro and F Marcos) by OUP in December 2018 of The EU Antitrust Damages Directive, Transposition in the Member States.He is currently working on a range of projects related both to enforcement and substantive issues in EU and UK competition law.


Dr. Arghya Sengupta

Research Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Country of engagement: India 



Arghya is the Founder and Research Director at Vidhi. His areas of specialisation are constitutional law and regulation of the digital economy. He has served on a number of government committees including the B.N. Srikrishna-led committee of experts on a data protection framework for India. Arghya has a number of academic publications on the Supreme Court and the Constitution in leading law journals such as Law Quarterly Review and Public Law. He is also a columnist at The Telegraph and The Times of India. He has most recently authored a book “Independence and Accountability of the Indian Higher Judiciary” (Cambridge, 2019) which builds on his doctoral work at Oxford University. Prior to founding Vidhi, he was at Oxford as a Lecturer in Administrative Law at Pembroke College.

Mr Felipe Serrano

Serrano Martinez Law Firm

Country of engagement: Colombia 


Felipe Serrano is a Partner at Serrano Martinez. He focuses his practice in representing national and foreign companies in antitrust, privacy and compliance investigations, merger proceedings, as well as in corporate and unfair competition litigation. Before founding Serrano Martinez, Felipe was Chief Advisor and Deputy Head at Colombia’s Antitrust and Privacy Agency (“SIC”) and worked as attorney in the litigation department of several law firms. He is Adjunct Professor of Competition Law at Javeriana and Andes Universities in Colombia. Felipe is the President of the Colombian Antitrust Association. He is admitted to practice in Colombia and the State of New York, USA.

Professor Shingo Seryo

Doshisha University

Country of engagement: Japan 


Professor Seryo teaches Competition Law and International Trade Law at the Faculty of Law and Graduate School of Law at Doshisha University. His current research focuses on the issues of digital economy and sustainability within competition policy and law.

Professor Seryo has experience in advocacy activities to support emerging jurisdiction of competition law by Japan International Cooperation Agency. He is also the  standing director of Japan Association of Economic Law and the director of Asia Competition Association.

Dr. Gentjan Skara LLM

Department of Law, “Beder” University College

Countries of engagement: Albania and Kosovo



Gentjan Skara is a lecturer in EU Law and Competition Law at the Department of Law, “Bedër” University College, Albania. Since July 2021, Genti serves as Head of Department of Law. His fields of research include EU Law, competition law and approximation of laws. He has published 1 monography and several articles in international journals. Currently, Genti is working a new book, as co-editor, titled “Competition Law and Policy in the Western Balkan Countries” to be published by Springer. Genti has also spent short periods doing research in Graz and Slovenia. His current research focuses on competition law issues in digital markets.

Prof. Vijay Kumar Singh

Dean, Faculty of Law, SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat Haryana INDIA

Country of engagement: India 

Vijar Kumar

Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh currently is Professor and Dean at Faculty of Law, SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat.  Dr. Singh is an experienced professional having worked with legal industry, academic administration in national law universities and Govt. think tank IICA.  He has also worked with the Competition Commission of India (CCI).  Dr. Singh specialises in corporate laws with special emphasis on dispute resolution, competition and insolvency.  He is a certified mediator and has life membership of The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR) and Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA).  He is also life member of other prominent institutions like Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) and the Indian Law Institute (ILI). 

Dr. Hanna Stakheyeva

Lead Knowledge Counsel - Competition, ACTECON

Countries of engagement: Turkey, Ukraine, EU

Hanna wearing a blue-grey jumper and smiling into the camera

Hanna is a Lead Knowledge Counsel at ACTECON and an Assistant Professor at the Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey). She has been dealing with competition law matters with a particular focus on the EU, Ukraine and Turkey. She has experience in competition compliance, antitrust advice, and multi-jurisdictional mergers. She has worked in Brussels, Kyiv and Istanbul. A member of the Bar of Ukraine and graduate of the University of Amsterdam and Kyiv National T. Shevchenko University, Hanna has also authored numerous publications, including a (co-authored) book on Merger Control in the EU and Turkey: A Comparative Guide. Her work was also nominated for the Best Academic Article by Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards in 2022. 

Professor Andreas Stephan

University of East Anglia

Countries of engagement: UK, Greece and South Africa


Professor Stephan is best known for his public survey work to help understand how ordinary members of the public in the UK, France, Italy and the US view anti-competitive agreements. He has written on a wide range of themes that are relevant to competition awareness, media coverage and competition advocacy – most recently on the morality of cartels (about to be published in a book edited by Peter Whelan).

In 2015, Professor Stephan co-drafted the ICN Advocacy Working Group’s Competition Culture report, which was based on survey work he had undertaken across ICN members. Last year, he co-authored the book, Perspectives on Antitrust Compliance, large parts of which are focused on educating employees and limiting competition risk. There are strong parallels between competition compliance challenges and general public awareness. He has  been involved in various public engagement initiatives aimed at raising competition awareness, including as part of the BA Festival of Science and as part of the outreach activities with schools in East Anglia. He is about to be involved in some of the Hellenic Competition Commission’s work on business awareness and wider educative initiatives. 

Ms. Aileen Aditi Sundardas

Associate (Competition / Antitrust) at Chandhiok & Mahajan

Country of engagement: India 


Aileen Aditi Sundardas is an Associate with the Competition / Antitrust practice at Chandhiok & Mahajan, Advocates and Solicitors, New Delhi. Aileen advises her clients on various issues relating to the Indian Competition Law regime. Recently, she conducted a session on digital markets, e-commerce and consumer welfare as a guest speaker. From an antitrust lens, she has conducted research on blockchain markets, data privacy, cloud computing, e-commerce and labor markets. She has published on competition issues such as sustainability, press publishers rights and artificial intelligence. Aileen continually seeks opportunities to practice, learn and create awareness about competition issues.

Prof. Alexandr Svetlicinii

University of Macau

Country of engagement: China 


Alexandr Svetlicinii is Associate Professor of Global Legal Studies at the University of Macau, Faculty of Law, where he also serves as Programme Coordinator of the Master of International Business Law in English Language. His works on various subjects of competition law and policy appeared in Common Market Law ReviewEuropean Law ReviewJournal of Antitrust EnforcementAsia Europe JournalJournal of European Competition Law & PracticeHandbook of International Investment Law and PolicyYearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory StudiesMarket and Competition Law Review, etc. In addition to his academic work, Prof. Svetlicinii acted as Co-Director of the Academic Society for Competition Law, South-East Europe chapter, and the Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (working group Mergers). He has recently published the monograph Chinese State Owned Enterprises and EU Merger Control (Routledge, 2021). 

Dr M. Fevzi Toksoy, Managing Partner

Country of engagement: Turkey

Marmara University Jean Monnet Institute



Fevzi bases his professional life on the notion of fair competition, as an eventual outcome of his education and experience. 

He is a managing partner at ACTECON; teaches European Union Competition Law at Marmara University Jean Monnet Institute; writes academic pieces (Merger Control in the EU and Turkey, Wolters Kluwer, 2022) and is active in the management and leadership of various non-governmental organizations (chairperson of the Competition Law Working Group of Turkish Business Association, member of ABA, chairperson of the Foundation for Civil Society) and occasionally attends ICN meetings. 

He believes there should be fair competition in all areas of life, and that ethics and compliance are the heart of fair competition.


Ms. Vanessa Turner

BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation

Countries of engagement: United Kingdom and Europe 


Vanessa is Senior Advisor - Competition at The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, focusing on European competition policy and cases, particularly in Digital Markets and Sustainability. Vanessa acts as a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network for the European Commission.  

Prior to joining BEUC, Vanessa was a Partner in the Competition Practices of Freshfields and Allen & Overy, Member of the Cabinet of a former Commissioner for Competition Policy at the European Commission (responsible for mergers and antitrust cases and policy), Special Advisor to the US FTC, and General Counsel, Company Secretary and Executive Vice President at Visa Europe.

Mr. Muhammad Rifky Wicaksono

University of Oxford (UK) and Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)

Country of engagement: Indonesia 

Muhammad Wicaksono

Rifky Wicaksono is a DPhil in Law student at the University of Oxford, and a researcher at Oxford's Centre for Competition Law and Policy. His doctoral research, supervised by Prof. Ariel Ezrachi, examines how developing countries should adapt their competition policies to address the unique antitrust challenges posed by the digital economy. Rifky is also an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia where he teaches competition law. He obtained his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 2021, and his MJur degree from the University of Oxford in 2017.

Ms. Marianne Wood

University of Oxford; University of Glasgow

Countries of engagement: United Kingdom (including Scotland), Belgium 



Marianne is an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where her practice covers allaspects of EU and UK competition law. She is based in the firm’s London office, but has previously practiced in Brussels and Washington, D.C. 

Marianne is also currently reading for the BCL at the University of Oxford, with a particular focus on competition law, international trade law, and international environmental law. Her research interests include the intersection of competition law and sustainability; the regulation of digital markets; and the impact of competition law on economic inequality. 

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer Marianne completed traineeships at the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, and worked as a policy advisor to the Scottish Government. She holds an LLB in Law and French from the University of Glasgow, and a PgDip in EU Competition Law from King’s College London.

Ceren Yakışır

Istanbul Bar

Countries of engagement: Turkey and Germany


Ceren is a qualified lawyer in Istanbul. She have worked as an associate and legal counsel at Tier 3 law firms and in a mass media company in Istanbul for 8 years. She has a master's degree in ‘European and International Business, Competition, and Regulatory Law’ at Freie Univeritaet Berlin and graduated with a master’s thesis titled ‘Conglomerate theory of harm in the digital sector’. Her research areas include the competition policy in digital markets, which focuses on machine learning, data and algorithm-driven abuse of dominance, and merger control with legal and economic due diligence.

Dr Amit Zac

Amit Zac

ETH Zurich; University of Amsterdam

Countries of engagement: The Netherlands and Israel

Amit Zac is a Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich. Before joining ETH, Amit was a PhD student and a teaching assistant in Competition Law and Empirical Research Methods at The University of Oxford, Law Faculty. He obtained his LL.M. from Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Hamburg in Law and Economics with distinction. Amit’s work focuses on competition policy and its welfare implications. His research looks at social and economic challenges associated with the digital economy, and specifically economic inequality and social polarisation. His scholarship combines legal and policy analysis with empirical studies, integrating law research within the wider social sciences. His current research project, funded by the Swiss National Science foundation, focuses on automated tools for detection of privacy law violations and the non-market effects of market competition.

Mr Jiawei Zhang

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Countries of engagement: Mainland China; Macau (China); Hong Kong (China)



Jiawei is an MPhil candidate in Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford, where he is researching the public interest in the free flow of information under the supervision of Professor Robert Burrell. His research interests are primarily centred around information regulation and platform governance in the digital space, using normative and theoretical approaches, as well as sometimes incorporating doctrinal and empirical elements. Jiawei's article, "The Paradox of Data Portability and Lock-In Effects," won first place in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology (JOLT) Note Competition and will be published in its 36.2 volume. He obtained an LL.M. degree from UC Berkeley Law School in 2022 and an LL.B. degree from Macau University of Science and Technology in 2020.


Ms Sita Zimpel

Project Director/Principal Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Countries of Engagement: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with a focus on Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam


Sita has more than 15 years of experience in implementing projects of the German Development Cooperation on competition policy and law, consumer protection, digitalization and SME promotion. As part of her assignment in Southeast Asia, she is responsible for the delivery of technical assistance to promote fair and ethical business conduct within the context of economic integration and cross-border trade in ASEAN. This includes trainings, conferences, policy advocacy, as well as stakeholder engagement in cooperation with the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) and other regional bodies, national competition authorities, the judiciary, private sector and consumer associations.

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