US Antitrust expert to present at Competition Matters 2017

Leading US Antitrust expert Professor Spencer Weber Waller is a key note speaker at this year’s Competition Matters conference.

The two-day event offers sessions in the competition, regulation and consumer areas, with breakout sessions where delegates can choose the session most suited to them.

Spencer Weber Waller is a Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and the Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and its on-line Global Competition Law masters programs. He teaches US and comparative antitrust, international trade and litigation, and has authored or co-authored seven books and more than 100 articles on these topics. 

He will speak about how US competition law rules, procedures, remedies, and institutions have developed in unique ways.

Professor Waller will offer tentative conclusions for a more modest approach in seeking to use US insights and practices in other jurisdictions and suggest better ways the US can profit from the experiences of competition law throughout the world.

“We have had a range of very high quality speakers at these events in previous years. Professor Waller’s agreement to speak at this year’s conference continues that tradition. We are delighted that he accepted our invitation,” says Commission Chief Executive Brent Alderton.

“We know the extraordinary quality of his work and we are pleased that Professor Waller will be able to share his reflections on US antitrust law in a global context,” says Mr Alderton.

Professor Waller is the co-author of the fourth edition of Antitrust and American Business Abroad, the leading treatise on international antitrust in the United States. His recent work has focused on the application of antitrust to the technology and digital sectors as well as the interface between antitrust and regulation.

He studied at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Law School. Following a clerkship with the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, he practised with the Antitrust and Criminal Division of US Department of Justice; a leading Chicago firm; and served as counsel to two different national law firms. He has taught and served as associate dean of both Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Brooklyn Law School, where he taught from 1990–2000.

The conference builds on the success of the two previous Competition Matters conferences and we hope that you will be pleased with this year’s format and programme.

Go to www.comcom2017.co.nz for more information and to register.