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Dr Robert Ian McEwin FAICD
2nd Holder of Khazanah National Chair


Dr McEwin LLB (Hons 1) PhD (Australian National University) is an Australian lawyer with a PhD in Economics.   He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  He specialises in ASEAN competition law and economics.   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 a Member of the Singapore Copyright Tribunal.  He then became Visitor Professor of Law at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and set up Competition Consulting Asia LLP.   He is co-General Editor of ASEAN Competition Law published by LexisNexis in loose-leaf format and edited Intellectual Property, Competition law and Economics in Asia published by Hart Publishing, Oxford in 2011.  He helped draft three of the Guidelines for the Malaysian Competition Commission and has given courses and advice to several governments in Southeast Asia and the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition.  He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of the Australian Business Law Review and Compliance Insider 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 in Washington.  He is currently writing a book Competition Law in Southeast Asia for Cambridge University Press.