Mark Williams

University of Melbourne

    Mark Williams is a Professor of Law at The University of Melbourne. He practiced law for 5 years before switching to an academic career in 1990. He worked at Hong Kong Polytechnic University until 2014.He has published in various leading law journals and contributed to books and studies on competition-related topics. His current research work includes contributions to new publications concerning competition and the SME sector in APEC, competition and IPRs in China, competition issues regarding China’s outward investment policy and the new Hong Kong Competition Ordinance. He has also undertaken consultancy work in the competition law field for the Japanese and Chinese governments as well as leading law firms. He is a regular speaker at various business groups’ and practitioner conferences as well as many organized by international governmental organizations such as ASEAN, APEC and the United Nations. He has been actively involved in the promotion of competition policy and law in Hong Kong, China and the wider Asian region. He is the founder of the Asian Competition Forum, a non-profit organization with a membership of over 300, which discuss competition-related issues and promote research into competition law and policy issues. He read law at the University of Bristol, an LLM with Merit and a PhD from King’s College, London.