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Chicago-Kent Global Competition Law Conference

Friday, October 28, 2011

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
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Dr. Mor Bakhoum

Dr. Mor Bakhoum is a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition in Munich, Germany.

He has an international education and graduated from three different Universities. From the University of Saint-Louis he holds a master degree in Economic and Business Law which he completed top of the class with honors. From the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) he holds an LL.M in European and International Economic Law as well as a Certificate in International Comparative Arbitration.

In 2006 Mor Bakhoum successfully defended his Ph.D in competition law at the University of Lausanne with the distinction summa cum laude and was awarded the 2008 prize of the city of Lausanne for the best Ph.D in human sciences.

Mor Bakhoum holds also an LL.M. in International Intellectual Property Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law which he completed with high honors and ranked top of the class. He received in addition the Cali award for the best antitrust paper as well as the Cali award for the best LL.M. thesis at Chicago-Kent.

He is currently in charge of coordinating the Max Planck Institute project on "Competition Law in Developing Countries". He has extensively published and talk about competition law and some international related aspects of IP.

Mor Bakhoum is proficient in French, English, wolof and has a basic knowledge in German.

Andre Fiebig

Andre Fiebig practices in the area of corporate and antitrust law with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, international antitrust and competition law and commercial law. He assists clients doing business internationally and foreign clients doing business in the United States. He also provides advice in obtaining merger clearance for transactions both in the United States and abroad and provides corporate counseling on antitrust issues. Mr. Fiebig previously practiced European law in Brussels, Belgium.

Publications, Presentations and Articles
Mr. Fiebig currently serves on the Board of Editors for Competition Law Outside the United States published by the ABA's Section on Antitrust Law. He is the author of numerous articles on international business and antitrust including Obtaining Evidence Abroad (2005); The Modernization of European Competition Law, Temple Int'l Law Review (2005); Ausnahmetatbestände für Auslandszusammenschlüsse nach US-Fusionskontrollrecht, 37 Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft 649 (2003); A Role for the WTO in International Merger Control, 20 Northwestern J. Int'l L. & Bus. 233 (2000); The European Data Protection Directive and the Safe Harbor Principles, 2 Cyber Strategies 12 (2000); The Introduction of the Euro and Its Implications for U.S. Legal Practitioners, 11 DePaul Bus. L. J. 257 (1999); and The Extraterritorial Application of the European Merger Control Regulation, 5 Columbia J. Eur. L. 79 (1999).

Professional Affiliations
Since 1997 Mr. Fiebig has served as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law where he teaches European Business Law. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University School of Law. Mr. Fiebig is an officer of the ABA Section on Antitrust Law and a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Law Committee of the ABA Section on International Law and Practice.

Education & Bar Admittance

University of Tübingen (Dr. iur.) (1996)

University of Tübingen (LL.M.) (1991)

Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) (J.D.) (1989)

University of Illinois (B.S.) (1986)


New York (1990)
Illinois (1989)

Eleanor M. Fox

Eleanor M. Fox is the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law. Her scholarship is in the area of competition, economic development, and global governance. She was a partner and is of counsel at the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

She served as a member of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee to the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust of the United States Department of Justice (1997-2000) (President Clinton) and as a Commissioner on President Carter's National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures (1978-79). She has advised numerous younger antitrust jurisdictions, including South Africa, Indonesia, Egypt, Tanzania, Russia, Poland, and Hungary.

Fox received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Paris-Dauphine (2009). She was one of 10 individuals awarded an inaugural Lifetime Achievement award by the Global Competition Review for "substantial, lasting and transformational impact on competition policy and/or practice." (2011) Her books include The Competition Law of The European Union in Comparative Perspective (West 2009), Global Issues in Antitrust and Competition Law with Dan Crane (West 2010), readings on developing countries and competition: Economic Development: The Critical Role of Competition Law and Policy with Abel Mateus (Elgar 2011), and casebooks on US Antitrust law and European law.

Michal Gal

Prof. Gal (LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.) is Vice Dean, Director of Graduate Studies and Co-Director of the Forum on Law and Markets at the University of Haifa School of Law in Israel. She was a Visiting Professor at NYU, Georgetown, Melbourne and Lisbon. Prof. Gal is the author of the book Competition Policy for Small Market Economies (Harvard University Press, 2003) and the main author and co-editor of The Law and Economics of Israeli Competition Law (Nevo, 2008). She also published scholarly articles on competition law issues and has won prizes for her research and for her teaching. She was chosen as one of the ten most promising young legal scholars in Israel (Globes).

Prof. Gal served as a consultant to several international organizations (including OECD, UNCTAD) on issues of competition law in small and developing economies and is a non-governmental advisor of the International Competition Network (ICN). She also advised several small economies on the framing of their competition laws. She is a board member of several international antitrust organizations, including the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), The Antitrust Consumer Institute, the Asian Competition Law and Economics Center (ACLEC), and the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA).

Andrew Guzman

Andrew Guzman is Professor of Law, Director of the Advanced Law Degree Programs, and Associate Dean for International and Executive Education at Berkeley Law School, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Guzman holds a J.D. and Ph.D. (economics) from Harvard University. He has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law. He is the author of How International Law Works from Oxford University Press and International Trade Law from Wolters Kluwer. Professor Guzman served as editor for the Research Handbook In International Economic Law, published by Edward Elgar Press and Regulation and Competition in the Global Economy: Cooperation, Comity, and Competition Policy, published by Oxford University Press. Professor Guzman is a member of the Board of Editors of several journals including the Journal of International Economic Law and the International Review of Law and Economics. He is also a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and has served as an international arbitrator.

Laurence Idot

Laurence Idot, Docteur en droit (1981), Agrégée des Facultés de Droit (1982) teaches EC and Competition Law for post-graduate students at University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1993-2007) and University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (since 2007). Her other fields of interest include arbitration law and private international law, and their interaction with competition law. She is also co-director of the monthly review Europe (1991), director of the scientific committee of the review Concurrences (2004), and a member of advisory boards of several reviews, such the Common Market Law Review. She has an active role in many academic associations and is the President of the French Association on Competition Law (AFEC) as well as one of the French NGA for the ICN. These last five years, she has devoted quite a few articles as well as a book (Bruylant, 2004) to European competition reform. Mrs. Idot has also experience as a practitioner, a consultant, and an arbitrator. She was appointed as a member of the Autorité de la concurrence early 2009.

Spencer Waller

Spencer Weber Waller is the Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches antitrust, consumer, procedure, and international business courses. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and the editorial boards of the Antitrust Law Journal and the World Competition Law and Economics Review. Professor Waller is the author of 5 books and over one hundred articles on United States and international antitrust, including the third edition of Antitrust and American Business Abroad, the leading treatise in the field, and the first full-length biography of Thurman Arnold, the founder of modern antitrust enforcement in the United States. Professor Waller previously taught and served as associate dean at Brooklyn Law School.

Wentong Zheng

Wentong Zheng is an assistant professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Professor Zheng earned his J.D. and Ph.D. in economics degrees from Stanford University in 2005, where he was an executive editor of Stanford Law Review. Prior to joining the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2011, he was an associate professor of law at The State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 2009-2011 and an associate attorney at the Washington, DC office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP in 2005-2009. Professor Zheng's research interests are in international trade, antitrust and competition policy, Chinese law, law and economics, and commercial law. His recent publications appeared, among others, in Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Antitrust Law Journal, Minnesota Journal of International Law, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law.

Wang Xiaoye

Xiaoye WANG is Law Professor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and Law Professor of the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS). She holds a LL.M. from Remin University in 1984, a Doctor Iuris from University Hamburg in 1993. She works in the areas of economic law, international economic law, and focuses on antitrust law. She is the author and editor of 17 books and over 200 papers published in Chinese, German and English. As the leading expert in the field of antitrust law in China, she was advisor of the Drafting Committee of China's Antimonopoly Law and lectured twice for the Standing Committee of National People's Congress. She has served as Vice President of the Chinese Society of Economic Law, and the head of the Consultant Committee for WTO Trade and Competition Policy of Ministry of Commerce. In international academic activities, she is a founding member of Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA), Asia Competition Forum (ACF), and member of the International Advisory Board of CUTS C-CIER and American Antitrust Institute (AAI). During 2005 and 2006, she spent one year at Chicago-Kent College of Law as Fulbright Scholar. She has lectured on Chinese economic law and competition law at ABA, IBA, IPBA, ACF, Harvard University, Columbia University, Washington University (St. Louis), Melbourne University, KFTC, Chatham House, LIDC, Max-Planck Institutes and many other institutions.



This program is partially funded by the Henry Morris Endowment. Mr. Morris, Class of 1889, served as a U.S. diplomat and Secretary to the Chief Justice of the Permanent International Court a The Hague.
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