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Mel Marquis

Deputy Associate Dean (Engagement) and Senior Lecturer


SSRN Author page:  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=732529

e-mail:  mel.marquis@monash.edu


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Dr Marquis, Deputy Associate Dean (Engagement), is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of competition law and policy. His new book, from Cambridge University Press, is Confucian Culture and Competition Law in East Asia (416 pp, written with Jingyuan Ma). 

Prior to joining Monash he taught law for 10 years at universities in Italy.  He has lectured and taught law courses in many countries especially in Europe and Asia.  Prior to his academic career he practiced law in the United States and Belgium. 

He was Part-time Professor of Law at the European University Institute (Florence) from 2011 to 2019, and Contract Professor at the Free University of Rome (LUMSA) from 2012 to 2019.  He was Contract Professor at the University of Verona from 2008 to 2014.  He has been a Chair Professor, Visiting Professor or Visiting Scholar at Renmin University (Beijing), the Central University of Finance and Economics (Bejing), Doshisha University (Kyoto) and the University of Melbourne. 

Dr Marquis earned his Doctorate from the Institute of International and European Law at the University of Macerata in Italy.  As a Fulbright Scholar he obtained an LL.M from the European University Institute.  He graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. from Seton Hall University (Newark), and he has a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington (Seattle). 

He is Convenor of the Monash High Academic Achievers Program, a member of the Academic Progress Committee, and a member of the Management Board of the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS).  He also co-organises inter-faculty events with the Monash Business-Economics Faculty. He has been appointed by the ACCC as an academic Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.

In 2022 he was appointed as International Expert to advise the Trade Competition Commission of Thailand. In 2023 he was awarded a research grant by the Australian Commonwealth and the ACCC to examine the application of competition law to distribution agreements in ASEAN countries, with a focus on Thailand. In the past he has also worked as an expert on short-term appointments by the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He is also Special Editor for Competition Law of the online academic journal European Papers - Carnets européens - A Journal on Law and Integration. 

His other current legal research focuses on competition issues in East Asia and in the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.  He is also a member of the East Asia Academic Network on Competition Policy and Law (established by 13th East Asia Top Level Meeting in Bali, 2017); and a member of the Virtual ASEAN Competition Research Centre.

Dr Marquis welcomes PhD supervisions in all areas of competition law, including subjects with a global, comparative, interdisciplinary and/or Australian focus. 



Monash Teaching Award, 2020 academic year

Antitrust Writing Awards, 2021-2022 - Named to Jury and Academic Steering Committee

Grant recipient, 2023 - Distribution Agreements (funded by the Australian Commonwealth and administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)


Monash teaching and grading commitments

LAW 4702 Competition and Consumer Law

LAW 5312 Competition Law

LAW 4801 Research Project

LAW 5084 Masters Thesis

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Competition Law, Competition Policy, Antimonopoly Law, Antitrust Law, Comparative Competition Law, Asian Regulatory Institutions

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