Mel Marquis


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Mel Marquis

Deputy Associate Dean (Engagement) and Senior Lecturer

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Dr Marquis, Deputy Associate Dean (Engagement), is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of competition law and policy.  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 the Convenor of the Monash High Academic Achievers Program, a member of the Academic Progress Committee, and a member of the Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies research centre at Monash.  He also co-organises inter-faculty events with the Economics Faculty.

From 2021-2025 he is collaborating with CEU San Pablo University (Madrid) on the 'Judges and Competition Law' research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. (Spanish Government Research Project PID2020-115314GB-I00)

Effective 1 October 2021 he is also Special Editor for Competition Law of the online academic journal European Papers - Carnets européens. 

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 Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network; 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 - Named to Jury and Academic Steering Committee


Monash teaching and grading commitments

LAW 4702 Competition and Consumer Law

LAW 5312 Competition Law

LAW 4801 Research Project

Law 5084 Masters Thesis

Research area keywords

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


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