Visiting Scholars Program

The GAI Visiting Scholars Program offers senior antitrust scholars and practitioners around the world the opportunity to engage in specific collaborative research projects with the GAI faculty.

2019-2020 Visiting Scholars

    • Pinar Akman, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds

Professor Akman specializes in competition law. She is the Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice. Previously, she held a Chair at the UEA Law School, University of East Anglia. She is an Associate Member of the Centre for Competition Policy at UEA. Prior to coming to the UK, she worked at the University of Ankara Law School, Department of Commercial Law and qualified as a lawyer in Turkey. She has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law from University of Ankara Law School. She was ranked first overall in her undergraduate degree…[more]


2017-2018 Visiting Scholars

General Superintendent Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo has a master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público and a postgraduate degree in Disciplinary Administrative Proceedings from the University of Brasília. He graduated in Law from the Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília and in Economics from the Brasília University Center – UNICEUB. Since 2006, he has been an Auditor of the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU), where he has also worked as adviser and chief of staff. He also worked as Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Cities, between 2012 and 2013…[more]


    • Eduardo Rodrigues, former General Superintendent of the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)

Eduardo Frade Rodrigues is the former General Superintendent of the Brazilian competition agency, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense – CADE (2014-2017), where he was in charge of merger reviews and anticompetitive conduct investigations. He has previously worked as Deputy Superintendent (2012-2014), as advisor for CADE’s Commissioners (2007-2011) and participated in a secondment at the Canadian Competition Bureau (2008). He also headed a unit of the Brazilian Civil Aviation Secretariat (2011-2012)…[more]

2016-2017 Visiting Scholars

    • Honorable Li Zhu, Intellectual Property Tribunal, Supreme People’s Court, People’s Republic of China