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Javier Tapia Business Steering Committee Asociación de Transmisores (Santiago de Chile)


Javier Tapia is a former Judge at the Chilean Competition Tribunal (TDLC) (2014-2020). He holds a Ph.D. in Law from University College London (UCL), UK; an M.Sc. in Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK; an LL.B. and a Diploma in Economics and Finance, both from Universidad de Chile. Javier’s academic interests are on competition law & policy, utilities regulation, law & economics, public law and institutional analysis. He has published many journal articles and book chapters. Javier teaches at several universities in Chile. He has also taught courses for competition authorities in several Latin American and African countries. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg, and Associate Member at the Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) at UCL Faculty of Laws. He speaks regularly in conferences, in both Chile and abroad; having talked in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, the UK, the US, Canada, Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa, among others. Javier is also a consultant for governments and international organizations. He has also done consultancy work for private and public firms. Before being appointed as judge, Javier was Chief Legal Counsel for the Chilean Energy Producers Trade Association; Head of the Research and International Division of the Chilean Competition Agency (FNE); Legal Adviser of the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency of Chile; and private lawyer.


Nominee, 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Dominance

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