Willard Mwemba

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Willard Mwemba began his career in competition law at the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Zambia in 2006. He worked at the competition authority in Zambia for close to seven years, during which time he handled high-profile cases and initiated investigations on high-profile cartels. Willard rose to the position of director of the mergers and monopolies department at the competition authority in Zambia.Willard joined the COMESA Competition Commission in January 2013 and became the first head of its mergers and acquisitions department. He has written extensively on the subject of competition law and has spoken at several high-profile forums. He is invited as a guest lecturer on the subject at universities and colleges in Zambia and beyond. Willard has also helped a number of national competition authorities in developing and making their mergers and restrictive business practices divisions operational. He has been instrumental in the reform of the COMESA competition law regime.Willard holds two bachelor’s degrees with specialisation in law and economics from the University of Zambia. He also holds a master’s degree in European Union competition law from King’s College London. He has completed his PhD in competition law at the University of Cape Town and awaits graduation, which has been pushed to December 2020 because of the covid-19 pandemic.

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