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Shanker Singham

Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project
Managing Director

As the Managing Director of the Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project, Shanker A. Singham brings with him a wealth of experience in trade, competition and regulatory systems.  He is one of the most experienced, and best-known international trade and competition lawyers in the world. He has lectured, written and spoken extensively, having authored over one hundred articles and book chapters, as well as the leading textbook in the field of competition and regulatory systems. He led the market access practices of two prominent law firms, most recently at Squire Patton Boggs, and has represented multinational companies and governments. He is a cleared adviser to the United States Trade Representative and Department of Commerce, and is a Non-Government Adviser to the International Competition Network.

Shanker holds his Masters and Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, and postgraduate legal degrees in both the UK and US. He spent his early career working on the privatizations and development of competition laws in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe with a prominent City of London law firm, and then in Latin America working on the apertura. Shanker is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and founded the Roundtable in 1997 as a way of promoting the notion of free trade, competitive markets and property rights protection around the world, having learned the lessons of the openings in the former Soviet sphere, Latin America and China and India’s re-insertion into the global economy.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, July 10