J. Anthony VanDuzer, BA, LLB, LLM, is a full professor and former vice dean at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, of the University of Ottawa. He holds the Hyman Soloway Chair of Business and Trade Law at the law school and is an adjunct research professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. At the University of Ottawa, he teaches contracts and upper-year courses on domestic and international business law, and has received several teaching awards. He has also taught in the University of Ottawa’s Executive MBA program, at Queen’s University’s International Studies Centre, and at the faculties of law at the University of Muenster in Germany and the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Prior to his academic career, Professor VanDuzer worked as a corporate lawyer at Fasken.
As a consultant, Professor VanDuzer has advised Industry Canada, the Competition Bureau, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Law Society of Ontario, the NAFTA Secretariat, and the Commonwealth Secretariat. He was a member of the Academic Advisory Council to the deputy minister for international trade from 2002 to 2006, and has participated in technical assistance projects involving transition and developing economies, including Armenia, Bangladesh, China, El Salvador, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam, and the countries of the Caribbean Community. He has acted as an outside legal assessor for the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association in its reviews of a foreign trade law for Bosnia-Herzegovina and a Competition Protection Act for Bulgaria. Professor VanDuzer also advised on the development of a new foreign trade law for Russia that was passed by the Duma in 2005. Professor VanDuzer’s main research interests are business, trade, and investment law.