Wendy M. Duncan

Over 25 Years of experience in Competition Law

Wendy has successfully prosecuted Consumer and Competition cases in the several Courts in Jamaica at every level and appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as part of the Commission’s legal team in the 2017 case of FTC v Digicel and Another which was successful; paving the way for the elaboration and modernization of the Commission’s merger
review framework.

Wendy M. Duncan

Representative for Regional Competition Agency from 2011 - 2014

Wendy represented the regional Competition Agency, the CARICOM Competition Commission headquartered in Suriname, as lead Counsel in the prosecution of its first Competition Case in CCC v Trinidad Cement Limited Group from 2011 to 2014.

Wendy M. Duncan

Advisory for serveral committees in the Caribbean Region

Wendy has been appointed to and sat on several advisory committees such as the Standards Council of the Jamaica Bureau of Standards, the FTC’s Pension Funds Committee, the Public Education Sub-committee of the Caribbean Consumer Council, the Independent Schools’ Unit Committee, and the Evaluation Committee of the Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness & Growth Project (IDB), responsible for creating the framework for a Merger Review.

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Meet Wendy Duncan

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An attorney-at-law with over 25 years at the Bar and have served in both the private and public sectors.

Wendy Duncan

After spending some 6 years in private practice where she gained experience in a broad range of areas including civil litigation, conveyancing, probate and administration, personal injury matters and family law, she joined the Fair Trading Commission in February 2000 where she spent 19 years specializing in the field of Competition law and policy.  She has served in an advisory capacity to the Commission and the Government of Jamaica as well as to the business community on regulatory compliance and all issues relating to Competition law and policy. She has also provided guidance to competition agencies in other jurisdictions on Jamaica’s competition laws and enforcement techniques; and to businesses overseas seeking to invest in Jamaica. Wendy was instrumental in the conceptualization, formulation and drafting of amendments to the Fair Competition Act, cabinet submissions; and the preparation of the Commission’s proposed Merger Review legislation.

She has published numerous articles, made presentations and conducted seminars in several aspects of Jamaica’s Competition and Consumer Protection Laws locally, regionally and internationally.

 Wendy has successfully prosecuted Consumer and Competition cases in the several Courts in Jamaica at every level and appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as part of the Commission’s legal team in the 2017 case of FTC v Digicel & Another which was successful; paving the way for the elaboration and modernization of the Commission’s merger review framework.  In addition to the Fair Trading Commission in Jamaica, she represented the regional Competition Agency, the CARICOM Competition Commission headquartered in Suriname, as lead Counsel in the prosecution of its first Competition Case in CCC v Trinidad Cement Limited Group from 2011 to 2014.

Wendy has been appointed to and sat on several advisory committees such as the Standards Council of the Jamaica Bureau of Standards, the FTC’s Pension Funds Committee, the Public Education Sub-committee of the Caribbean Consumer Council, the Independent Schools’ Unit Committee, and the Evaluation Committee of the Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness & Growth Project (IDB), responsible for creating the framework for a Merger Review.  She also served the Commission for many years as Ethics Officer, and Access to Information Officer.

A graduate of the Norman Manley Law School where she was awarded the Dr. Royston Clifford prize for Forensic Pathology, she has a Master of Laws Degree in Corporate & Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus – her thesis: “Cartels: Anti-Cartel Enforcement in Jamaica” focused on some of the practical and legal enforcement issues encountered in Jamaica’s Competition law and policy.  She also holds a post-graduate certificate from the University of the West Indies in Competition Law and Economics of Competition (Shridath Ramphal Centre for Trade Policy & Law), a certificate from the Fordham Competition Law Institute in New York, and has attended several courses overseas where she has received extensive training in Competition law and policy, such as the International Competition Network (ICN) Merger Workshop on Investigative Techniques, hosted by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the US Federal Trade Commission (USFTC), Washington D.C., USA.  

Wendy is a former member of the Jamaican Folk Singers.  She speaks Spanish, plays tennis, and writes children’s stories in her spare time.

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