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First Look: "The Treatment of Investment under the Trans-Pacific Partnership"

10th March 2016

Time: 18:30-20:00

Venue: Vinson & Elkins LLP, 20 Fenchurch Street, 24th Floor, London, EC3M 3BY

On 4 February 2016, twelve countries from Asia, North America and South America signed the Trans- Pacific Partnership, a 30-chapter, 6,000-page free trade agreement: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. When it enters into force, the TPP will create the largest regional free trade area in the world, covering 40% of global GDP. Among the TPP's many provisions is a comprehensive chapter on investment. This seminar brings together current and former government officials from TPP states to provide a first look at the provisions of the investment chapter in both a regional and global context.

Chair: George Burn, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

  • Christophe de Bondy, Partner, Volterra Fietta (former Deputy Director, Trade Law Bureau, Canada)
  • Rodrigo Monardes, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Chile to OECD
  • Danielle Yeow, Senior State Counsel, Singapore Attorney-General's Chambers, International Affairs Division
  • Jeremy Sharpe, Partner, Shearman & Sterling (former Chief, NAFTA Arbitration, U.S. Department of State)

This event is by invitation only.

For more information, contact N. Jansen Calamita, Director, Investment Treaty Forum.