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Legal Challenges Post Brexit

Date: 31st January 2017

Time: 09:30 - 17:30

Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace St. James's, LONDON, SW1Y 5AH

Event Details

Time: 09:30-17:30 (Registration from 09:00)

Venue: British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, St James's London SW1Y 5AH

Speakers Presentations & Materials

Brexit and International IP law - Bassem Awad

Patents & Brexit - Kevin Mooney

Regulatory Consequences of Brexit - Dr Peter Feldschreiber

Trade Marks - Mark Holah

12 Points on Brexit - Professor Thomas Cottier

Brexit and the Choice of English Law and Jurisdiction in Financial Market Contracts - Dorothy Livingston

Co-Organised by:

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)


BIICL and CIGI host a one-day conference presenting legal challenges of Brexit across a variety of areas.

Panels will cover:

1. Brexit and International Economic Law

2. Brexit and International IP law

3. Brexit and International Environmental Law

4. Brexit and Human Rights

Speakers from the UK, the EU, Switzerland and Canada will present their perspectives on the future of financial and legal services and trade; on IP rights, notably patents (including pharmaceutical patent protection); on environmental law (including fisheries and agriculture); and on human rights and freedom of movement.

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Speakers Include:

  • Bassem Awad, Deputy Director, CIGI, IP Law and Innovation
  • Professor Thomas Cottier, World Trade Institute, University of Bern
  • Professor Armand DeMestral, McGill University, Senior Fellow, CIGI, Trade and Investment and EU Law Investment and EU Law
  • Dr Peter Feldschreiber, 4 New Square
  • Oonagh Fitzgerald, CIGI
  • Professor David Gantz, University of Arizona
  • Dr Markus Gehring, CIGI
  • Lawrence L. Herman, Herman and Associates
  • Valerie Hughes, Queens University, Former Director of Legal Affairs WTO Secretariat
  • Mark Holah, Bird & Bird LLP
  • Dorothy Livingston, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Professor Richard Macrory, University College London
  • Professor Robert McCorquodale, BIICL
  • Kevin Mooney, Simmons & Simmons
  • Helen Mountfield QC, Matrix Chambers
  • Martin Nesbit, Head of Environment and Climate Governance at the Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • Professor Colm O'Cinneide, University College London
  • Patrick Robinson, Linklaters
  • Joel Smith, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Stephen Tromans QC, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Dr Peter Werner, ISDA

This event has been convened by Dr Eva Lein, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Dr Markus Gehring, Centre for International Governance Innovation

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CPD Equivalent

Participating in this event provides the equivalent of 6 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £40
  • Full-time Academic - £25
  • Full-time Student - £15

Non Members

  • Individual - £70
  • Full time Academic - £45
  • Full time Student - £25

Free Government staff and NGO Places

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of government and NGOs to attend free of charge.

Please email our events team with your contact details, your position and the department or NGO that you work for. We will organise your attendance, subject to availability.

If no free places remain staff of government and non profit organisations will be offered the academic rate for this event.


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