31st May 2017
Time: 09:00 to 16:30 (Registration from 08:30)
Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
A vigorous debate has begun over the impact of Brexit on the UK's trade agreements with the EU and non-EU countries and on the system of international trade law. The EU currently has preferential trade deals with over 50 partners and is actively negotiating with China, India and the USA.
The UK and many of its trading partners will need to renegotiate all of these agreements whilst protecting their interests and the interests of regional trading blocs such as NAFTA, ASEAN and MERCOSUR. That will require new approaches, likely resulting in new international trade models, which will inevitably affect the law and practice of international trade.
The conference will gather in London the leading academics and practitioners in the area of international trade law. The panellists will discuss the most current problems of international trade law, including the impact of Brexit on UK-EU trade relations, China's role in the global trade system as well as the new trends in international trade treaty making.
- Panel 1: UK-EU Trade Relationship after Brexit
- Panel 2: China and the Changing Landscape of International Trade Law
- Panel 3: From Multilateralism to Bilateralism? New Trends in International Trade Treaty Making
- Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC, Essex Court Chambers
- Dr Paul Irwin Crookes, University of Oxford
- Prof Ming Du, University of Surrey
- Prof Mary Footer, University of Nottingham
- Luis Gonzalez Garcia, Matrix Chambers
- Gabriel Gari, Queen Mary University of London
- Dr Markus Gehring, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
- Prof Michael Hahn, University of Bern Law School and The World Trade Institute
- Lode van den Hende, Herbert Smith Freehills
- Prof Sir Francis Jacobs, Kings College London
- Prof Qingjiang Kong, China University of Political Science and Law
- Prof Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
- Prof Andrew Lang, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Milagros Miranda Rojas, Norton Rose Fulbright
- Edwin Vermulst, VVGB Advocaten
- Robert Volterra, Volterra Fietta
- Prof Markus Wagner, University of Warwick
This conference is co-organised by Professor Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum and Professor Ming Du, Director of the Centre for Chinese Law and Social-Legal Studies, University of Surrey.
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This conference offers the equivalent of 6 CPD hours.
Pricing and Registration
- Individual - £125
- Full-time Academic - £95
- Full-time Student - £55
- Individual - £210
- Full-time Academic - £160
- Full-time Student - £95
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