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The 2019 WTO Conference

31st May 2019

Time: to be confirmed

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to announce its prestigious WTO Conference. Established in 2000, the WTO Conference is one of the most important annual events in international trade law, addressing topical academic and practical issues. The conference will bring together leading academics and practitioners to explore emerging ideas and the most recent developments, at a critical time for international trade law.

The 2019 WTO Conference will examine the implications of recent global developments, including current challenges to multilateralism, regional and bilateral agreements and the intersection between trade and human rights. The unprecedented challenges in international trade law posed by the ongoing crisis at the WTO and by Brexit constitute an unparalleled opportunity to bring together worldwide expertise and innovative analysis.

Further details will be announced soon.


  • Gabrielle Marceau, WTO
  • Thomas Cottier, Professor Emeritus at University of Bern
  • Robert Howse, NYU Law
  • Julia Ya Quin, Wayne State University and Tsinghua University
  • Lorand Bartels, University of Cambridge and Linklaters
  • Yuka Kobayashi, SOAS University of London
  • Olufemi Amao, Brunel University
  • Victoria Donaldson, Department fort International Trade, UK Government
  • Maria Panezi, CIGI

More speakers to be confirmed

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