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Virtual Course: International Trade Law

Date: Ten Sessions: 28 May and 4, 11, 18 and 25 June 2021

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 and 13.30 - 15:00 (BST)

Venue: Online


Event Details

The training course in International Trade Law offers an in-depth dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, covering both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The WTO has played a central role in promoting and regulating international trade liberalisation since 1994 and continues to be a major actor in global economic governance.

Delivered by leading academics, practitioners and experts in the field, the training course will offer a practical insight into the most recent developments, at a critical time for international trade law, international governance and connectivity.

By the end of the training course participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the structure, organisation and decision-making procedures of the WTO;
  • Achieve a practical knowledge of the unique dispute settlement system of the WTO;
  • Develop a strong practical understanding of the multilateral trading system, its fundamental principles (non-discrimination, consensus, transparency, access to dispute settlement) as well as the different agreements operating in the framework of the WTO;
  • Be able to discuss the benefits and risks of trade liberalization and think critically about government's approaches in achieving trade liberalization, while continuing to pursue other public policy goals;
  • Gain a critical knowledge of the policy implications of WTO's activities, and of the role of the organization in global economic governance.

Course topics and tutors

  • Public International Law and WTO law
    Dr. Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, BIICL
  • WTO at Work and Basic Principles
    Prof. Gabrielle Marceau, Senior Counsellor, Research Division, WTO
  • WTO Law Enforcement - Dispute Settlement and Beyond
    Dr. Carlo Gamberale. Counsellor, Market Access Division, WTO
  • WTO Agreements - Trade remedies (Anti-dumping, Countervailing Measures, Safeguards) Dr. Müslüm Yilmaz, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division, WTO
  • WTO Agreements - TBT and SPS
    Lauro Locks, Counsellor, Trade and Environment Division, WTO
  • WTO Agreements - Agriculture (AoA) and climate change
    Dr. Doaa Abdel-Motaal, Senior Counsellor, Agriculture and Commodities Division, WTO
  • WTO Agreements - Services (GATS)
    Antonia Carzaniga, Counsellor, Trade in Services and Investment Division, WTO
  • WTO Agreements - TRIPS and Government Procurement
    Robert Anderson, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, WTO
  • Regional Trade Agreements - Trade and Beyond
    Rohini Acharya, Chief of Section, Regional Trade Agreements, WTO
  • WTO Emerging Issues
    -  Dr. Leonila Guglya, Lawyer, SwissLegal Rouiller et Associés
    -  Lee Tuthill, Senior Counsellor, WTO

Programme      |  Speaker biographies   

Course Format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of ten 1.5 hours sessions in which live (synchronous) training is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Pricing and Registration

The course cost is £550 per person (including VAT)

Course Discounts

We are conscious of the many challenges posed by the current crisis and are seeking to do our part to support people preparing for the legal market in the days after the crisis. In view of this, we are offering a 15% discount on our courses to anyone for whom the current situation has resulted in reduced or precarious employment.

Moreover, in our effort to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession, we are offering the same discount to people from such groups who take these courses.

Student Member Discount: 15% discount for student members of BIICL
Details of student membership 

Group Discounts

  • 30% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 4 or more attendees from commercial organisations

To apply for any of the discounted rates please Contact Us 

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 10 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Photography and Recording

Please note that our events may be photographed or audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day.

Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Carmel Brown in advance of the event that you are attending.

Event Cancellation Policy

When you register for an event you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood our cancellation policy.

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