This course has been developed to provide participants with a solid overview of the range of topics relevant to international business today. It brings together a combination of expertise in trade law, investment law and international business law. The course aims to provide a critical insights into the range of legal issues involved in international business, including international trade rules and how these affect businesses, foreign direct investment and investor state dispute resolution, business, human rights and environmental concerns, intellectual property, sanctions, taxation amongst others. Participants will benefit from specialist training in a range of aspects of international regulation, transactional requirements and the problems that challenge the success of businesses.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand the international law of trade, investment, business structuring and transactions.
- Have a clear understanding of the range of legal issues involved in international business today, including international trade rules and how these affect businesses, foreign direct investment and investor state dispute resolution, business, human rights and environmental concerns, intellectual property, taxation etc.
- Gain a critical knowledge of the implications of trade, investment, intellectual property, human rights etc. for business activities
- Be able to identify the key issues that drive international trade and business in an increasingly globalised world.
- Benefit from specialist training in a range of aspects of international regulation, transactional requirements and the problems that challenge the success of businesses.
Course topics and tutors:
- WTO law - organizational structure and basic principles
Dr. Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centrefor the Rule of Law, BIICL
- Subsidies regulation - multilateral and regional agreements
Jesse Kreier, Georgetown University, Law Center
- WTO Law enforcement - dispute settlement and beyond
Dr. Carlo Gamberale, Counsellor, Market Access Division, WTO
- Foreign direct investments
Dr. Deborah Russetti, Universita' Cattolica, Milan
- Arbitration - Investment dispute resolution and commercial arbitration
Prof. Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum, BIICL
- International commercial transactions
Tutor to be confirmed
- International intellectual property
Professor Spyros Maniatis, Director of BIICL
- International banking regulations and taxation
Tutor to be confirmed
- EU sanctions
Dr. Isabelle van Damme, Partner at Van Bael & Bellis and Antigoni Matthaiou, Associate at Van Bael & Bellis
- Business, human rights and environmental considerations
Lise Smit, Senior Fellow in Business & Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum, BIICL and Dr. Irene Pietropaoli, Research Leader in Business & Human Rights, BIICL
Who should attend?
The course is directed at students, lawyers, businesses and government officials who would like to be equipped with the relevant tools and understanding to shape policy-making and practice in this area.
The virtual course format will consist of a series of 5 double sessions in which live teaching is offered via Zoom. The course is taught in English by experts, legal practitioners and lecturers from several jurisdictions. The approach is practical and there will be plenty of opportunity for interaction with tutors and other participants.
Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, BIICL and Munhee Jung, Senior Deputy Director of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, South Korea and a visiting researcher at BIICL.
Pricing and Registration
The course cost is £700 per person (including VAT)
Member discount: 15% discount for individual members of BIICL
Details of individual memberships at BIICL
- 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
- 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations
To apply for any of the discounted rates, please Contact Us
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.
In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community.
Applications for training scholarships must be received at least three weeks ahead of the course start date (14 October 2022).
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