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Emerging Issues in Trade & Investment Law: Briefing for Canadian Lawyers

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In this section, the instructors will present learning modules related to economic growth and prosperity; global, regional and bilateral trade law; international investment agreements; cross-border transactions; and international financial rules and the credit crisis.

The economic growth and prosperity section will address key concepts such as the definition of trade, and key trade theories. The global, regional and bilateral trade law section will provide an overview of the key principles and rules of global, regional, and bilateral trade agreements, highlighting emerging trends of relevance to the practice of law in Canada. These regimes include the World Trade Organisation, NAFTA, and Canadian bilateral trade agreements. The international investment agreements section will provide an overview of the development of international investment agreements and investment chapters of trade agreements, of Canadian involvement in international investment agreements and bilateral investment agreements, highlighting emerging trends of relevance to the practice of law in Canada. The cross-border transactions section will provide an overview of the rules governing Canadian-US cross-border transactions, highlighting emerging trends of relevance to the practice of law in Canada. Finally, the international financial rules and the credit crisis section will provide an overview of legal elements of the recent credit crisis and the emerging international financial rules stemming from the credit crisis, highlighting emerging trends of relevance to the practice of law in Canada.

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Instructor

Markus W. Gehring

Pr Markus W. Gehring, LLM (Yale University), Dr iur (University of Hamburg), MA (University of Cambridge), is Deputy Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) and University Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. He is Director of Studies in Law and Fellow at Hughes Hall and serves as pro bono Lead Counsel for Trade, Investment and Finance Law with the Centre of International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). Dr Gehring has been a Visiting Professor at several universities around the world and is ad personam Jean Monnet Chair in Sustainable Development Law in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Frankfurt/Main Bar and a Barrister & Solicitor, Law Society of Upper Canada. Selected publications include Sustainable Development in World Trade Law (Kluwer Law International, 2005) and Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (Kluwer Law International 2010); Dr Gehring also co-edits the Cambridge University Press Series Implementing Treaties on Sustainable Development. His current research centres on Sustainable Development in European and International Law, including climate change and green economy law.