Legal Challenges Post Brexit

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:45 AM - 5:15 PM
British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London, UK
Public Event: CIGI Sponsored
Jan 31

This event is co-sponsored by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Panels will cover:

  1. Brexit and International Economic Law
  2. Brexit and International IP law
  3. Brexit and International Environmental Law
  4. Brexit and Human Rights

Speakers from the UK, the EU, Switzerland and Canada will present their perspectives on the future of financial and legal services and trade; on IP rights, notably patents (including pharmaceutical patent protection); on environmental law (including fisheries and agriculture); and on human rights and freedom of movement. This event was convened by Dr. Eva Lein of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Presentation notes, the event programme and a full speaker list is available on BIICL's website.  

Event Speakers

Armand de Mestral is a senior fellow at CIGI. He is an expert in international economic law, and professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration at McGill University.

Bassem Awad is a senior fellow and was previously the deputy director of International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at CIGI.

David A. Gantz is a CIGI senior fellow who contributes to projects relating to contemporary trade and investment legal and policy issues. These include the Brexit process between the United Kingdom and the European Union, and innovations in international trade and investment law.

Markus Gehring is a CIGI senior fellow focusing on international economic law, trade and climate change, as well as trade, investment and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is also the Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020. In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.