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

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Armand de Mestral

CIGI Senior Fellow

Armand de Mestral has been a CIGI senior fellow since 2014. An expert in international economic law, Armand is professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration at McGill University.

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Bassem Awad

Deputy Director, International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

Bassem Awad is deputy director of international intellectual property law and innovation, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, he provides strategic guidance of the thematic area. A specialist in intellectual property law, he has served as a judge at the Appeal Court in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates and as adjunct professor at Western University.

David A. Gantz

CIGI Senior Fellow

David A. Gantz is a CIGI senior fellow currently researching investor state arbitration. He is the Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law and co-director of the International Trade Law Program at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law.

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Markus Gehring

CIGI Senior Fellow

Markus Gehring is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) 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.

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director of the International Law Research Program

As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

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