The purpose of this consultation workshop was to discuss emerging issues in international trade and investment law, to develop a more detailed research agenda, and to identify research partners who would be interested in collaborating with CIGI’s International Law Research Program.

Topics included: plurilateral versus multilateral trade agreements; trade subsidies; improving processes in investor-state dispute settlement; and investor-state arbitration between developed economies. The conference concluded with discussion about opportunities for specific and tangible research projects on international trade and international investment law.



  • Oonagh Fitzgerald

    Oonagh Fitzgerald is director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. She has extensive experience as a senior executive of various departments of the federal government, including with the Department of Justice and Department of National Defence.