International Law

22 June 2016: International Law Seminar Series

The second seminar of the ILS international law seminar series was held on 22 June 2016.

Dr Brett Williams, Principal, Williams Trade Law and Co-Chair of the ILS Trade and Business Committee, presented on The proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – the most significant discriminatory trade and investment agreement in history. The event, held at Dibbsbarker Offices, brought together 17 interested legal professionals, interns and academics.

The proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement covers several areas of government regulation of commerce: trade in goods, trade in services, investment, intellectual property and also customs administration, environmental regulation, labour regulation, and electronic commerce. The seminar provided a fast paced tour of the areas covered by the Agreement, beginning with the institutional and dispute settlement provisions, and finished with a discussion on the specific areas of the TPP.

An overview of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement available here.

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