International Trade and Business Committee
The International Trade and Business Committee (ITBLC) is one of the ILS’s longest standing Committees.
The primary purpose of the ITBLC is to contribute expertise in the field of international law and its domestic implementation where it affects trade and business, and to assist the Law Council in acting as a public advocate and educator in this field.
Dr Ross Stuart Becroft, BA, LLB, M Comm Law, PhD, Co-chair
Dr Ross Becroft has more than 20 years’ experience practicing across a variety of legal fields focused on international trade. These include customs law; anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations; shipping and transport issues; import and export regulatory issues; transport and shipping contracts and commercial trading terms; and buying, selling and consolidation of transport and freight forwarding businesses.
Dr Becroft obtained his PhD from Melbourne University with his thesis on the Standard of Review in WTO Dispute Settlement and is author of The Standard of Review in WTO Dispute Settlement: Critique and Development.
He is Chair of the Customs and International Transactions Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia; an executive member of the IBA’s Trade & Customs Law Committee; and represents the Law Council as a member of the International Trade Remedies Forum and the Sub-Committee on Compliance and Anti-Circumvention, both convened by the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission.
Mr Angus Macinnis, Co-Chair
Angus Macinnis is the Director of Dispute Resolution at StevensVuaran Lawyers, a boutique Sydney firm, where he has a broad commercial practice with a focus on dispute resolution.
Angus has a particular interest in and international trade law (in particular, the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods, or CISG) and international commercial arbitration and in 2019, presented a seminar on the CISG as part of the International Law Section’s International Law and Practice Course 2019.
After a number of years teaching the CISG and international commercial arbitration (and coaching teams in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and International Maritime Arbitration Law Moot) at the University of Technology, Sydney and the Sydney Law School of the University of Notre Dame Australia, he presently assists with the mooting program (and coaches the Vis Moot team) at the Thomas More Law School of the Australian Catholic University.