Professional Summer School - International Trade Negotiation

5th - 16 June 2023

The University of Aberdeen Law School are delighted to announce that CPD places are now available on our two-week professional skills course on international trade negotiation.

The course provides an advanced introduction to international trade policy and an understanding of the processes and conduct of international trade negotiations. It also provides participants with the skills and techniques required to become successful negotiators. 

This course is ideally suited to Legal Professionals working with trading businesses that import and export goods or services or who are interested in acquiring the transferable skills of a treaty negotiator.

It will appeal to those interested in:

  • navigating the complexities of trade law against the backdrop of a post-Brexit United Kingdom
  • understanding the structure, processes and conduct of international trade negotiations, and
  • exploring the power dynamics and politics of treaty negotiations.

The course will be delivered by Luis Gonzalez Garcia of Matrix Chambers, London. With decades of experience in government and private practice, Luis served as trade negotiator for Mexico from 1998-2008 and participated in the negotiation of more than 10 free trade agreements and six bilateral investment treaties. In Mexico he was responsible for the implementation of the FTA with the European Union, the first comprehensive trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU with a nation in the Americas. He has been an external consultant to several States and international organisations including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on international dispute settlement, trade and investment policy.

The Summer School will run from 5th – 16th June 2023 with classes scheduled from Monday to Friday between the hours of 09.30-17.00.

Attendance on the two -week CPD course*, including formative assignments and a certificate of completion, costs £2,000.

*The course complies with the basic requirements of the Law Society of Scotland, the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority, and the Bar Standards Board. However, attendees are advised to confirm with their regulatory body, firm or company that the course meets their CPD requirements.

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