Speaking alongside Prime Minister Theresa May of a post-Brexit UK/US trade agreement at the G20 summit in July, President Trump said:
“We have been working on a trade deal which will be a very, very big deal a very powerful deal, great for both countries and I think we will have that done very, very quickly.”
So what might that trade agreement look like? In our latest podcast, Angeline Welsh asks Patrick Pearsall, former Chief of Investment Arbitration at the US State Department, and Luis González García, Brexit expert and former Deputy General Counsel for International Trade Negotiations of the Government of Mexico.
PATRICK W. PEARSALL
Patrick W. Pearsall is the chair of Jenner & Block’s Public International Law Practice. He has extensive experience representing sovereigns and investors in multi-billion dollar international disputes. Patrick was in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the US State Department from 2009-2017 and served as the Chief of Investment Arbitration from 2015-2017. He litigated claims on behalf of the United States when disputes were brought under treaties and free trade agreements, such as bilateral investment treaties and FTAs (including the NAFTA and the CAFTA-DR). In addition to his representations as counsel, he has led the negotiations of several bilateral and multilateral treaties and has significant experience on international environmental law and matters related to cross-border infrastructure and energy projects.
LUIS GONZÁLEZ GARCÍA
Luis specialises in international law, international trade and international dispute resolution. He advises and acts for governments, international organisations and corporations in international law matters concerning, for example, State responsibility, international trade, State-State trade disputes, and investment treaty arbitration. Before joining Matrix, Luis was Deputy General Counsel for International Trade Negotiations of the Government of Mexico. He appeared as counsel for Mexico in NAFTA and BIT arbitrations and legal advisor in the negotiation of international trade and investment treaties.
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