The Law of Nations Podcast: Episode 6 – Predictions for a post-Brexit UK/US trade agreement


Originally posted on The Law of Nations.

Welcome to the sixth episode of The Law of Nations’ podcast series.

The Law of Nations provides a unique insight into developments in international law. Focused on developments involving the United Kingdom, the podcasts draw on comparative law from around the world.

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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 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.

Luis González Garcia 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.