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First Annual International Economic Law Update

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Dear All,

The Mandela Institute at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, in conjunction with the World Trade Institute and Swiss Economic and Cooperation  Development (SECO) will be holding the First Annual International Economic Law Update at the University on Thursday 1 November 2012, 08h00 – 16h00.

Confirmed speakers include Xavier Carim, Deputy Director-General for International Trade and Economic Development, the dti, Olano Makhubela, Chief Director for Financial Investments and Savings at the National Treasury, Cas Coovadia, Managing Director, The Banking Association of South Africa, Axel Pougin de la Maisonneuve, Head of Politics, Economics and Trade, EU Delegation, David Unterhalter SC,  Senior Counsel at the Johannesburg Bar and a member of the WTO Appellate Body and Professor Stephen Gelb, University of Johannesburg. International presenters are Professor Thomas Cottier, Director of the World Trade Institute, Switzerland and Professor Laurence Boulle, Bond University, Australia. Speakers from the Chamber of Mines, BUSA and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are to be confirmed.

Workshop topics include:

*The current state of multilateralism

* Update on trade negotiations and bilateral investment treaties

*The impact of BRICS membership on economic development in South Africa

*Important cases and disputes in trade

*Walmart

*Trends and flows in foreign direct investment

* European investments in South Africa

* A perspective from the National Treasury

*Critical challenges for the banking sector in South Africa

 

Cost: R950 per delegate.  A 30% discount is available for Wits University staff.

Limited scholarships are available to cover registration, travel and accommodation, for people attending from SADC countries.

A motivation for a scholarship should be sent by 19 October 2012.

 

Registration: By 22 October 2012. Please email Ms Julie Dunsford for a copy of the programme and registration form at Julie.Dunsford@wits.ac.za

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