I am a Canadian lawyer, and was admitted to the Bar in Ontario (2007). I am currently an Emile Noël Postdoctoral Fellow, Jean Monnet Center, New York University. I was most recently Senior Fellow for the California International Law Center, UC Davis School of Law (California, USA).
I hold a Ph.D. in International Economic Law from The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and an LL.M. in International Law from The George Washington University Law School. I have also visited Stanford Law School. Prior to beginning my Ph.D., I worked in an international dispute resolution practice in a variety of international investment cases. I have also provided research for an international trade remedy dispute.
My current and future research adopts a historical, doctrinal and interdisciplinary understanding of the development of international economic law. My current contributions aim to explore the relationship between the fields of international trade and investment law, and to undertake archival research to study the path dependence of trade and investment laws and legal institutions, as well as those that impact the ‘path’, for example, the lawyers, businesses, unions, investors, government officials, politicians, economists etc. Archival work allows me to probe the actions of these players, and to reflect on how these actions remain relevant due to our (and their) perceptions of the role of international economic law and institutions.
Finally, archival work is rarely without agenda; I engage in international economic law’s historiography to compose fresh insights to modern controversies. For example, my manuscript, currently entitled, ‘The Life and Death of Equitable Treatment: Reconceptualizing the Early Relationship of Trade and Investment Law’ will offer a fresh way to understand what state parties contemplated when they included ‘fair and equitable treatment’ clauses in investment treaties and the ‘equitable treatment’ clause in the trade context.
I am a contributor to International Economic Law and Policy blog.
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