I am the founder of the Diplomatic Law Guide (, which appears on page 1 of the following pages of Google:

  • ‘bilateral and regional trade agreements law’; and
  • ‘bilateral trade agreements lawyer’;

and contains an evolving bank of legal materials, on-line library resources, news, and articles about bilateral and regional trade agreements.

The text of the following topics is currently under development on the ‘Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements’ page of the Diplomatic Law Guide ( underneath the heading, ‘Structuring, Drafting & Negotiating FTA’s’.

  • Glossary of terms
  • Sources of law
  • Treaties and MOU’s
  • Purpose, scope, and territorial application
  • Main text
  • Reservations
  • Pre-conditions
  • Duration and termination
  • Amendment
  • Dispute resolution
  • Schedules
  • Capacity
  • Full powers
  • Adoption and authentification
  • Consent to be bound
  • Entry into force
  • WTO compliance
  • Interpretation
  • Negotiation
  • Bibliography

Prior to entering private practice as a commercial solicitor and subsequently as a Barrister, I worked in-house for the Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group and for Alstom (in Paris), structuring, drafting, and negotiating major contracts which were awarded in Malaysia, India, and China.

To view my internet rankings please Google either:

‘FTA barrister’;
‘free trade agreements barrister’;
‘preferential trade agreements barrister’; or
‘trade agreements barrister’,

for which I have recently been listed on page 1.