Trade Negotiator.co.uk

I am the founder of the Diplomatic Law Guide (www.diplomaticlawguide.com).

The website went live in June 2014, and is listed on the website of the United States ‘American Foreign Service Association’ (the ‘AFSA’) based in Washington DC underneath the heading ‘Codes of Conduct from Other Services/Countries’ (http://www.afsa.org/ethics).

My evolving handbook ‘Structuring Drafting and Negotiating Free Trade Agreements’ is available to view on the ‘Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements’ page of the Diplomatic Law Guide.

Contents:

Glossary of terms
Introduction
Sources of law
Rules on market access
Border measures: tariffs and quantitative restrictions
Trade policy and domestic health and safety regulation and standards
Anti-dumping laws
Subsidies, countervailing duties and government procurement
Safeguard regimes and domestic adjustment policies
Treaties and MOU’s
WTO compliance
Drafting
Interpretation
Preamble
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
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.