All posts by christophebondy

I am a public international lawyer practicing at Cooley LLP in London, with extensive expertise in international investment disputes and in the negotiation of international trade and investment agreements. For nearly a decade I was senior counsel to Canada at its Trade Law Bureau, where I successfully led Canada's defence in multiple high-stakes investment treaty cases under NAFTA. I was also counsel to Canada in the negotiation of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Since my return to private practice in 2015 I have continued to represent States and private parties in international investment disputes and to advise across a broad spectrume of public international law issues.

Prospects for a UK-EU Trade Deal: The challenge of MFN in Existing EU Trade Agreements

As the European Union (‘EU’) and the United Kingdom begin to negotiate their future trading relationship, constraints arising from the EU’s existing free trade agreements (‘FTAs’) will come to the fore. The Most Favoured Nation (‘MFN’) provisions of the EU’s existing FTAs pose a particular problem, since existing FTAs, including […]