TPP, Arbitration, and the Future of International Business

On June 30, 2015 at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Proyecto ACCESO, with co-sponsors Librotecnia and the Chile-California Council, produced an international seminar on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  You can see the poster for the seminar here.


Speakers came from the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Felipe Lopeandia), the Chilean Institute for Intellectual Property (Sergio Escudero), the University of Macau (Fernando Dias de Samoes), the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (Macarena Letelier), California Western School of Law (Thomas D. Barton, James Cooper and Richard Page), as well as the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Nicolas Cabo, Ignacio Garcia, and Gabriela Novoa).


In light of the stalled conclusion to the Doha Round (Development Round) of liberalized trade negotiations under the World Trade Organization, all eyes are on the TPP to break open traditionally protected countries and create systems of dispute resolution that protect investors as well as labor and environmental standards for all the countries negotiating – including Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, United States, and Vietnam. 



There also was a launch of the new book by Professors Thomas Barton and James Cooper on Intellectual Property Rights and Alternative Dispute Resolution, published by Editorial Librotecnia.