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Markus W Gehring

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Practice Summary

Dr Markus W. Gehring is an Associate Member of Landmark Chambers. A Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, he teaches and researches international and EU law at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

Dr Gehring is a Rechtsanwalt in the Frankfurt/Main Bar and a Barrister-at-Laws in the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario/Canada. He practiced as an associate member of the Brussels Bar with the US law firm Cleary Gottlieb in Brussels.

He acts as Lead Counsel for the Montreal based legal charity Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) in International Trade, Investment and Finance Law and has represented the organisation in many international meetings and as an observer to the World Trade Organisation, the United Nations and other international negotiations.

He has acted as legal advisor inter alia for the following projects:

  • “Global Compendium of Green Economy Laws” UNEP Nairobi Office, 2013

  • “Legal Preparedness for Biofuels in Latin America” Organisation of American States (OAS), 2012

  • “Lake Chapala Report” and “Quebec Auto Report” for NAFTA Commission on Environmental Cooperation, Montreal, 2011

  • “Comparative law in the European Union” for Justice Canada, Ottawa, Canada, July 2010

  • “Sustainable Development in World Investment Law” for UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, July 2009

  • “Policy Instruments to Limit Negative Environmental Impacts from Increased International Transport – Constraints and Opportunities in International Law” for OECD 2008, Paris

  • “Advisory Opinion on the Palestine Wall” assistance to Vaughan Lowe, International Court of Justice, The Hague 2002

  • “Legal Implications of the Clean Development Mechanism on Host Countries: Legal Nature and Ownership of Emission Reductions -” for the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, in cooperation with the World Bank Institute and the PCFplus Program, Washington, January 2003

  • “The Legal Nature of SO2 and NOx Allowances in the U.S.A.: Effects on Ownership, Accounting and Tax” for World Bank Legal Vice Presidency, Washington, March 2003

  • “Sustainable Developments in Recent WTO Law and ‘Jurisprudence’” for Foreign Affairs Canada, October 2003

  • “New Zealand - Lamb” and “South Korea - DRAMS” WTO cases assistance to Meinhard Hilf, 2000 

Selected publications:

  • D Euler, M Gehring & M. Scherer (eds.), Transparency in International Investment Arbitration (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

  • M Morin, M C Cordonier Segger, F Gélinas & M Gehring (eds.), Responsibility, fraternity and sustainability in law : in memory of the honourable Charles Doherty Gonthier (Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis, 2012)

  • M C Cordonier Segger , M W Gehring & A Newcombe (eds.), Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, Nov 2010)

  • M W Gehring, M C Cordonier Segger & J Hepburn, World Trade Law in Practice (London: Globe Business Publishing, 2006), preface by John H. Jackson

  • M W Gehring & M C Cordonier Segger (eds.), Sustainable Development in World Trade Law (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2005)

  • “Overcoming Obstacles with Opportunities: Trade and Investment Agreements for Sustainable Development”, with MC Cordonier Segger in C Tams and S Schill (eds.), Investment and Development (London: Edward Elgar 2015)

  • “Investment Law and International Sustainable Development Law”, in F Baertens (ed.), International Investment Law and Public International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013)

  • “Sustainable development and IIAs: from objective to practice”, with A Kent in A de Mestral & C Leveque (eds.), Investment Law and Public Policy (Routledge, 2012), p. 284pp

  • “Trade and Investment Measures for the Low-Carbon Economy”, in I L Backer, O K Fauchald & C Voigt (eds.), Liber Amicorum Hans Christian Bugge (Oslo: Universitstforlaget, 2012)

  • “Climate Change and International Trade and Investment Law”, with M C Cordonier Segger & J Hepburn in R Rayfuse & S Scott, International Law in the Era of Climate Change (Edward Elgar, 2012) pp. 84-117

  • “Trade and Investment Implications of Implementing the Cartagena Protocol”, with M C Cordonier Segger in M C Cordonier Segger, F Perron-Welch & C Frison, Legal Aspects of Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013)

  • “Strategic Use of Litigation to Influence Negotiations: The WTO, the EU, and the UN”, in A Narlikar, Breaking the Deadlock (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2010)