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Trade Law & Policy ServicesChuck Gastle has expertise in the field of International trade law and policy. Bennett Gastle has extensive experience in international arbitration, including investor-state and business-to business arbitration. We have undertaken various arbitrations in Ontario and international arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules and the American Arbitration Association. We have direct experience drafting legislation and the regulatory framework for the Kingdom of Cambodia with respect to certain international intellectual property law issues. We have also designed and conducted training programs for a variety of ministries and the Royal University for Law and Economics in Phnom Penh. We have provided consulting serivces to the government of Thailand with respect to international competition policy and have provided courses at the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi.

In the past Bennett Gastle has provided consulting services and studies on a variety of subjects from free trade agreements (Canada-Costa Rica FTA, FTAA), World Trade Organization disputes, Canada’s innovation strategy, and aboriginal rights as they arise in the context of international trade, among a number of other trade policy projects. Bennett Gastle has also appeared before Senate, House of Commons, and Ontario Legislature Committees regarding international trade law issues.

Bennett Gastle’s practice includes investor-state arbitration, as well as representing nine first nations before one of the Binational Panels in the Softwood Lumber dispute. Chuck Gastle has also filed amicus curaie briefs before the World Trade Organization.

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