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Panel Discussion: The Impacts of Technology on International Business and Trade Dynamics

March 19, 2021

Join the McGill International Business and Trade Law Society on Friday, March 19, 2021 for its 2nd annual panel discussion on the impacts of technology on international business and trade dynamics.


Panelists:

  • Ryan Clements (University of Calgary Faculty of Law)

  • Max Jarvie (BLG Montreal) 

  • Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon (Stikeman Elliott Montreal) 

Moderator:

  • Andrea Bjorklund (McGill University Faculty of Law)

Topics:

  • Introduction to the digital currency, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology

  • The future of international commercial contractsunder the governance of cryptocurrencies

  • Cryptocurrencies as a threat to national security in Canada and abroad 

  • Cryptocurrencies and the likelihood of terrorism activities

  • The effects of cryptocurrencies on money laundering combat in Canada 

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Model WTO

April 10-15, 2021

The 24th edition of the Model WTO is open again!

The McGill International Business and Trade Law Society (MIBLTS) is proud to announce that we will be sending a group of students to the 24th virtual edition of the Model World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Switzerland. The event will take place online between April 10th and 15th, 2021, in partnership with the WTO itself.


Delegates will work in committees and simulate Ministerial negotiations like those of the real WTO, focusing on the topic of this year, which is "Trade and Public Health". This linkage is being further emphasized by the current Covid-19 pandemic notably as states compete for access to drugs, medical equipment and vaccines. There is a crucial need for greater cooperation and coordination between states. Prizes, including monetary awards and free courses, are available for winning essays and best delegations.

Please note that applicants will need to submit a CV and a letter of motivation by February 22nd, 2021. The letter of motivation should be one page double-spaced and indicate applicants’ academic background, knowledge in the field, relevant work experience, extracurricular activities (e.g., engagement in the university), or any extraordinary elements that would help us evaluate the applications better.

We are also happy to announce that the MIBTLS is providing some financial aid to cover participants' registration fees. 

Please contact the MIBTLS at intl-buss-trade.law@mail.mcgill.ca for questions regarding financial aid, and for more information on the application process or the event in general.