International and EU legal cooperation – a menu of ideas for the practitioner to consider


23 Sep, 2014    
All day


St James' Court Hotel
St James' Court Hotel, 54 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1E 6AF

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In a legal environment where governments and private entities are increasingly subject to international and EU legal obligations, a legal practitioner must be able not only to advise on the applicable law but also on the way to get things done.

The text books cover the law. This lecture is intended to cover the “lore” of legal practice, as much as the “law”. It will consider a number of thematic  areas that a practitioner may  encounter . In that context, it  will offer a menu of ideas for handling the issues that inevitably crop up in a negotiation and in other forms of international/EU engagement.

Christopher Muttukumaru CB, LLD (Hon)(City), MA (Oxon).

Christopher is a barrister at Monckton Chambers in London. Until December 2013, he was General Counsel to the UK Department for Transport (DfT) . Christopher has practised in the EU and International Law field for many years. At the Attorney-General’s Office in London, he was the principal EU Law adviser to the Attorney-General, and was a member of the team advising Ministers on the Factortame litigation. As Deputy Legal Adviser at  the UK Ministry of Defence, he worked at NATO and at the UN. He was a senior member of the diplomatic delegation that negotiated the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court. At DfT and in other Government departments, Christopher has had extensive exposure to EU Law and International Law issues. He is vice chair of the City Law School Advisory Board and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.

Ms.Lianne Mooldijk LL.M. Mleg

Lianne works as a lawyer at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in The Netherlands. She studied European and International law at the University of Amsterdam and l’Université d’Orléans and did her Masters in International Business law at the Amsterdam Nyenrode Business University and Northwestern University in Chicago. Her career with the Dutch Government started while she combined studying Legislation at the Academy of Legislation in the Hague with working for the Ministry of Health and Sports. In 2006 Lianne worked at the Council of Europe on the revised European Convention on the Adoption of Children. In her current work in the European Law and Better Regulation unit of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment she has gained extensive experience in working with other Member States and the European Institutions.