MinterEllison’s Advising on UK Government on Trans-Pacific Partnership

MinterEllison won the contract to advise UK Government on Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The contract follows MinterEllison and MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ appointment to advise on the UK-ANZ Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has awarded a contract to an international network of law firms to advise on critical trade negotiations as the UK continues to strengthen the country’s post-Brexit trading landscape. MinterEllison (AU) and MinterEllisonRuddWatts (NZ) are key members of this network which is led by a consortium of UK law firm TLT Solicitors, US firm McDermott Will & Emery and Canada’s Borden Ladner Gervais.

The group was appointed following a competitive tender process to provide legal advice and support to negotiate the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and two bilateral free trade agreements with Canada and Mexico. The successful bid was based on the group’s collective strength of expertise in international trade negotiations, international jurisdictions and government advisory work.

The international network of firms advising DIT also includes: Abrahams, Davidson & Co (Brunei Darussalam), Carey Abogados (Chile), Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan), Allen & Gledhill (Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam), SAI Law & Economics (Mexico) and Rebza, Alcazar & De Las Casas (Peru). 


    Involved fees earner: Jeremy Blackshaw – Minter Ellison; David Morfesi – Minter Ellison;

    Law Firms: Minter Ellison;

    Clients: UK Government;

    Author: Sonia Carcano