Josh Scheinert has a practice with a particular focus on international investment law and investment arbitrations under free trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties. He is able to provide advice on the full range of investment and investor protections that are provided for under such agreements. Josh has experience acting for clients in investment arbitrations launched under NAFTA Chapter 11. In addition, Josh is able to advise clients on how the investment protection regime is impacted by government regulatory activity, particularly around environmental and labour activities. His recent articles have examined this convergence under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Josh worked at a boutique Canadian law firm that specialized in international investment arbitration. He has consulted for NGOs and governments on matters concerning international investment law, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. In addition, Josh was a visiting law faculty at the University of The Gambia in West Africa and at O.P. Jindal Global University in India, where he taught a variety of international and comparative law courses. He holds a First Class Masters of Law from the University of Cambridge. His peer-reviewed publications in International Criminal Law Review and the Tulane Journal of Law and Sexuality examine protection against human rights violations within international criminal law. He was called to the Bar after clerking with Chief Justice Allan Lutfy of the Federal Court (Canada).