Brexit: implications for dispute resolution

In Brief

The UK’s status as a Member State of the EU means it has been included within a framework for deciding jurisdiction in disputes, recognising judgments of other Member States (and having the judgments of its own courts recognised and enforced throughout the EU), service of proceedings and deciding the governing law of contracts and for tortious claims. When the UK leaves the EU, although the UK may not be able to (or choose to) remain part of that framework in its current form, there are a number of alternatives which should mean that UK courts and parties should not become isolated from the mutual recognition and common principles involved in disputes.

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  • A key issue in Brexit planning is the extent to which English governing law and jurisdiction clauses will continue to be recognised by the remaining EU member states.

    This seminar, Disputes in a Post-Brexit World, looks at the key practical issues and legal considerations that will help clients, and particularly those in the financial services sector, to plan a smooth transition for their organisation. It includes a demonstration of an online product we have developed that enables users to analyse factual scenarios within the framework of currently foreseeable post Brexit legislation to assess where risk may arise, and to identify relevant factors to consider, when advising businesses in relation to the enforceability of English jurisdiction and governing law clauses.

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