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Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent

26th May 2016

Time: 15:30-19:00 (followed by a drinks reception)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

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This joint conference of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law looks at the potential impact of a Brexit on cross-border commercial dispute resolution and on the role of London as a center for international litigation and arbitration. Speakers will address selected questions such as the legal framework for the transitional period; the validity of choice of court agreements and future frequency of choice of court agreements in favour of English courts; the different approaches in England and under the Brussels I Recast as to parallel proceedings; the cross-border circulation of titles; the Swiss position as to commercial dispute resolution between Member States and third States. A roundtable discussion will place a particular focus on London's future as a centre for commercial dispute resolution post Brexit.

Confirmed participants

Speakers:

  • Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
  • Richard Fentiman, University of Cambridge
  • Andrew Dickinson, University of Oxford
  • Marta Requejo Isidro, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
  • Trevor Hartley, London School of Economics
  • Alexander Layton QC, 20 Essex Street
  • Tanja Domej, University of Zurich
  • Thomas Pfeiffer, University of Heidelberg
  • Paul Oberhammer, University of Vienna
  • Adam Johnson, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Martin Howe QC, 8 New Square
  • Karen Birch, Allen and Overy
  • Diana Wallis, President of the European Law Institute and former Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Deba Das, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited for 3.5 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £80
  • Full-time Academic - £60
  • Full-time Student - £45

Non-members:

  • Individual - £125
  • Full-time Academic - £85
  • Full-time Student - £60

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

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