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The 56th London-Leiden Meeting: Courting Europa No Longer: The Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice

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This year, the London-Leiden conference revisited a theme it explored in 2009: preliminary references at the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). The UK's notice of its intention to withdraw from the EU has cast into doubt the future of its relationship with the CJEU, and the fate of the Unified Patent Court. In its 56th year, the London-Leiden meeting on EU examined the uncertain nature of these relationships, in Sessions I and II, and hosted a Brexit Roundtable in Session III.


  • Professor Sir Alan Dashwood KCMG CBE QC, Henderson Chambers and University of Cambridge
  • Judge Ian Forrester, General Court of the EU
  • Professor Laurence Gormley, University of Groningen
  • Dr James Boon, Bristows
  • Dr Richard Lang, University of Brighton
  • Dr Eva Lein, BIICL
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case
  • Professor Duncan Matthews, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Luke McDonagh, City University of London
  • Jacqueline Minor, Former Head of UK Representation, European Commission
  • Christopher Rennie-Smith, Former Board of Appeal chairman, European Patent Office
  • Professor Dr Christa Tobler, Leiden University

This event was organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Europa Instituut of the University of Leiden.

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