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60 years BIICL, 50 years Brussels Regime, 60 years New York Convention

Event Details

Time: 14.00-19.00 (Registration from 13:30)
Event followed by a drinks reception

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

Not only BIICL celebrates a round birthday, but also the two most important regimes for cross-border cooperation in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration - the Brussels Regime (1968), to which the UK acceded 40 years ago, and the NYC (1958). Time to take stock and assess the effects and benefits of both regimes for citizens, businesses, lawyers and courts, and time to look into the post Brexit future.

Introductory speaker:

Lord Collins, former Justice of the UK Supreme Court


  • Niuscha Bassiri, Hanotiau & van den Berg
  • Massimo Benedettelli, Arblit & University of Bari
  • Stavros Brekoulakis, Queen Mary University of London
  • Richard Fentiman, University of Cambridge
  • Rita Giannini, UK Law Societies Joint Brussels Office
  • Paula Hodges QC, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Jan von Hein, University of Freiburg
  • Marie Louise Kinsler QC, 2TG
  • Xandra Kramer, University of Rotterdam
  • Alex Layton QC, 20 Essex Street
  • Eva Lein, University of Lausanne and British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Hans Van Loon, former Secretary General of the Hague Conference
  • Audley Sheppard QC, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Diana Wallis, former Vice-President of the European Parliament

This event has been convened by Professor Eva Lein, University of Lausanne and Senior Research Fellow in Private International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

View the Programme and Event flyer

Join in the conversation @BIICL #BrusselsRegime

Sponsored by

Herbert Smith Freehills

Media Sponsor

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members

  • Individual: £75
  • Concession: £50
  • Student: £30


  • Individual: £125
  • Concession: £85
  • Student: £50

N.B. A limited number of free places are available for staff of government and NGOs. If no free places remain, the academic rate applies.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 4 hours.

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