The international legal ground is shifting beneath our feet. In leaving the EU, we will bring about the end to the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The UK’s most senior judge has voiced the concern of many that long-running business disputes could be left in limbo and the role of the ECJ in establishing legal precedent will be unclear. The Supreme Court is wary of being left with the sole responsibility of policing our legal borders.
The Government has declared that it wants to build a “new, deep and special partnership” with the EU and has this month published a series of papers setting out the key issues which form part of its vision for that partnership – including, most recently, one on ‘Enforcement and Dispute Resolution’. But as many questions are raised as answered, including:
- How will disputes be resolved “efficiently and effectively”?
- How can the UK fulfil its stated aims of “respecting the autonomy of EU law and UK legal systems while taking control of our own laws” – and whilst continuing to respect our international obligations?
- What about international trade agreements which feature arbitration models as a stage of dispute resolution?
- What does this all mean for UK businesses and their counterparts in Germany and other EU member states?
The partners of Pinsent Masons in London and Munich and the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce invite you to come and hear the views of leading practitioners (including from our German and other European offices) and to debate with them over fine wines and canapés in the calm and gracious setting of the Royal Academy – with the opportunity for a private view of works by recognised Masters of European art: Matisse, Duchamp and Dalí.
Thursday 19 October 2017
19:00: Welcome - Katharine Davies, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP, London and Dr Ulrich Hoppe, Director, German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
19:10: Guest speaker - Robert O'Donoghue QC, Brick Court Chambers
19:25: The German perspective: Dr Ulrich Lohmann, Rechtsanwalt, Partner
Followed by a private tour and drinks, the evening will draw to close at 21:00.
John Madejski Fine Rooms, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BD
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