Wednesday 21 September 2016 at Simmons & Simmons
“What does Brexit mean for the Brussels regime?”
Sara Masters QC and Belinda McRae – 20 Essex Street
As the dust begins to settle after the UK’s historic vote to leave the EU, attention is now turning to the impact of Brexit on those areas that were not central to the popular political debate. One of those is the Brussels regime, the collection of European treaties and regulations that harmonise the rules applying to civil and commercial proceedings in EU member states, including matters of jurisdiction, enforcement, choice of law and service. Although everything depends on what is agreed in the eventual Article 50 negotiations, it is clear that once the negotiating period expires, or a withdrawal agreement enters into force, the key regulations comprising that regime will fall away. Against that background, Sara Masters QC and Belinda McRae explore and evaluate the options to replace both the Brussels I Regulation (recast) and the Rome I and II Regulations.
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