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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.
Monday 28 November 2016 – Venue to be announced
“‘Recent Developments in Banking Law (2016)”
Sonia Tolaney QC – One Essex Court
Sonia Tolaney QC is widely regarded as one of the leading commercial silks at the Bar. She will be talking about recent developments in banking law, including class actions and case law in relation to financial instruments and transactions.
Wednesday 14 December 2016 at Herbert Smith Freehills
“Lawyers’ duties to the Court and to opponents: lessons from the Nightjack saga”
Timothy Dutton QC – Fountain Court Chambers
The talk will explore the duties of lawyers in the light of the case of Brett v SRA 2014 EWHC 2974 (Admin), the relationship of the duty not to mislead with the duties to protect privilege and confidential information, and intentional and reckless misconduct.
Tuesday 24 January 2017 at Hogan Lovells
“Economic Crime - Making the company pay”
Richard Lissack QC – Fountain Court Chambers
Richard Lissack QC from Fountain Court Chambers will consider the current drive to make corporate liability in financial crime easier to prove. Corporate liability under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 and the similarly structured potential offence of failing to prevent economic crimes, the emergence of Deferred Prosecution Agreements and the increasing attacks on corporate claims to privilege all signal a singular direction of travel for the SFO and its affiliates: the company must pay for crimes in its name.