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Cross-border jurisdiction and judgments after the EU Withdrawal Transition Period (A Case Study Webinar)

Location: Online via Zoom

For more than 30 years, English jurisdiction clauses and the enforcement of English judgments in the EU were regulated by EU legislation. Since the end of the Transition Period, this regime has ceased to apply. This has immediate implications for litigation in England; for English jurisdiction clauses; and for the enforcement of judgments.

Using a series of practical examples, this seminar considers the implications for the effectiveness of English jurisdiction clauses, the commencement of proceedings in English courts, the practical differences made by the application of common law principles to EU domiciled parties and the enforcement of English judgments in the EU.

Prof Jonathan Harris QC (Hon.) is the general editor (with Lord Collins) of the leading work, Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws, a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law and has given evidence to the House of Lords EU Select Committee on the impact of Brexit. He drafted the Bar Council’s response to the Private International Law Bill 2020.  He has advised clients extensively on the impact of Brexit and spoken on the subject at events across the world.

Sophia Hurst has a broad commercial chancery practice encompassing a range of commercial litigation, civil fraud and asset recovery, shareholder/joint venture disputes, banking and financial services, and contentious trusts litigation. Much of Sophia's work has an international dimension; in addition to regularly appearing in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division, she is called to the bar in BVI and registered in DIFC and has a substantial practice before the courts of offshore jurisdictions and arbitral tribunals. Sophia frequently advises on issues of jurisdiction and enforcement. 

If you would like to discuss the above webinar in further detail, or arrange a bespoke session for your team, please contact our Head Clerk Steven Whitaker or Business Development Manager Charlotte Davidson.