Changes and challenges in cross-border litigation - a post-referendum view from the UK

Changes and challenges in cross-border litigation - a post-referendum view from the  UK
7 October 2016, 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Conference / Symposium
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

"This half day conference will give speakers and attendees the opportunity to reflect on topics that are or could be affected by ‘Brexit’ for better or worse. The focus is on areas of law that are relevant to commercial law such as effects on choice of law in contracts, dispute resolution, banking resolution and cross border securities. A comparative viewpoint will be taken to include perspectives from Scotland and England and other European legal systems. The objective is to invite fresh approaches to legal solutions as they have been manifested in European Union legislation that may benefit from rethinking in the light of the June 2016 referendum on the UK’s EU Membership.

Introductory Remarks: Prof. Andrew Dickinson, University of Oxford, tbc - "The future direction of private international law in the UK"

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Giesela Ruehl, University of Jena - "Choice of law and choice court clauses after the EU Referendum"

Prof. Sophia Tang, University of Newcastle - "Future Private International Law and Judicial Cooperation: Different Models"

Dr Maren Heidemann, Visiting Fellow, IALS - “Identities in EU PIL – an outdated social model?”  

Dr Lorna Gillies, University of Strathclyde - "Some observations on intra-UK rules post-Brexit"

Prof. Gerard McCormack, University of Leeds - “Insolvency litigation after Brexit”

Dr Jonathan Fitchen, University of Aberdeen - “Post-Brexit recognition and enforcement of UK civil and commercial judgments in the European Union: problems and challenges” 

Dr Mukarrum Ahmed, University of Aberdeen - “BREXIT and English Jurisdiction Agreements: The Post-Referendum Legal Landscape 

PROGRAMME:  For a copy of the draft programme, please click here

Academic Convenors: Dr Maren Heidemann, IALS, and Dr Lorna Gillies, University of Strathclyde. 

Organised by:  IALS Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law and the UK Private International Law Network (Universities of Strathclyde and Newcastle).

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies acknowleges with gratitude the support of the University of Newcastle and the Universityof Strathclyde.

REGISTRATION: For booking and online payments, please click here


Standard Rate: £35.00; 
Concessions (students, SALS): £25.00.

Bar Standards Board:  3.5 CPD hours.

Please click here for a copy of the Call for Papers for "Changes and challenges in cross-border litigation: a post-referendum view from the UK"


Belinda Crothers