21 March 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
In her Mansion House speech, Prime Minister Theresa May set as her first Brexit test that “the agreement we reach with the EU must respect the referendum. It was a vote to take control of our borders, laws and money… But it was not a vote for a distant relationship with our neighbours.’ The Prime Minister stated that ‘the jurisdiction of the ECJ in the UK must end’ and noted ‘that the ultimate arbiter of disputes about our future partnership cannot be the court of either party.’ How should disputes between the UK and EU be settled in the future? Should individuals and companies have access to a non-British court of law? Possible solutions would be for the UK to join the EEA Agreement on the EFTA side, or, in particular, to dock to the EFTA Court.
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies is pleased to announce that Professor Baudenbacher, the EFTA Court’s President for 15 years, will offer his view of dispute settlement after Brexit . He will address the elements at play, focusing on the various dispute resolution models discussed. He will consider how the EFTA Court works in practice, its enduring dialogue with the ECJ and its Advocates General, and how docking to the EFTA Court may provide a quick and effective solution to Brexit’s legal conundrum.
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