European Commission recommends that EU reject UK bid to join Lugano Convention

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog On 4 May 2021, the European Commission has released its anticipated communication to the European Parliament and the Council confirming the Commission’s view that the EU should not consent to the UK’s application to accede to the Lugano Convention. If this position is reflected in … Read more

Brexit: key practical implications for disputes and dispute resolution clauses

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog Despite the UK and EU having finalised a Trade and Cooperation Agreement to govern their trading and security relationship following the end of the Brexit transition period, there remain a number of uncertainties when it comes to commercial dispute resolution in cases involving the UK … Read more

Disputes after the end of the Brexit transition period: where are we now?

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog. With the end of the Brexit transition period rapidly approaching, we are still waiting to see whether the UK and the EU can reach an agreement on their future relationship from 1 January 2021. In fact, whether or not an agreement is reached has no … Read more


The post below was first published on our Arbitration blog Choice of dispute resolution forum can have a fundamental impact on the ability of banks and financial institutions to enforce contractual obligations. In our client webinar on 23 September, Dispute Resolution Choices for Banks and Financial Institutions: Maximising the Chances of Successful Enforcement, Julian Copeman, … Read more

New Brexit Legal Guide section available: Disputes

The updated Disputes section of our Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview, amongst other things, as to whether: EU law will continue to apply to and in the UK during the transition period; the current rules on both jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments under the recast Brussels Regulation and Lugano Convention will apply where … Read more

Cross-Border Litigation: Latest update published

The post below was first published on our Litigation Notes blog We are pleased to release the latest issue of our periodic publication “Cross-Border Litigation”, designed to highlight legal and practical issues specific to litigation with an international aspect. Read more