Upcoming Webinar: Brexit after the Conservative leadership election

The results of the Conservative leadership election will be announced on 23 July 2019. Following this, a new Prime Minister is expected to be confirmed on 24 July 2019: shortly before Parliament’s expected summer recess on 25 July 2019. The two candidates remaining in the Conservative leadership race have extremely different views on how to … Read more

Recent High Court decision casts doubt on whether EU27 courts will be able to defer to English court pursuant to exclusive jurisdiction clauses in some circumstances if “no-deal” Brexit

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog The High Court has held that there is no power under the recast Brussels Regulation to stay English proceedings against an English domiciled defendant in favour of proceedings in a non-EU court commenced pursuant to an exclusive jurisdiction agreement in favour of that court, unless … Read more

Upcoming Webinar: The Hague Choice of Court Convention 2005 and the Hague Judgments Convention 2019: When and how will they apply?

On Tuesday 23 July 2019 (1-2pm BST), Anna Pertoldi and Jan O’Neill will deliver the latest in our series of webinars for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts spotlighting legal and practical issues relevant to litigating cross-border disputes. This webinar  will focus mainly on the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005 which applies … Read more


Both candidates to be leader of the Conservative Party, and therefore to be UK Prime Minister, have vowed to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement and in particular the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Meanwhile in Brussels, the EU-27 (meeting in Euro summit format) has just reiterated, again, that “the Withdrawal Agreement is not open for renegotiation”. In … Read more

AVMS Directive: To implement or not to implement? That is the question

The post below was first published on our Digital TMT and Sourcing blog There is no doubt that the likelihood of a “no-deal” Brexit continues to grow. Against this backdrop, the UK Government has issued a Consultation Document setting out its proposed approach to implementing legislative amendments to the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“AVMSD“) … Read more

Webinar available – Brexit after the European Parliament elections

In today’s webinar, Tom Henderson, Senior Associate and member of our core Brexit team, was joined by Oliver Lewis, Director at Hanbury Strategy, to reflect on the outcome of the European Parliament elections in the UK and the Prime Minister’s announcement last week that she will resign as a party leader and Prime Minister. As one of … Read more