Article published – Exclusive English jurisdiction agreements agreed before no-deal Brexit may not come within Hague Choice of Court Convention

As we have previously reported, guidance recently issued by the European Commission suggests exclusive English jurisdiction agreements entered into between October 2015 and exit day may not, in the case of a no-deal Brexit, come within the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005. Anna Pertoldi has published a post on Practical Law’s Dispute … Read more

EU guidance on no deal Brexit suggests increased risk Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements won’t apply to exclusive English jurisdiction clauses agreed pre-Brexit

As we have previously noted, there is some uncertainty over whether, following a no deal Brexit, EU27 countries will apply the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements where an exclusive English jurisdiction clause was agreed before exit day. This is sometimes referred to as the change of status risk, and it arises because … Read more

UK suspends accession to Hague Choice of Court Convention

On Friday last week (29 March 2019), the depositary for the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements issued a notice communicating that the UK’s accession to the Convention is suspended until 13 April or 23 May 2019, depending on the date of the UK’s exit from the EU, following a declaration to that … Read more

New decision tree on enforcement of English judgments in the EU27 post-Brexit

Amidst the ongoing uncertainties in relation to both the nature and timing of Brexit, we have published a new decision tree on enforcement of English judgments in the EU27 post-Brexit. It is intended to act as a quick reference guide to help determine which rules will apply to enforcement of a judgment post-Brexit – whether … Read more

Upcoming webinar – Cross Border Litigation Update

On Wednesday 27 February 2019 (1.00 – 2.00pm GMT), Anna Pertoldi and Gary Milner-Moore 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 examine a range of recent developments affecting cross-border litigation, including: The latest on Brexit’s likely impact on … Read more

Draft Civil Procedure Rule changes in the event of a no deal Brexit

The government has published a draft statutory instrument, the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which makes amendments to the CPR that are consequential on the various other civil justice measures that are to be implemented in the event of a no deal Brexit. These include, most importantly, the disapplication of the … Read more

Article published – No-deal Brexit and disputes: what do parties need to know?

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March, what impact will that have on court proceedings? Different questions arise depending on the stage reached in the disputes process. Anna Pertoldi has published a post on Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution blog which considers what a no-deal Brexit would mean for disputes and what … Read more