‘Brexit: UK assesses implications after failing to accede to Lugano Convention’

“In late June, the European Commission formally blocked the UK’s accession to the Lugano Convention via a communication to the Swiss Federal Council, in its role as Depositary of the Convention. The Lugano Convention would have offered a similar framework to the Brussels Regulation (recast), which ceased to apply in the UK post-Brexit. Both ensure that parties’ contractual choice of jurisdiction is enforced and that judgments from member states’ courts are enforceable across the EU …” (more)

[Lucy Trevelyan, International Bar Association, 8 November]

First posted 2021-11-10 13:00:58

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