Michiel Poesen, ‘Civil and commercial private international law in times of Brexit: Managing the impact, and fostering prospects for a future EU-UK cooperation’

ABSTRACT
The UK’s decision to leave the EU, or ‘Brexit’, carries a variety of consequences. Media coverage mostly focused on Brexit’s impact on the freedom of movement of goods, services, capitals, and persons. Depending on the final political exit agreement between the EU and the UK, it is the case that UK and EU companies may no longer be able to trade within the favourable EU framework, and citizens and workers may no longer be able to move around freely within the EU. However, Brexit will also impact on other areas that are of great importance for businesses and citizens. One of those fields is private international law (PIL). This chapter fleshes out the ramifications of Brexit for EU PIL. Given the vastness of EU PIL, which has been illustrated above, this chapter focuses on the core EU PIL civil and commercial framework.

Poesen, Michiel, Civil and commercial private international law in times of Brexit: Managing the impact, and fostering prospects for a future EU-UK cooperation (November 9, 2021) in Brexit: A Way Forward (Vernon Press, 2019), M Sacco (ed), ISBN: 978-1-62273-439-9.

First posted 2021-11-20 13:00:06

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