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Seminar: What will Brexit bring for international private clients?

27 February 2019

On 2nd April 2019 the UK Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office and STEP will be holding a half-day seminar at the Brussels offices of Loyens & Loeff on the possible  impact of brexit on international private clients. Panellists and guest speakers will include prominent practitioners from the UK, Brussels and other EU jurisdictions. The seminar will last from 1pm to 6pm and a light lunch will be provided.   

Panel Discussion - Ensuring Privacy and Security in Europe: What are the challenges in an internet age? 26 February 2019

14 February 2019

The UK Law Societies joint Brussels office and the Centre for European Policy Studies present a panel discussion on the regulatory framework for the lawful processing of data by security and intelligence agencies. The discussion will encompass key questions on how our data is stored and accessed by state agencies, how widely data can and should be used as well as discussing the  surrounding legal and ethical issues. 

Save the date: The NHS and Brexit: Implications for health law and policy in Northern Ireland

28 January 2019

This event, held as part of the ESRC “UK in a changing Europe” project “Health law outside the EU: Immediate, Intermediate and Long-term Impacts” will examine the state of play in relation to the impact of Brexit on the law and regulation of the NHS and health care delivery post Brexit.  

Save the date: Kazakhstan in Focus: the new Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Court and International Arbitration Centre (IAC)

28 January 2019

On 4 March 2019, from 14:00 – 16:30 in London, the Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the AIFC Court and International Arbitration Centre is hosting an afternoon seminar with Lord Woolf, Chief Justice of AIFC Court and Barbara Dohmann QC, Chairman, International Arbitration Centre on 4 March 2019.

New Year Reception – 29 January 2019

28 January 2019

On 29 January The Brussels Office is holding its New Year Reception jointly organised with Office Partners (German Bar Association, Bars of Belgium & Luxembourg, Czech Bar and Austrian Bar). The reception will be followed by a Dinner with the Office Holders of each Organisation. At this occasion, Office Holders from LSEW, LSNI and LSS are coming who are Simon Davis (Vice-President of LSEW) and Paul Tennant (CEO); Alison Atack (President of LSS) and Suzanne Rice (President of LSNI). ...

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Implementing Brexit: A Rule of Law Perspective, 5 December

19 November 2018

To mark Human Rights Week, our office, Bingham Centre for Rule of Law and Flinn Law held an event to discuss EU citizens in the UK, data privacy and the protection of personal data and dispute resolution after Brexit from the perspective of the Rule of Law. Our panellists discussed the Rule of Law implications of the proposed Withdrawal Agreement.

Indirect discrimination in access to justice, 20 November

17 October 2018

EWLA and the UK Law Societies Brussels Office held a conference on developing legal tools to assess and challenge member state action where women face indirect discrimination on access to justice within the remit of EU competence. For example, cuts in legal aid system, shortening the opening hours for courts or compulsory mediation may have a greater impact on women than on men when women are seeking access to justice.  The core questions included: What ...

Lobbying and ethics, 7 November

9 October 2018

The UK Law Societies Brussels Office and Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) held an event on ethics and lobbying in Brussels on 7 November at 5:30 pm.

Cross border professional services in the digital age: Why domestic regulation matters

27 September 2018

Law Societies and UK and Argentinian Missions to the WTO will hold a workshop as part of the WTO Public Forum. The event will take place on 4 October at 8:30 am in the WTO building (Room S2) in Geneva.

Data Protection and Brexit: The Winds of Change

4 September 2018

The UK Law Societies’ Brussels Office and the European Policy Centre held a breakfast meeting on 25 September 2018 concerning data protection and Brexit.

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