Law Society of England and Wales and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) will host a joint panel discussion assessing the implications for arbitration of Brexit, the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and the UK’s departure from the Lugano Convention. This online event will take place on 17 June 2021 at 9.30am UK time.

The panel will address the following questions:

  • What are the direct impact of the TCA on legal services in general, and arbitration and ADR in particular?
  • What are the prospects for the UK’s re-accession to Lugano (and does it matter)?
  • Could arbitration have a greater role to play in the event that the UK cannot re-join Lugano?
  • Is the ability of arbitrators, mediators and other participants in dispute proceedings to move easily between the UK and EU hampered by Brexit and the TCA?

The panel of speakers include:

  • Philippa Charles, FCIArb, Partner, Head of International Arbitration at Stewarts Law
  • Stuart Dutson, MCIArb, Partner, International Head of Arbitration at Simmons & Simmons
  • Lewis Johnston, MCIArb, Assistant Director of Policy and External Affairs, CIArb
  • Eric White, Consultant, International Trade Lawyer, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Jonathan Wood, FCIArb, Head of International Arbitration, RPC; Chair, CIArb Board of Trustees

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