Wed, 16 October 2019, 08:30 – 10:30 CEST
Legal Breakfast Series: Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments after Brexit: the Lugano Convention and the 2019 Hague Judgements Convention.
The Law Societies’ Brussels office will hold a breakfast meeting with a panel discussion on Wednesday morning, 16 October at 9:00am, to discuss how UK judgements will be recognised and enforced in the EU27 countries when the Brussels Ia Regulation becomes inapplicable, either immediately, in the case of no-deal, or at the end of the transitional period, in the case of a deal.
The panel discussion will be held under Chatham House rules and will consider:
- the advantages and limitations of basing the recognition and enforcement of judgments on the Lugano Convention- an agreement currently between the EU, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. The Convention operates in parallel with Brussels Ia, however, it cannot be joined by request: a country needs to be invited to join and all parties must unanimously agree to the joining.
- the advantages and limitations of basing the recognition and enforcement of judgments on the 2019 Hague Judgements Convention, which sets out uniform rules on the recognition and enforcement of judgements in cross-border civil and commercial cases.
Welcome: Rita Giannini, Policy Advisor Law Societies’ Brussels Office
Helena Raulus, Head of the Law Societies’ Brussels Office
Christopher Deacon, Partner, Stewarts
Other speakers to be confirmed nearer the time.
The event will take place at The UK Law Societies’ Brussels Office, 5th Floor, 85 Avenue des Nerviens, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium.
Breakfast will be served from 8:30am.
Please register for the event here.
5th Floor, 85 Avenue des Nerviens, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium.
Law Societies’ Brussels Office