Topic: Brexit

Dublin’s post-Brexit craic

Ania Farren, partner in Fieldfisher's international arbitration team in the UK, and Killian O'Reilly, head of arbitration in Dublin, discuss the impact of Brexit and the growth of arbitration in the Irish market.

10 January 2024

The UK and ISDS in the CPTPP

Following the UK’s decision to accede to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, Stuart Dutson and Jonathan Schuman of Simmons & Simmons in London examine what it may mean for the country’s post-Brexit approach to investor-state dispute settlement.

27 September 2023

Dutch court refuses to terminate intra-EU BIT claim

A judge in Amsterdam has refused to order a Dutch investor to terminate an intra-EU bilateral investment treaty arbitration against Poland on the basis of the Achmea ruling.

19 October 2022

ECJ dismisses London award in oil spill saga

Following what is thought to be the last reference from an English court pre-Brexit, the European Court of Justice has ordered that an €855 million Spanish court judgment over an oil spill in the Atlantic must be enforced in England and denied the jurisdiction of a sole arbitrator who issued “irreconcilable” rulings years earlier.

24 June 2022

After Brexit: the new landscape for English arbitration

While Brexit’s effect on the popularity of England-seated arbitration is still unclear, it poses significant practical difficulties for practitioners seeking to travel to participate in arbitrations in the EU. Stuart Dutson, Jonathan Schuman, William Dunning and Eliza Jones of Simmons & Simmons in London report.

24 September 2021

What if Brussels says no to Lugano re-accession for the UK?

Recent press reports have suggested that the European Commission is against the UK’s bid to re-accede to the 2007 Lugano Convention. Patrick Robinson and Matthew Weiniger QC of Linklaters consider the potential implications for the UK as an international disputes hub.

27 April 2021

EU begins legal action against UK over Brexit law

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK over its plan to delay the implementation of Brexit legislation on trade in Northern Ireland, beginning a process that could see the dispute referred to arbitration.

15 March 2021

Where does Brexit leave investment protection?

In the wake of the UK-EU trade deal, practitioners say questions remain over the investment protections in the agreement and the fate of the UK’s bilateral investments treaties with EU member states.

14 January 2021

Hausfeld and Van Bael & Bellis hire in London

Two firms well known in the field of antitrust have hired international arbitration partners in London, with Hausfeld welcoming Ned Beale from Trowers & Hamlins and Brussels-based Van Bael & Bellis recruiting Nicholas Lawn from Skadden to capitalise on Brexit-related work.

06 January 2021

Named - the arbitrators who will oversee Brexit

UPDATED. With Brexit taking effect tonight, the panel of 25 arbitrators appointed to hear disputes arising from the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement has been published.

31 December 2020

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