BIICL Announces Brexit-related Events for Next Month


The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has announced it has organized a series of events that will take place throughout May 2017 which aim to debate and explore the consequences of the UK leaving the European Union. Particular focus is to be given to the issues of trade, business and law, and how Brexit will impact upon these areas.

The three upcoming events are listed below:

Doing Business in a Post-Brexit Europe: What of the Single Market?

Date & Time: 3rd May 2017, 16:00-18:00 (Registration open from 15:30)
Followed by a reception

Venue: Jones Day, Rue de la Régence 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Admission Cost: Free but attendees must register beforehand

This event intends to address the UK’s relationship to the single market, post-Brexit. Some of the questions it hopes to answer include:

  • Can the Single Market continue to function without the UK and vice-versa?
  • Is it possible to implement temporary mobility solutions until withdrawal negotiations are completed?
  • Implications for free movement of workers, or more generally, of non-labour mobile EU migrants?
  • Can goods, services and capital be freely exchanged in a deeply integrated market without free movement of workers?

Panelists: Alexander De Croo, Vicky Ford, Laura Ahto and Hendrik Bourgeois.

Moderator: Daniela Vincenti

To read more about this event and to book a space, click below:

Click the following link to read the official flyer:

Cross-border Insolvencies post Brexit

Date & Time: 23rd May 2017, 16:30-19:00 (Registration open from 16:00) Followed by a drinks reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5J

Admission Cost: Rates vary, see links below for further details

A variety of guest speakers will discuss how insolvency and restructuring will be affected by Brexit, and how to best preserve the UK’s status as an attractive jurisdiction for businesses. The topics focused upon will include: Forum and law shopping post Brexit; Cross-frontier recognition; Enforcement and judicial assistance for foreign insolvency proceedings; The recognition of the scheme of arrangement in the post-Brexit era; and: Brexit or not – Europe is going all Chapter 11, What does this mean for European restructuring?

Speakers: Gabriel Moss QC, Professor Christoph G. Paulus, Howard Morris and Professor Federico Mucciarelli.

To learn more and book a space, click below:

Click the following link to read the official flyer for the event:

Brexit, China and Other New Challenges to International Trade Law

Date & Time: 31st May 2017, 09:00-7:00 (Registration from 08:30)

Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG

Admission Cost: Admission fees vary, see links below

A series of panels where guest speakers will debate the current, most relevant problems of international trade law, including the impact of Brexit on UK-EU trade relations, China’s role in the global trade system as well as the new trends in international trade treaty making.

Confirmed Speakers (more to be added): Dr Paul Irwin Crookes, Prof Ming Du, Prof Mary Footer, Dr Markus Gehring, Prof Michael Hahn, Lode van den Hende, Prof Francis Jacobs, Prof Qingjiang Kong, Prof Yarik Kryvoi, Prof Andrew Lang, Prof Rosa Lastra and Edwin Vermulst.

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