London Conference on the Brussels I Recast

Reed Smith LLP will host a conference organized by the Journal of Private International Law on the Brussels I Regulation Recast on February 7th in London.


Chair: Professor Trevor Hartley, LSE

1.30 pm – 2.00 pm: Overview of the revision of the Brussels I Regulation

  • Oliver Parker, Legal Adviser, UK Ministry of Justice

2.00 pm – 2.30pm: Choice of Court Agreements: Reversal of Gasser, etc           

  • Alex Layton QC, 20 Essex Court Chambers, London

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm: The Relationship between Arbitration and Brussels I Revised

  • Dr George Panagopoulos, Reed Smith, Piraeus and London

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm: Question and answer and discussion of the first three talks

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Coffee/Tea Break


Chair: David Warne, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

4.00 pm – 4.30pm: The Abolition of Procedural Exequatur and Retention of Public Policy

  • Professor Paul Beaumont, University of Aberdeen

4.30 pm – 5.00 pm: Conflicts of Jurisdiction with Third States

  • Professor Jonathan Harris, Serle Court; King’s College London

5.00 pm – 5.30 pm: Extension of Jurisdiction to Third State Defendants and other changes to Brussels I

  • Dr Karen Vandekerckhove, European Union Commission

5.30 pm – 6.00 pm: Question and answer and discussion of the last three talks

6.00 pm: Drinks Reception

Registration:  The event is free but has a limited number of places and therefore you need to register in advance to guarantee a place on a first come first served basis. Please email to register, including the event title “The Brussels I Regulation Recast” in the subject line of the email. Update: the limit has been reached, any new registrant will be put on the waiting list.

Location: Reed Smith LLP, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS