JuristenZeitung, Issue 2 (2017): Two More Articles on the Effects of Brexit
The current issue of the JuristenZeitung features two articles dealing with the effects of Brexit on private and economic law, including private international law.
The first article, authored by Matthias Lehmann, University of Bonn, and Dirk Zetzsche, University of Liechtenstein, discusses the various options to bring about Brexit and analyses their consequences for the law of contractual and non-contractual obligations (including choice of law), corporate law, insolvency law and procedural law (Die Auswirkungen des Brexit auf das Zivil- und Wirtschaftsrecht, pp. 62-71).
The second article, authored by myself, sheds light on the effects Brexit will have on London as a place for settling international legal disputes (Die Wahl englischen Rechts und englischer Gerichte nach dem Brexit. Zur Zukunft des Justizstandorts England, pp. 72-82). It shows that Brexit creates substantial uncertainty (1) as regards the enforcement of English choice of law and English choice of forum clauses and (2) as regards the recognition and enforcement of English judgments abroad. Unless the UK and the EU agree on the continued application of the Rome I Regulation, the Rome II Regulation and the (recast) Brussels I Regulation (or enter into a new treaty designed to enhance judicial cooperation in civil matters), Brexit will, therefore, make it less attractive to settle international disputes in London.