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Brexit Update: The UK’s Interesting COCA Accession

Posted on January 4, 2019

The United Kingdom deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements yesterday. The UK is currently bound by the Convention, because the European Union approved the Convention in 2015. Under the terms of that approval, the Convention bound all EU states except Denmark. But with Brexit on the horizon, the new accession is not a surprise.

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Event Announcement: “The Future of International Commercial Litigation Post-Brexit”

Posted on January 19, 2017

The Center of European Law at King’s College London will be holding the eight seminar in its Brexit series, titled The Future of International Commercial Litigation Post-Brexit. Here are the details for this interesting event. What The Future of International Commercial Litigation Post-Brexit Who The chair of the seminar is Professor Jonathan Harris, QC, of Serle Court Chambers and King’s College London. The speakers are Sir Richard Aikens of Brick Court Chambers and King’s College London, Alexander Layton, QC of 20 Essex Street Chambers and King’s College London, and Dr. Manuel Penadés Fons of King’s College London. When January 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Where The Dickson Poon School of Law, Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London RSVP You can…

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An American View On Brexit

Posted on July 4, 2016

The most surprising thing about the Brexit vote, to me, was that there was a Brexit vote—that the question was put to a nationwide referendum. Many US states made provisions in their constitutions for referenda and initiative petitions in their constitutions during the Progressive Era. Even my own state, Massachusetts, did it—the only New England state other than Maine to do so. This year’s crop includes an initiative petition to prevent cruelty to farm animals, one to increase the tax on incomes over $1 million, and one to legalize possession of marijuana under Massachusetts law. Not exactly Brexit-level questions.

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