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BREXIT: Climb every mountain

04 August 2017  

In part one of a two-part consideration, Tom Snelling and Lauma Skruzmane survey the perilous path of Brexit

Now that the Brexit negotiations have finally begun and the principal negotiators have exchanged mountaineering-themed gifts, the steepness of the climb ahead is dauntingly apparent. The best path to tread will not always be clear. In fact, for both sides, the negotiations will be labyrinthine. As the initial discussions have already demonstrated, media and public scrutiny of the negotiators’ progress is unrelenting (with some quick to look for evidence of concession and the whiff of a U-turn). Securing agreement on even (comparatively) straightforward issues will be challenging, but more so when complex legal points are engaged. Against this backdrop, a successful resolution to questions about the future framework for jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments will be far from easy; however, securing such a resolution is vital to safeguard individuals’ rights and the success of any UK-EU trading relations post-Brexit.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Diageo Brands BV v Simiramida-04 EOOD [2015] EUECJ C 681/13

    Gambazzi v DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc & anor [2009] EUECJ C-394/07