Governing Law/Jurisdiction Working Group

The FMLC established a working group on English governing law and jurisdiction in commercial transactions and litigations. Professor Trevor Hartley of the London School of Economics chairs the working group.

The Secretariat hosted the inaugural meeting of the working group on 20 September 2016. The working group resolved to prepare a draft paper identifying:

  1. the certainties and benefits the U.K. currently enjoys under the Brussels I and Rome I Regulations;
  2. the uncertainties that would arise if the Brussels I Regulation, in particular, stopped applying to the U.K.; and
  3. the solutions that could be pursued or adopted to address the uncertainties.