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Brexit, Law and Jurisdiction: Where will we be after transition?

True Brexit is nearly upon us, with the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. What will this mean for the law and jurisdiction clauses in international contracts entered into after that date?

In most cases, no fundamental change will be required, but the UK’s accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements may make exclusive jurisdiction provisions more attractive for some parties.

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13 October 2020

Brexit, Law and Jurisdiction: Where will we be after transition?

True Brexit is nearly upon us, with the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. What will this mean for the law and jurisdiction clauses in international contracts entered into after that date?

In most cases, no fundamental change will be required, but the UK’s accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements may make exclusive jurisdiction provisions more attractive for some parties.

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