Brexit and the choice of law and jurisdiction clauses


Thomson ReutersWith Brexit fast approaching and coming in to full effect, Thomson Reuters legal would kindly like to invite you to our upcoming Webinar: Brexit and the choice of law and jurisdiction clauses: views from Germany, Ireland and Italy. Taking place on 18 October 2017, 13:00pm (GMT)

The panel will discuss:

  • Has there been any change in the parties’ approach to governing law and jurisdiction clauses in cross-border transactions since the UK notified its withdrawal from the EU under Article 50?
  • Does the parties’ approach to these clauses depend on the type of agreements or transactions?
  • Has the current scenario favoured the rise of any particular jurisdiction within or outside the EU, or of arbitration as an alternative dispute mechanism?

This webinar is for:

  • In-house lawyers & corporations within the EU
  • Law firms in the EU

About the panel 

Chaired by: Joanna Morris, Director, Commissioning Content

Joanna is Director of Commissioning and is also responsible for Practical Law’s Brexit page. She qualified into the corporate department of Clifford Chance in 1995. She then moved to Manchester and joined Cobbett’s corporate/commercial department. She subsequently became a commercial solicitor at The Co-operative Bank p.l.c. Joanna joined Practical Law in 2000 and was editor of PLC Magazine until she was appointed Head of Commissioning in 2013.

Chaired by: Laura Marianello, International Know How Editor

Laura Marianello joined Practical Law in February 2016 as an International Know How Editor. She is an English and Italian qualified lawyer. She trained as a barrister in Italy and qualified in October 2001. While in private practice, she advised Italian and foreign investment funds, listed and private companies on domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate and commercial matters. In November 2004, she moved in-house and joined Birra Peroni as General Counsel. In this role, she established, organised and managed the group Legal Affairs Department, including managing the group’s acquisition by SABMiller plc. In March 2008, she qualified as solicitor in England and Wales after completing her QLTT. In her last role, as an Executive Director in the Legal Department of Morgan Stanley, she advised the real estate investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley on a diverse range of complex UK, cross-border and international projects, transactions and day-to-day issues. Laura holds a law degree (cum laude) from LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome and an LLM from King’s College London. She if fluent in Italian, English and French.

Cecilia Carrara, Partner, Legance

Cecilia has a significant experience in the field of national and international, commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc, acting both as counsel and as arbitrator, and is further active more generally in the field of international commercial litigation. She also focuses on mergers & acquisitions, extraordinary corporate transactions and commercial contracts. She is responsible of the Legance German desk, with a specific focus on German speaking countries and on East Europe. Cecilia is also a member for Italy of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, of the ICC Commission and of the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings. 

Dr Christoph Wolf. LL.M. PartnerChristoph has worked on numerous public takeovers, initial public offerings (IPOs), capital increases and other corporate and capital markets transactions of listed and private companies. He advises issuers, banks and other market participants on capital markets and corporate law issues with a focus on transactional work. His main practice focus is on Capital Markets, Takeovers and Corporate Law. Christoph was admitted to the Frankfurt bar in 1998 and joined Baker & McKenzie’s capital markets/corporate practice group in 2011. After having worked in private practice from 1998 to 2000, he joined Morgan Stanley Bank AG as legal counsel to the investment banking and capital markets divisions. He was Head of Legal for Germany and Austria at Morgan Stanley until summer 2011. He graduated from the University of Heidelberg in 1993 and passed his 2nd state examination in Berlin in 1998. He holds a Maîtrise en Droit from the University of Montpellier (1990) as well as an LL.M. degree from the London School of Economics (1991) and a doctoral degree in law from Humboldt University, Berlin (1998).

John Cronin, Partner

John has many years’ experience in banking and corporate matters on a very broad range of transactions and projects. He provides legal and strategic advice to many corporate and financial institutions and State agencies.  He is partner at McCann FitzGerald, charged with leading the firm’s global relationships with international law firms and is head of our Brexit Group. John was the firm’s Chairman from May 2008 to April 2015. He trained and qualified with McCann FitzGeraldl. After a stint with a UK magic circle firm, he became a partner in the firm’s Finance Group in 1991 and, from 1991 until August 2002, he led their London office. John is a non-executive director of Kingspan Group PLC and is the current Vice-President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.

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