The prospect of Brexit has stirred up the European market for international litigation. In the hope of luring large-volume disputes from London to the European continent, a number of countries, including Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands have taken measures to make their courts more attractive for the settlement of international disputes. The presentation analyses whether these measures are likely to yield success. In addition, it examines whether the EU should step in and complement the initiatives of the Member States, for example, through the establishment of a European Commercial Court.

Professor Rühl's full paper can be read here.


A sandwich lunch will be available from 12.30. The meeting will begin at 1pm.