Lugano Comvention 2007

The UK has taken steps to accede to the Lugano Convention 2007, as maintaining the status quo under the Brussels Recast Regulation 1215/2012 will no longer be an option once the transition period expires.

By Oliver Browne, Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, and Tom Watret

The UK has recently requested to join the Lugano Convention 2007, which is the UK’s preferred regime for governing questions of jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments with EU countries post-Brexit. These rules will be critically important for all parties when they consider which jurisdiction clauses to include in their contracts.

This blog post explains what the Lugano Convention is, provides an update on recent developments in the accession process, and highlights some important differences between the Lugano Convention and the current regime.