Brexit—arbitration law and practice in England and Wales
Brexit—arbitration law and practice in England and Wales

The following Arbitration guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Brexit—arbitration law and practice in England and Wales
  • Where can I find general information and guidance on Brexit?
  • Brexit—what are the key areas of focus for arbitration practitioners?
  • Brexit—impact on English arbitration law
  • Brexit—impact on the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards
  • Brexit—choosing English law to resolve substantive disputes and to govern arbitration agreements
  • Brexit—drafting jurisdiction agreements
  • Brexit—impact on London as a seat of arbitration
  • Brexit—VAT on supply of services
  • Brexit—international transfers of personal data under the GDPR
  • more

This Practice Note considers the anticipated actual and potential legal and practical consequences of the UK leaving the EU (Brexit) for arbitration law and practice in England and Wales (England and English are used as a convenient shorthand).

As considered in greater detail below, in summary the legal and practical impact of Brexit on arbitration law and practice in England is likely to be minimal with few, if any, adverse consequences for practitioners and London as a/the leading seat of international arbitration globally.

While the precise nature and terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU have yet to be determined and/or agreed, and much uncertainty remains, the legal impact on English arbitration law in its broadest sense will vary little depending on the ultimate outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the EU, including in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Nevertheless, as discussed below, the short-, medium- and long-term impact of Brexit (with or without a deal) on the arbitration market in London and England cannot be separated completely from the overall impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Where can I find general information and guidance on Brexit?

This Practice Note considers the impact of Brexit on arbitration law and practice in England only. For an introduction to the background to the UK’s decision to