Tracker—Lugano Convention 2007

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Tracker—Lugano Convention 2007
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  • Accession of the UK to the Lugano Convention 2007

Tracker—Lugano Convention 2007

This Tracker is for use when determining whether a country is a signatory to the Lugano Convention 2007 and whether it has come into force for that country. The EU has rejected the UK’s application to accede to the convention in its own right.

For detailed guidance on the extent to which the Lugano Convention 2007 will, following IP completion day (ie 31 December 2020, at 11 pm) and notwithstanding the EU rejecting the UK’s application to accede, nevertheless continue to be applied by the courts of England and Wales, as well as by the courts of the remaining contracting states to the convention in respect of proceedings with a UK element, see the following Practice Notes:

  1. Brexit post implementation period—considerations for dispute resolution practitioners—Jurisdiction

  2. Lugano Convention 2007—application to the UK post IP completion day (jurisdiction)

  3. Lugano Convention 2007—application to third states


This Tracker using a number of definitions and abbreviations as follows:

  1. Depositary—the Swiss Federal Council acts as Depositary of the Lugano Convention 2007 (see Article 69(2) of the Lugano Convention 2007)

  2. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018—EU(W)A 2018

  3. European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020—EU(WA)A 2020

  4. exit day—is defined in EU(W)A 2018, s 20, as 31 January 2020 at 11 pm

  5. implementation period—is defined in EU(WA)A 2020, s 1 as the ‘transition or implementation period provided for by Part 4 of the withdrawal agreement

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