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It is yet unclear how Brexit will definitively pan out, but the fact that it will have consequences which will affect international trade relations is indisputable. Say, for example, you supply goods or services to the UK, or are about to enter into a partnership with a foreign company. In international trade, parties often agree to have their contracts governed by English law, and to submit disputes to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England, regardless of whether either party is based in the UK. Brexit may have consequences for disputes regarding agreements in such contracts, as well as the arbitration of those disputes.

Joanne Says, of Ashfords LLP, wrote an article on the topic together with Cyriel Heuts, a paralegal at Boels Zanders. The article was published in the February issue of the Advoc Gazette, and can be read here. If you have any questions after reading it, or if you would like more information, please contact Cyriel Heuts. He is more than happy to be of service.