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14 December 2016


5 PM – 7 PM


Bennett Jones | 3400 One First Canadian Place, Toronto, M5X 1A4


Prof. Paul Daly, University of Cambridge

Matthew Kronby, Bennett Jones

Prof. Mel Cappe, University of Toronto

CPD Hours:

2 Substantive Hours for LSUC (and Barreau du Québec equivalency)

Early Bird Discount:

$50 off when registering before 4 December 2016 | Coupon Code: BREXIT50


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On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum to decide whether it should leave or remain in the European Union. While the “leave” camp won by 52% to 48%, the impact of this result in the UK and globally remains uncertain, particularly in light of a recent decision of the High Court finding that the government cannot begin the process of withdrawing from the European Union without the approval of Parliament.

The Philippe Kirsch Institute Cross Border Brexit Seminar wades into this discussion by exploring the current legal landscape in the UK and its implications on Canadian interests. Particular focus will be placed on legal dimensions of Brexit that may be of interest to Canadian lawyers (including business lawyers, trade lawyers and litigators). 

Topics to be covered include:

  • An overview of ongoing Article 50 litigation in the UK;
  • Constitutional debates relating to the role of the courts in policing political processes and the impact of Brexit on individual rights;
  • The implications of Brexit from an international investment and trade law perspective;
  • The impact of Brexit on Canada from a public policy perspective, including discussions relating to the UK’s ability to negotiate Brexit and the implications for Canada’s trade agreements in the EU.

The topics will be presented by leading experts in academia and the legal profession, followed by a facilitated discussion between panelists and the audience.