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A Very European Mess: The Legal Complexity of Brexit

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  • A Very European Mess: The Legal Complexity of Brexit
  • Rutgers Law School, Room E403 Faculty Lounge
  • Camden

A Very European Mess: The Legal Complexity of Brexit

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. │ Room E403 Faculty Lounge │ Lunch will be served

Rutgers Law School 217 North Fifth Street │ Camden, NJ 08102

Speaker:

Professor Matthias Lehmann

Professor and Director of the Institute for International Private and Comparative Law

University of Bonn, Germany

While the US has managed to renegotiate its trading relationship with Canada and Mexico, the UK and the EU are struggling to define their future relationship post-Brexit. From an outside perspective, both sides appear to be irrational. But there are constraints that explain their behavior, many of which are legal in nature. Dr. Lehmann’s talk will highlight some of these constraints – such as the “guillotine clause” of Art 50 of the Treaty on European Union, the difference between a Free Trade Agreement and an Internal Market, and the indivisibility of the four freedoms – and show why they complicate Britain’s departure from the EU.

Please RSVP by November 9th to Carol Shaner carol.shaner@law.rutgers.edu