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Centre of European Law
The Dickson Poon School of Law
Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean?
Brexit Seminar Series 2016/17
The result of the UK referendum on membership of the European Union had immediate repercussions across the UK, the EU and internationally. As the dust begins to settle, attention is now naturally drawn to the detail. What are the options for the new legal settlement between the UK and the EU? What will be the impact on the many specific areas of law which currently comprise the legal status quo in the UK? What role will international law play in the context of Brexit? There are many unanswered questions and a lot to discuss.
The Centre of European Law has assembled an outstanding array of expertise from King’s College London to conduct a series of seminars over the next academic year covering twelve different areas of law on which Brexit is likely to have an impact. Coordinated by Professor Andrea Biondi, Director of the Centre of European Law and Maria Kendrick, Research Fellow at the Centre of European Law, the series will feature twelve separate seminars with a final round up seminar to consider the wider constitutional issues. Each individual seminar will be led by the Chair(s) who will be joined on the panel by a line-up of distinguished speakers who are specialists in each specific area.
Schedule of Seminar Events 
4 October 2016          
Life in the EEA, dispelling the myths and discussing the facts. Is the EEA as or more closely linked to the EU than is widely thought? Carsten Zatschler will be Chairing this interesting seminar and will be joined on the panel by Dóra Sif Tynes and Dr Eirik Bjorge.
About the Panel:
Chair: Carsten Zatschler
Carsten is Legal and Executive Director at the EFTA Surveillance Authority. He specialises in EU law and has acted as a litigator in both national and EU courts. Between 2004 and 2013, he served in the cabinets of three successive British Judges at the CJEU, first as Legal Secretary, then as Head of Cabinet. As well as a wealth of knowledge on how EEA law is enforced, he has written extensively on European Law and is co-author of a forthcoming publication on the fundamental principles of EEA law.
Speaker: Dóra Sif Tynes
Formerly Head of Legal Services at the EFTA Secretariat, Dora is currently a District Attorney and Partner at Advel in Iceland. She is an expert in the fields of both EU and EEA Law, and has significant experience within the EFTA institutions in Brussels. She has regularly served as a consultant to the Icelandic authorities in matters of EU/EEA law and is an experienced litigator in the EFTA Court. Dora is a regular lecturer at Reykjavik University in EU Law. She has also been a member of the Icelandic board of the Nordic Legal Conference (Nordisk juristmøte) from 2011.
Speaker: Dr Eirik Bjorge
Eirik is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Bristol University having previously been the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. In 2015 Eirik won the Gold Medal of the King of Norway for his book, The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties (OUP 2014). He has also edited a volume: M Andenas & E Bjorge (eds), A Farewell to Fragmentation: Reassertion and Convergence in International Law (CUP 2015). He has advised States, private entities and individuals on matters of public international law, human rights law, and constitutional law. 

This seminar will be followed on 13 October 2016 with the Centre of European Law’s Annual Lecture delivered by the President of the EFTA Court, Professor Carl Baudenbacher, entitled “After Brexit: is the EEA an option for the UK?” 
18 October 2016         
Professor Matthias Oesch of the University of Zurich introduces the Swiss Model. As a somewhat unique arrangement between a sovereign state and the EU, the seminar will consider whether the Swiss Model is an appropriate blue print for the UK after Brexit.

Professor Matthias Oesch is a Professor in EU Law at Zurich University specialising in the relationship between the EU and Switzerland. He has published extensively on this and related subjects in both German and English. His notable publications include ‘International Trade Regulation: Law and Policy in the WTO, the European Union and Switzerland’ which is a book that deals in an integrated manner with global law, European and Swiss law relevant under the WTO.
1 November 2016       World Trade Organisation with Dr Frederico Ortino in the Chair
15 November 2016     State Aid with Professor Andrea Biondi in the Chair
29 November 2016     Public Procurement with Michael Bowsher QC in the Chair
13 December 2016     Arbitration with Professor Renato Nazzini in the Chair
10 January 2017         Environmental Law with Chair Robert McCracken QC and Dr Eloise Scotford
26 January 2017         PIL with Professor Jonathan Harris QC in the Chair
9 February 2017         Tax with Co-Chairs Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho and Professor Jonathan Schwarz
14 February 2017       Citizenship with Professor Eleanor Spaventa in the Chair
7 March 2017             Company Law with Dr Michael Schillig in the Chair
21 March 2017           Banking Law with Professor Takis Tridimas in the Chair
4 April 2017                Round-up seminar, Chair TBC
Each seminar is planned to commence at 6:30pm and will be held in rooms in or around the King’s College London Strand campus in central London. The seminars will be followed by a drinks reception.
You will be notified of the room once you have registered.  
There is a small charge of £20 per event (£10 for full-time students)
All seminars are accredited for CPD points by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority
If you have any enquiries please contact Christine Copping – cel@kcl.ac.uk
Visit our website http://www.kcl.ac.uk  where you can register for our mailing list


Ongoing: Competition Law evening events in London 
Competition Law Association

Yearbook of European Law, Oxford University Press Now available online with a selection of freely available articles 
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  • Discounts and priority booking for all of our events
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  • Opportunities to study and discuss European Union Law with leading academics and practitioners