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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Keynote Address on Brexit: Professor Carl Baudenbacher

One of the UK government’s ‘red lines’ in the Brexit negotiations is the end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. But what are the alternatives for enforcing the future partnership? This event will hear Professor Carl Baudenbacher, Senior Judge and Former President of the EFTA Court, explore the options for the legal framework guiding the UK's future relationship with the EU post-Brexit and discuss the idea of ‘docking’ to the EFTA Court. Professor of EU law Catherine Barnard will then reflect on the keynote address and its implications for the Brexit negotiation.

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher, a Swiss citizen, has been the Liechtenstein Judge of the EFTA Court since 1995 and was its President for fifteen years. He is a renowned expert in the fields of commercial and economic law, in particular competition law, as well as in the law of international courts. He is also the Director of the Competence Center for European and International Law at the University of St Gallen HSG.

Catherine Barnard is Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge, and senior tutor and fellow of Trinity College. She specialises in EU law and employment law. She has advised the government over the Balance of Competence Review.