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Brexit and External Relations

The departure of the UK from the EU raises many political and legal questions. This conference will focus on the external dimension of Brexit. It will provide participants an overview of the institutional aspects to be considered during negotiations, as well as the prospects for future relations between the UK and the EU in terms of trade and other external policies.

Key topics

  • External dimension of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and its institutional aspects;
  • Legal consequences of Brexit for international agreements concluded by the EU and its Member States;
  • Future trade relations between the UK and the EU;
  • Transitional arrangements;
  • Relations between the UK as a third country and the EU.

Who should attend?

EU officials, national civil servants, academics, lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel, NGOs, members of the judiciary.


View the full conference programme online here.



Steven Blockmans, Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam; Head of the 'EU Foreign Policy' and 'Politics and Institutions' Units, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels

Steven has worked on numerous technical assistance projects in wider Europe and Asia. His expertise lies at the crossroads of international and EU law and governance, including the impact of Brexit on the EU's international agreements.

Adam Łazowski, Professor of European Law, University of Westminster, London

Adam studied and then lectured at the University of Warsaw. His research interests include the law of the European Union as well as public international law, including the external dimension of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers, London

Aidan is a specialist in European law and public law, including the impact of Brexit on the adjudication of disputes under international investment agreements (IIAs) – particularly the bilateral investment treaties (BITs) that have been concluded by the UK. He is a highly experienced pleader before the UK Supreme Court and has also led cases before the Court of Justice of the EU.

Ramses A. Wessel, Professor of International and European Law and Governance, Centre for European Studies, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Ramses is a well-known specialist in international and European law and governance. His research focuses on global governance, international organisations, foreign, security and defence policy, the vertical relations between legal orders (global-EU-domestic) and the external dimension of withdrawal from the EU.

Click here for details on how to get to the Management Centre Europe, Brussels.

CPD: ERA’s programmes meet the standard requirements for recognition as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This event corresponds to 6 CPD hours.

How to attend

To book your place, please click here

Registration before 19th February 2018: €261.00

Registration after 19th February: €290.00 

For more details and any questions you might have please contact Karolina Rokicka, Head of Section, at, or Laura König, Assistant, at


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