City Corporation urges support for UK membership of Lugano Convention

In response to reports that the European Commission has decided against supporting the UK's application to join the Lugano Convention - an international legal co-operation agreement - Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness said:

“It is deeply disappointing that the European Commission has decided not to support the UK‘s application to join the Lugano Convention. The UK’s membership would benefit businesses and individuals on both sides of the Channel by reducing the cost of litigation and providing clarity on the enforceability of legal judgements.

“We urge member states to support the UK’s application to join Lugano and avoid fragmentation that would benefit nobody.”

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The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk