Posted October 17th 2018

Professor Dr Horst Eidenmüller’s call for Brexit mediators published in Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, one of Germany’s most widely-read newspapers, has published an article by St Hugh’s Fellow and Freshfields Professor of Commerical Law Professor Dr Horst Eidenmüller.

In the article, Professor Eidenmüller proposes using professional mediators in the ongoing negotiations on Britain’s exit from the European Union.

He writes that, at present, “The Brexit negotiations are a lesson in counterproductive, escalating tactics. The parties do not speak constructively with each other… Instead of flexibility and creativity, red lines … and threats are the order of the day.”

While mediation is “not a panacea,” the current negotiations have failed to explore “creative, flexible solutions.”