Canary Wharf v EMA lease battle shouldn’t go to Europe, Canary Wharf says

A closely-watched property lawsuit about the consequences of the UK’s planned departure from the European Union shouldn’t be referred to the European Court of Justice, lawyers for Canary Wharf said today. The High Court is being asked to decide whether Brexit triggers the rarely used legal doctrine of “frustration” in the case of the European Medicines Agency and its £13m-a-year lease of premises at Canary Wharf. The lease runs until 2039 with no break clause. If judge Mr Justice Marcus Smith decides that Brexit is a “frustrating event”, it would mean that the EMA could walk free of
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