Canary Wharf wins Brexit lawsuit: EMA’s lease not frustrated

Canary Wharf Group has won a closely watched lawsuit it brought against the European Medicines Agency over the consequences of Brexit. Ruling today (20 February), Mr Justice Marcus Smith said that Brexit is “not a frustrating event” and that the EMA remains obliged to perform its obligations under the lease. He said: “I conclude that the lease will not be frustrated on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. This is neither a case of frustration by supervening illegality nor one of frustration of common purpose. “The lease will not be discharged by frustration on the