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Will We See a ‘European Spring’ This Year?

By Larry G Johnson

In the December 2016 issue of the Bar Bulletin, I asked, “America, Is It Time for a Divorce?”1 The article referenced the CalExit secessionist movement, but Europe may beat California to a breakup if coming events culminate in a partial or total dissolution of the EU.

If that happens, and depending on the aftermath, such a disintegration could cause serious legal uncertainties for U.S. enterprises engaged in European commerce and for their lawyers. But it could also open the door to new opportunities.

Remember the “Arab Spring” back in 2011, when mobs took to the streets, demanding democracy? That looked so promising, didn’t it? But...

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