Monthly Archives: October 2017

The UK’s relationship with Euratom: What next?

The decision to leave Euratom could, if adequate replacement measures are not put in place in time, have significant negative impacts on a range of sectors, including civil nuclear industry, research and medicine. Together with Global Counsel we have written … Continue reading

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UK government gives assurances to EU citizens in the UK

The rights of EU citizens currently in the UK were the subject of considerable focus last week, in light of concerns as to whether the Home Office will be able to handle applications from the estimated three million EU citizens … Continue reading

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Implications for South African businesses: Brexit and the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Southern African Development Community EPA States

Just over a year ago, the European Union (“EU”) signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (“EU-SADC EPA”) with the Southern African Development Community EPA States: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland (“SADC EPA States”). Pending ratification by all twenty … Continue reading

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Brexit negotiations key resources – new page on our Brexit blog

A new page has been added to this blog: UK/EU Papers The page contains the key resources from the UK and the EU relating to the Brexit negotiations, including speeches, white papers, position papers and policy papers, as well as … Continue reading

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We submitted written evidence to the House of Lords on impact of Brexit on UK competition policy

Herbert Smith Freehills’ have submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Internal Market Sub-Committee in its inquiry into the impact of Brexit on UK competition policy.  In this submission, we focus on the questions posed in the call for … Continue reading

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European Banking Authority (EBA) provides guidance to authorities and institutions on Brexit relocations

  The EBA has published an opinion on Brexit-related issues, in order to ensure the consistent application of EU legislation to UK-based financial services firms who are seeking to establish in the EU27 or to enhance their presence to retain … Continue reading

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Comments on the UK’s Customs and Trade Brexit Policy Papers Published in October 2017

On 10 October 2017, the UK Government published two papers setting out its proposals for the UK’s trade and customs policy post-Brexit: “Customs Bill: legislating for the UK’s future customs, VAT and excise regimes” and “Preparing for our future UK … Continue reading

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What future for public procurement regulation in the UK post-Brexit?

The extent to which the UK Government will eventually be free to modify or even repeal the regulations on public procurement, post-Brexit, will depend largely on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the UK Government, as … Continue reading

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UK Department for International Trade and the UK Treasury release Brexit papers on future UK trade policy

The UK Government’s Department for International Trade has released a policy paper on ‘Preparing for our future UK trade policy’ in which it is seeking views on all aspects of its developing approach to the UK’s future trade policy.  Feedback … Continue reading

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The Brexit negotiations – the view from Brussels on developments in September

The Brexit debate often looks different when viewed from Brussels rather than from London. That Brussels perspective however is important for businesses to keep in mind and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent developments … Continue reading

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