UK-EU negotiations

UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES POSTION PAPERS AHEAD OF JULY NEGOTIATION

Three papers have been released by the UK Government, outlining how the UK will negotiate on the following issues:   •Ongoing Union judicial and administrative proceedings •Nuclear materials and safeguards issues •Privileges and immunities   The Government also released a … Continue reading

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(GREAT) REPEAL BILL RELEASED

Today the UK Government released the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (the Repeal Bill), along with an official press release. Explanatory notes, general information about the bill, delegatory powers' memorandum, and a guidance note for businesses and organisations were also made … Continue reading

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Strong currents: Navigating the Post-Brexit Energy Market

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 12.30 – 1.45pm BST The status quo of the UK remaining in the EU's internal energy market is highly unlikely. This report, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group and Global Counsel analyses the implications for … Continue reading

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‘Brexatom’: European Commission publishes position paper on nuclear materials and safeguard equipment (Euratom)

On 23 June the European Commission published a position paper on nuclear materials and safeguard equipment (Euratom) contains the main principles of the EU position in this regard, to be presented to the UK in the context of negotiations under … Continue reading

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Where next for Brexit – Q&A

Formal Brexit negotiations are starting today. Whereas the EU is ready and keen to go, the UK elections have thrown a spanner in the works as far as the UK is concerned. The new Government's position on Brexit is far … Continue reading

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ECJ’S OPINION ON EU-SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT COULD SMOOTH THE WAY FOR A POST-BREXIT TRADE DEAL

The ECJ ruling has provided much needed clarity that EU officials have exclusive powers to negotiate international trade deals without ratification by national and regional parliaments. A move that could make it easier to strike a trade deal between the … Continue reading

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THE OBSTACLES TO CONCLUDING CETA AND LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ("CETA") is claimed to set the new "global standard" for future Free Trade Agreements ("FTAs") to be negotiated by the European Union ("EU", the "Union") and indeed the rest of the world. It … Continue reading

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EXITING THE EU – THE DIE IS CAST

On Wednesday 29 March 2017 the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) ("Article 50") of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. This means, almost certainly, that two years … Continue reading

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Is it possible for a member state to leave the EU but retain full access to the internal market?

As an EU member state the UK is currently part of the EU internal market, which is one of the most advanced trade areas in the world and has been developed and extended since 1951. Originally referred to as the … Continue reading

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ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTIONS AND ARBITRATION POST-BREXIT

Brexit has inevitably led to reflection on the commercial, legal and practical effects on arbitration.

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