Upcoming webinar: Financial services – Update and preparations for no-deal

With UK/EU deal negotiations in the balance and a no-deal scenario still possible, a panel of experts from Herbert Smith Freehills, the Financial Conduct Authority and McCann FitzGerald (for the Ireland perspective) will review the current state of play on Brexit and what comes next for the regulation of cross-border financial services. Topics covered will … Read more

HM Treasury and FCA update on Financial Services Bill post-EU withdrawal

Her Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury) has published a policy statement on its legislative approach for prudential standards in the Financial Services Bill post-EU withdrawal, and how the government will tailor these prudential regimes to the UK market. HM Treasury has also published a Written Ministerial Statement on the topic, highlighting the importance of updating prudential requirements, maintaining sound capital markets, and … Read more

New Beyond Brexit Legal Guide section available: Employment

The updated Employment section of our Beyond Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview, including: during the transition period, employment law rights derived from EU law will continue to apply to and in the UK; after the transition period, no new requests to set up an European Works Council in the UK or … Read more

New Beyond Brexit Legal Guide section available: Migration

The updated Migration section of our Beyond Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview, including: during the transition period, EU citizens can continue to live, work and study in the UK. EU citizens wishing to remain in the UK after the transition period need to apply for settled or pre-settled status by 30 … Read more

New Beyond Brexit Legal Guide section available: Energy regulation

The updated Energy regulation section of our Beyond Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview, including: that the EU’s version of the draft trade agreement between the UK and the EU seems to be based on the concepts contained in the current arrangements for the internal energy market (IEM), while the UK’s proposal … Read more

New Brexit Legal Guide section available: Environment

The updated Environment section of our Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview, amongst other things, as to whether: during the transition period, the UK will continue to apply existing EU environmental law together with any new EU Regulations entering into force and any new statutory instruments adopted to implement EU Directives; … Read more

UK Government publishes its draft Free Trade Agreement with the EU

The UK Government has today released its version of the draft free trade agreement outlining the future trade relationship between the UK and the EU. The proposal consists of a comprehensive draft agreement covering all trade and a suite of separate draft agreements in a number of areas, including fisheries, aviation and energy. All texts … Read more