Monthly Archives: May 2017

EIOPA to publish guidance on sound principles for authorisation and supervision post-Brexit

The post below was first published on our Insurance blog EIOPA has published an interview given by Gabriel Bernardino, EIOPA Chair, which contains comments on the implications of Brexit for the insurance industry.

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MANAGING RISK: A DISPUTES PERSPECTIVE (2017)

The post below was first published on our FSR blog Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. Following opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for … Continue reading

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Filed under Competition, Disputes, Financial services, Insurance, TMT

The European Court of Justice renders its opinion on the EU-Singapore free trade agreement: investment chapter is not within EU’s exclusive competence

The post below was first published on our Arbitration blog On 16 May, 2017 the European Court of Justice (the Court) rendered its Opinion on the competence of the European Union to conclude the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore. The … Continue reading

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Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick ‘n’ mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent

The post below was first published on our Fintech blog The Digital Economy Act (the “Act“) finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced in the House of Commons in July 2016, … Continue reading

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Filed under Consumer, Data protection, Intellectual property, TMT

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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Filed under Public international law, Trade, UK-EU negotiations

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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Filed under Trade, UK-EU negotiations

THE UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES CONSULTATION ON SANCTIONS POST-BREXIT

The post below was first published on our PIL blog   The two year process of the UK’s exit from the EU formally began on 29 March 2017 with notice being given under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European … Continue reading

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Election ‘purdah’ is no excuse for non-publication of revised air quality plan

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog Author: Julie Vaughan, Senior Associate, Environment, London Yesterday, a spokesman for the Prime Minister announced that the Government won’t be pursuing an appeal to the High Court’s decision … Continue reading

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