Monthly Archives: June 2017

EU clarifies negotiating position on choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments post-Brexit

Yesterday (29 June) the European Commission published its Position Paper on Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters which outlines its position on the extent to which current EU rules on choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments should … Continue reading

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Brexit and EU citizens’ rights – UK publishes its proposals

The post below was first published on our Employment blog The UK Government has published its proposals for safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK post Brexit (link).  Settling the future of citizens exercising their right of free … Continue reading

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Great Repeal Bill White Paper: Submission to the UK Government by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

On 30 March 2017 the UK Government published its White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Legislating for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. Today we made a submission to the UK Government in response to the White … Continue reading

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UK FCA ASSET MANAGEMENT MARKET STUDY – FINAL REPORT

The post below was first published on our FSR blog On 28 June 2017, the FCA published the highly anticipated final findings of its Asset Management Market Study (“Final Report”), which can be accessed here. This follows the release of its … 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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FINANCIAL MARKETS TEST CASE PILOT SCHEME TO BE EXTENDED FOR THREE YEARS AND EXPANDED

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog The Financial Markets Test Case pilot scheme, which was due to end in September this year, is to be extended for a further three years. The scheme will also be expanded so … Continue reading

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Queen’s Speech Brexit Programme

As had been widely anticipated, today's Queen's Speech was very Brexit focused and will cover a two-year period rather than the usual one year legislative programme, in order to provide sufficient time for Parliament to adopt the legislation by the … Continue reading

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FINANCIAL LIST JUDGES EXPECT BREXIT PROCESS TO GIVE RISE TO NEED FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS TEST CASES

The post below was first published on our Litigation Notes blog. The Financial Markets Test Case pilot scheme, which was due to end in September this year, is to be extended for a further three years. The scheme will also … 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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Patent and Pharma Update – June 2017

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog Our regular Patent and Pharma Update aims to keep you informed of recent developments in United Kingdom and European law relating to patents and the pharmaceutical industry.

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