Monthly Archives: January 2018

THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS – THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN JANUARY 2018

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

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Brexit – PRA consults on approach to UK branches of incoming insurers

The post below was first published on our Insurance blog On 20 December 2017, the Treasury, PRA and FCA clarified their approach to EEA-headquartered financial services firms wishing to carry on business in the UK post-Brexit. More recent evidence to the House of Commons … Continue reading

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EU Council Adopts Negotiating Directives on the EU Position Regarding Negotiations on a Transition Period

This afternoon the EU Council adopted supplementing negotiating directives for the Brexit negotiations detailing the EU27 position regarding a transition period. These negotiating directives provide the Commission, as the EU negotiator, with a mandate to start discussions with the UK … Continue reading

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Leaked Guidelines for the Transition Phase Negotiations

Here is a link to the leaked guidelines for the transition phase negotiations expected to be approved by the EU Council on Monday.  

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EU BREXIT PREPAREDNESS NOTICES

The Commission and the EU agencies have been producing “be prepared for Brexit notices” which give valuable insights into their views of the consequences in the various policy areas of a no-transition or hard Brexit and often include recommendations as … Continue reading

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THE UNIFIED PATENT COURT (UPC) – OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN 2018?

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog At the start of 2017 the expectation was that the UPC Agreement would achieve the required ratification levels and that the UK could well ratify in advance of Brexit in order to … Continue reading

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Crunch time on Brexit and climate policy

Note: This article first appeared in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit on 3 January 2018 and we have permission to republish it. The UK and the EU27 have said they want a close partnership post-Brexit but this year could test … Continue reading

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Brexit – EIOPA publishes opinion on cross-border legacy business

This post was originally published on our Insurance notes blog. An opinion published by EIOPA on 21 December 2017 raises concerns for UK insurers who have policyholders in EEA states other than the UK. This will include, for example, every life … Continue reading

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