Monthly Archives: March 2018

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ADOPTS GUIDELINES ON THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE EU-UK RELATIONSHIP

The European Council has today issued the Article 50 negotiating guidelines of the EU 27 Member States on the framework for the future relationship between the EU and the UK. 

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EU’s revised proposals for enforcement of judgments post-Brexit

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog On 15 March, the European Commission published a revised version of the draft withdrawal agreement it had previously published on 28 February 2018 (see our summary of the original terms relating to jurisdiction, … Continue reading

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Delivering Brexit: Putting plans into practice

The news regarding the conditional agreement between the EU and UK on the terms of a 21 month transition period is welcome. However, as both sides have made clear: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. We will only know … Continue reading

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EU and UK agree the legal text for the transitional period, citizens’ rights and the financial settlement, part of the withdrawal agreement

EU and UK agree the legal text for the transitional period, citizens’ rights and the financial settlement, part of the withdrawal agreement. However, both sides have made clear that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. Business will only know at … Continue reading

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OBSERVATIONS FROM MIPIM: LOGISTICS AND PROP TECH

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog Author: Paul Chases, Partner and Head of Corporate Real Estate, London In this post, Paul Chases, a partner in the HSF London Real Estate team comments on his … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHES REVISED DRAFT ARTICLE 50 WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT TO BE TRANSMITTED TO THE UK

The European Commission has published on 15 March 2018 a revised version of the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK previously published on 28 February 2018, following consultation with the Member States and the European Parliament.  The … Continue reading

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BROADCASTING: A KEY BREXIT PRIORITY

In her Brexit speech on 2 March 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May highlighted broadcasting as a key priority in the ongoing negotiations with the EU. This follows a warning that Britain’s status as a global broadcasting hub is under threat … Continue reading

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The House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union publishes the analysis of the impact of three Brexit scenarios on the British economy

The House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union publishes the analysis of the Department for Exiting the EU on the impact of an EEA-type, FTA-type, and WTO Brexit scenarios on UK’s industries with a short sector narrative of … Continue reading

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Donald Tusk issues the European Council’s Brexit draft negotiating guidelines

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has today issued the draft negotiating guidelines of the EU 27 Member States on the post-Brexit trade relationship between the EU and the UK. The draft will now be discussed among the remaining … Continue reading

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

The latest in our View from Brussels commentaries on the Brexit negotiations examines one of the contradictions in the EU’s negotiating position – the inconsistency between refusing to negotiate the future relationship until the UK has left the EU while … Continue reading

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