Monthly Archives: May 2018

PASSAGE OF NEW SANCTIONS LEGISLATION AND PUBLICATION OF UPDATED GUIDANCE

On 24 May 2018, it was announced that the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act (the “Act”) had received Royal Assent. The Act is the first piece of UK primary legislation governing the post-Brexit legal position and will create a post-Brexit … Continue reading

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The UK Government Publishes Presentation on the UK-EU Economic Partnership Framework

The presentation published today sets out the UK Government’s proposed approach for the future UK-EU economic partnership. To read the full document, please click here.

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Filed under UK-EU negotiations

FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE PUBLISHES GUIDANCE ON SANCTIONS LICENSING POLICY AFTER BREXIT

The post below was first published on our FSR blog The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has published guidance detailing the UK Government’s intended approach to sanctions exceptions and licences after Brexit. Sanctions exceptions and licences are mechanisms through which restrictive measures … Continue reading

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Filed under Corporate crime, Financial services

NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS on Brexit’s impact on the INTERNAL ENERGY MARKET from the EU Commission

The Commission has issued on 27 April 2018 its Notice to stakeholders on UK’s withdrawal of the EU and the internal energy market. The Commission and the EU agencies have been producing “be prepared for Brexit notices” which give insights … Continue reading

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EU – Japan EPA presented to the European Council, ratification begins

The post below was first published on our PIL blog On 18 April 2018 the European Commission (the “Commission“) presented the finalised text of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (“EPA“) to the European Council and thereby took the first step in … Continue reading

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Filed under Public international law, Trade

SUPREME COURT TO CONSIDER LEGALITY OF DEVOLVED PARLIAMENTS’ BREXIT CONTINUITY LEGISLATION

The UK Government has referred two key pieces of Brexit legislation recently passed by the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly to the Supreme Court. The devolved parliaments’ bills seek to ensure the continuity of EU law and in doing so … Continue reading

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Filed under Disputes