Monthly Archives: November 2018

FCA consultation paper and other listing regime developments

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a second consultation paper (CP18/36) on amendments to the FCA Handbook to take account of Brexit. The Government has also published a bill on implementing legislation that has been adopted by the EU … Continue reading

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Five months to Brexit: avoiding a “no deal” crisis

Paul Butcher and Tom Henderson have published an article in FERMA/AIRMIC’s joint Brexit Newsletter advising risk management professionals of some of the key matters that they will need to consider to prevent a Brexit-related “no deal” crisis. Given it remains … Continue reading

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Brexit, deal or no deal: a litigator’s perspective

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog Over the past couple of weeks, the government has published the final text of the draft Withdrawal Agreement setting out the arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March … Continue reading

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UK Government publishes supporting documents on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration

The UK Government has released a number of documents that aim to aid understanding of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the future relationship and support parliamentary assessment of the deal. These materials have also been laid before … Continue reading

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European Council approves the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the framework for the future relationship

During the special summit held on 25 November 2018 the European Council has approved the text of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the future UK-EU relationship, released on 14 November 2018 and 22 November 2018, respectively. Now … Continue reading

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BREXIT COMMERCIAL DRIVER BEHIND SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT

Euroclear, one of the world’s largest securities depositories, confirmed earlier this year its plan to move its holding company from the UK to Belgium in preparation for the UK’s exit from the EU.  The High Court has now sanctioned a … Continue reading

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Full draft Political Declaration on future relationship: comments on trade in goods

The long awaited draft Political Declaration on the future relationship between the EU and the UK which will “accompany” the draft Withdrawal Agreement has now been published. We need to point out that it needs to be read together with the … Continue reading

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Webinar: Discussion with Daniel Finkelstein on prospects for a Brexit deal

A draft version of the full Political Declaration on the framework for the future relationship between the UK and the EU, agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in principle at political level, has just been published and is available here. With a … Continue reading

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Brexit Final Political Declaration: Nothing [new] to see here?

On financial services, the final political declaration contains essentially the same three points as in last week’s outline political declaration (the implications of which were discussed in our blog post of 15 November, available here), although there is some limited … Continue reading

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Updated: UK Government publishes final draft of the Political Declaration on the Future UK-EU relationship

Updated*: Official version of the final draft of the Political Declaration on the Future UK-EU relationship has been published by the UK Government here. The texts of the final draft document and the leaked version released earlier are identical. A … Continue reading

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