Treasury Committee inquiry: The future of UK financial services after EU exit
The House of Commons Treasury Committee has announced a new inquiry into the future of the UK’s financial services once the UK has left the EU. The inquiry will examine what the Government’s financial services priorities should be when negotiating the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU. It will also consider how the UK’s financial services sector can take advantage of the UK’s new trading environment with the rest of the world and, whether current regulatory barriers that apply to third countries should be maintained. Continue reading
In this episode of our Brexit podcast series available on the Herbert Smith Freehills podcast channel Christopher Hunt and Michael McErlaine from our office in Tokyo discuss recent political developments in the UK (as at 24 January 2019) and what the possibility of a no-deal Brexit means for Asian and other international investors.
With Brexit day fast-approaching and the draft Withdrawal Agreement defeated in the UK Parliament on 15 January 2019, the French Government has undertaken to enact measures in key areas in order to mitigate against the consequences of a “no deal” Brexit in France. Continue reading
Will Brexit frustrate some very valuable commercial leases? In the latest edition of Hebert Smith Freehills’ Real Estate podcast series, Matthew Bonye and Tom Leech QC from Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the important CWG v. EMA court case and how things may turn out for the real estate industry. Continue reading
On 23 January 2019 we hosted a webinar with experts from our international trade and EU teams Lode Van Den Hende, Partner, Eric White, Consultant, and Jennifer Paterson, Senior Associate, to assess the implications of no deal for businesses in the field of trade. Continue reading
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March, what impact will that have on court proceedings? Different questions arise depending on the stage reached in the disputes process. Continue reading
The post below was first published on our Litigation blog
The government has published a draft statutory instrument addressing, among other things, the question of how the UK courts will, post-Brexit, treat questions of jurisdiction involving EU member states and the enforcement of judgments given by EU member state courts, assuming that the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement. The European Commission has also published a notice to stakeholders addressing the position of EU member state courts on these questions. The key provisions are summarised below. Continue reading
In light of the recent Brexit developments in the UK a no-deal Brexit is increasingly looking like a possibility. This will have very significant implications for parties involved in M&A transactions. This is because, without a deal, the EU merger control regime will immediately cease to apply in the UK. Continue reading
In today’s webinar Paul Butcher, Brexit Director at Herbert Smith Freehills, was joined by Sarah Hawes, Head of Corporate Knowledge, Miriam Everett, Consultant, Head of Data Protection and Privacy, Anna Henderson, Professional Support Consultant, and Rachel Montagnon, Professional Support Consultant, to reflect on some of the key issues businesses are facing in the fields of contracts, data protection, employment and intellectual property Continue reading
With “no deal” becoming an increasing possibility, for convenience we link to the UK “no-deal” notices and EU Brexit preparedness notices made available to date.