Brexit Asset Management Update

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

New “Perspectives from Asia” podcast available: What next following Parliament’s rejection of the draft Withdrawal Agreement?

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.

Application of the Brussels regime post-Brexit

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 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