We have released our new series of Beyond Brexit webinars to assist preparedness in the countdown to 1 January 2021 whether there is a deal or not. Podcasts of these are also available.

We have had Brexit false alarms before, but the countdown to 1 January 2021 is real:

  • it’s a real deadline: the option to extend the status quo transition period has passed; and
  • real change is coming whether or not there is a deal: the ‘Canada style’ agreement potentially on offer is much closer to the ‘WTO rules’ of a ‘no-deal’ than it is to the EU membership rules that apply during transition.

We hope our webinars assist preparedness for the change.

If you would like to discuss any issues in relation to the countdown to the 31 December 2020 and beyond, please contact your regular Herbert Smith Freehills relationship contacts, or otherwise any of our experts listed here.