Impact of a no-deal Brexit for merger control

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… Read more

11 weeks to Brexit: updated Brexit Legal Guide

Without an intervening event, the UK will withdraw from the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019.   Otherwise much remains unknown. The negotiated withdrawal deal comprising a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and non-binding Political Declaration is facing significant opposition in… Read more

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… Read more

The UK competition regime under a no-deal Brexit scenario

On 30 October 2018 the Government published a draft SI amending current UK competition legislation where necessary in order to make the legislation suitable in a no-deal Brexit scenario. The Competition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (The Regulations) provide… Read more

EIGHT MONTHS TO BREXIT: IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED?

As the clock ticks down to 29 March 2019, the UK and the EU are stepping up their preparations for the possibility of a "no-deal" outcome. From a corporate governance and risk management perspective, businesses that have not done so… Read more

Brexit 9 months to go: Brexit Legal Guide

As business makes increasingly vocal calls for legal certainty we are pleased to launch this updated Brexit Legal Guide. The new online guide will be regularly updated as the legal impact of Brexit evolves. Forthcoming updates will include reaction to… Read more

MANAGING RISK: A DISPUTES PERSPECTIVE (2017)

The post below was first published on our FSR blog Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. Following opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for… Read more

SURVIVING BREXIT WITHOUT BREAKING THE LAW

There is a real opportunity for businesses to engage in joint lobbying on the shape of the UK exit. But in doing so, they need to keep an eye on competition law risks. As the UK faces potentially significant legal… Read more