UK UNWINDS IMPLEMENTATION OF EU ADR LAWS

The post below was first published on our ADR blog The UK Government has published legislation to effectively revoke the implementation of the EU Mediation Directive (2008/52/EC) after Brexit. The Cross-Border Mediation (EU Directive) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations) were made on 1 March 2019 and will come into effect on exit day, whenever that occurs. Read more

WEBINAR: 10 WEEKS TO BREXIT – “NO DEAL” PLANNING: CONTRACTS, DATA PROTECTION, EMPLOYMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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 … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Brexit Legal Guide updated – comparison of IP and pharma provisions in the draft Withdrawal Agreement versus the No Deal provisions promised by the UK Government

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog See the updated IP section of the revised Herbert Smith Freehills Brexit Legal Guide which reviews the IP and pharma elements of the draft Withdrawal Agreement endorsed by the EU Council on 25 November 2018 and the no deal provisions as set out by the UK Government … 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 uncertain whether the UK will enter a transitional arrangement with the EU lasting until end … Read more

Brexit “no deal” technical notices published on Patents, Trade marks, Designs, Copyright, GIs, and Exhaustion of rights

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog The latest tranche of “no deal” technical notices was released yesterday afternoon by the UK Government. Amongst them are several notices that highlight the Brexit issues faced by intellectual property right owners and, in some cases, confirm the Government’s approach to resolving them. The Government also released this news story … 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 already should carry out a Brexit assurance process in order to identify all Brexit-related risks … Read more

Intellectual Property and Cyber Security issues considered in UK Government White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog The UK Government’s White Paper detailing its proposal for the future relationship between the UK and the EU (published on 12 July 2018) includes a limited number of proposals relating to intellectual property and cyber security as follows: The UK intends to explore staying in the … Read more