Updated Brexit Legal Guide launched

Today our updated Brexit Legal Guide was released. Below is a message from our Chair and Senior Partner James Palmer which accompanied the updated guide. Dear clients and professional colleagues, The outcome of the June 2016 UK referendum on EU membership ushered in a period of increasing political turmoil in the UK. When I wrote … Read more

High Courts finds European Medicines Agency lease not frustrated by Brexit

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog Updated 8 July 2019: According to press reports, the European Medicines Agency will no longer be pursuing its appeal in this case, having settled the dispute following an agreement to sublet the Canary Wharf premises to Wework. The High Court has rejected an argument that … 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

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 the UK and will not be submitted for parliamentary approval until next week. Without a … Read more

NEW PODCAST AVAILABLE: GROUP STRUCTURES AND POTENTIAL LOSS OF LIMITED LIABILITY STATUS (THE ‘REAL SEAT’ PRINCIPLE)

In the latest update to our Brexit series on the Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel Sarah Hawes and Antonia Kirby from our London office are joined by Dr Christoph Nawroth from our Dusseldorf office to discuss the impact the loss of freedom of establishment may have on some corporate group structures, and in particular the potential loss of limited … 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

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