The UK ETS after Brexit

The post below was first published on our Energy Notes blog. The end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 brought an end to the UK’s participation in the EU Emissions Trading System (the EU ETS), the bloc’s flagship ‘cap and trade’ scheme for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Having substituted this scheme … Read more

Key TCA issues for the energy sector

The post below was first published on our Energy blog The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA“) establishes objectives for the energy market by providing for the facilitation of trade and investment between the EU and the UK (the “parties”) in the areas of energy and raw materials, and supporting security of supply and environmental … Read more

New Beyond Brexit Legal Guide section available: Energy regulation

The updated Energy regulation section of our Beyond Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview, including: that the EU’s version of the draft trade agreement between the UK and the EU seems to be based on the concepts contained in the current arrangements for the internal energy market (IEM), while the UK’s proposal … Read more

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

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


The UK Government has published today the third batch of the anticipated technical notices on the impact of a “cliff edge” EU exit on 29 March 2019. The latest batch contains 24 papers available here, including notices on the flights to and from the UK, protection of geographical indications (GIs) and generating low-carbon electricity. Read more


Today, the UK Government released the second of three batches of technical notices about the impact of a “no deal” scenario at the end of March 2019. These are available here. This second batch is of 28 and includes notices on civil judicial cooperation, broadcasting rights, data protection, telecoms and oil and gas. As explained … Read more