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

The UK Listing Review

The post below was first published on our Corporate Notes blog. The government has published the outcome of the Review of the UK listing regime undertaken by Lord Hill. The Review, which was launched in November 2020, was set up to look at possible reforms to the UK listing regime that would attract the most innovative … Read more

Impact of Brexit on applicable law in cross-border insolvencies

From 31 December 2020, the European Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings (the “EIR”) ceased to apply in the UK. As a result: The EIR provides the rules for when the law of the place in which the insolvency proceedings have been opened can be supplanted by another law, but only that of a member state. The … Read more


What does the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement mean for cross-border dispute resolution? What is the impact on English court jurisdiction clauses and on London-seated arbitration clauses?  We give some answers to the questions that our clients have been asking over the past days and weeks in our latest briefing on Brexit and its impact … Read more

Cross-border insolvencies in the UK and the EU – a quick guide

At 11pm on 31 December 2020, the UK left the European single market at the end of the transition period agreed as part of the 2019 Withdrawal Agreement. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement that was reached on Christmas Eve made no provision for continued recognition of, or co-operation in, insolvency and restructuring proceedings. This … Read more

Brexit: key practical implications for disputes and dispute resolution clauses

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog Despite the UK and EU having finalised a Trade and Cooperation Agreement to govern their trading and security relationship following the end of the Brexit transition period, there remain a number of uncertainties when it comes to commercial dispute resolution in cases involving the UK … Read more