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

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

UK Government publishes White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship

The UK Government has today released its White Paper detailing its proposal for the future relationship between the UK and the EU. We will be publishing separately our analysis of the implications of the UK Government’s White Paper, including the impact for business.  This will include an update to our new online Brexit Legal Guide. To … Read more

Comments on UK proposal for the future relationship with the EU

Last Friday, 6 July, it was understood that the UK Cabinet had finally united around a UK position on the desired future relationship with the EU. However, it now remains to be seen if the proposal survives the protests of “betrayal” heard from some quarters and the resignations of the Secretary of State for Exiting the … 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 the UK Government’s White Paper on its proposals for the future EU-UK relationship (expected week … Read more

Purpose and powers of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill 2017–19

Tax analysis: The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill will give the government the ability to establish a standalone customs regime, and ensure VAT and excise legislation operates effectively, following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Heather Gething, partner, Dorothy Livingston, consultant, and Dawen Gao, associate, all at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, discuss the Bill in more detail, … Read more