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… 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… 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… 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… Read more

AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES: BACK TO THE 80’S?!

On 19 March 2018, the European Commission published a notice to stakeholders on the consequences of Brexit for audiovisual media services. This makes it clear that, subject to any transitional arrangement, as of the withdrawal date, the EU rules in… Read more

BROADCASTING: A KEY BREXIT PRIORITY

In her Brexit speech on 2 March 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May highlighted broadcasting as a key priority in the ongoing negotiations with the EU. This follows a warning that Britain's status as a global broadcasting hub is under threat… Read more

UK GOVERNMENT RELEASES NEW DATA PROTECTION POSITION PAPER

A paper outlining the UK Government's position on data protection post-Brexit has been released. A new Data Protection Bill was announced in the Queen's Speech in June which will implement the EU's new data protection framework into UK law. The… Read more

Fintechs and Regulators adapt to each other

The post below was first published on our Fintech blog Companies specialising in internet and new technologies (so-called Fintechs) continue to play a key role in the French economy (for example in developing credit activities, targeting in particular the financing… Read more

Patent and Pharma Update – June 2017

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog Our regular Patent and Pharma Update aims to keep you informed of recent developments in United Kingdom and European law relating to patents and the pharmaceutical industry. ... Read more

MANAGING RISK: A DISPUTES PERSPECTIVE (2017)

The post below was first published on our FSR blog Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. Following opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for… Read more

LAW CATCHES UP WITH FREE TV STREAMING SITES

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog ITV & Others v TVCatchup: CJEU Rules S.73 CDPA defence not applicable to online streaming of live broadcasts. The CJEU has issued its ruling on the latest question referred to it… Read more

BREXIT: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog Whatever future relationship the UK has with the rest of the EU, the effect of the Great Repeal Bill, once enacted, will mean that any existing intellectual property law having effect… Read more

PATENT AND PHARMA UPDATE, JANUARY 2017

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog Our regular patent and pharma update aims to keep you informed of recent developments in United Kingdom and European law relating to patents and the pharmaceutical industry. ... Read more

BREXIT – WHAT IP ISSUES TO CONSIDER NOW

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog We set out our thoughts and predictions upon how protection and enforcement of IP in the UK may be impacted once Brexit arrives. We have also suggested some immediate action points… Read more