European Commission recommends that EU reject UK bid to join Lugano Convention

    The post below was first published on our Litigation blog On 4 May 2021, the European Commission has released its anticipated communication to the European Parliament and the Council confirming the Commission’s view that the EU should not consent to the UK’s application to accede to the Lugano Convention. If this position is reflected in … Read more

    EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement approved by the European Parliament

    The European Parliament has now finally consented to the Council concluding the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the United Kingdom clearing the way for its definitive conclusion on 30 April 2021, the day on which the extended period of provisional application will expire. The consent of the European Parliament was never really in doubt but … Read more

    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

    New Beyond Brexit Legal Guide section available: The Withdrawal Agreement Q&A

    The updated Withdrawal Agreement Q&A section of our Beyond Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview of: what the Withdrawal Agreement is and what it includes; the Northern Ireland Protocol and how it differs from the original backstop; the relationship between the Withdrawal Agreement and the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 the applicability of … 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