UK introduces human rights-related sanctions under post-Brexit sanctions framework

    The post below was first published on our FSR and Corporate Crime blog On 6 July 2020, the United Kingdom introduced unilateral sanctions against 49 individuals and entities from Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea accused of involvement in several high profile human rights violations and abuses.The Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 (the … Read more

    European Commission releases “readiness” Communication

    On 9 July 2020, the European Commission has published a Communication which provides a sector-by-sector overview of the key areas where there will be changes at the end of the transition period, regardless of whether there is an agreement on the future trade relationship or not, and sets out measures that national authorities, businesses and … Read more

    Upcoming webinar: Financial services – Update and preparations for no-deal

    With UK/EU deal negotiations in the balance and a no-deal scenario still possible, a panel of experts from Herbert Smith Freehills, the Financial Conduct Authority and McCann FitzGerald (for the Ireland perspective) will review the current state of play on Brexit and what comes next for the regulation of cross-border financial services. Topics covered will … Read more

    HM Treasury and FCA update on Financial Services Bill post-EU withdrawal

    Her Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury) has published a policy statement on its legislative approach for prudential standards in the Financial Services Bill post-EU withdrawal, and how the government will tailor these prudential regimes to the UK market. HM Treasury has also published a Written Ministerial Statement on the topic, highlighting the importance of updating prudential requirements, maintaining sound capital markets, and … Read more

    New Beyond Brexit Legal Guide section available: Employment

    The updated Employment section of our Beyond Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview, including: during the transition period, employment law rights derived from EU law will continue to apply to and in the UK; after the transition period, no new requests to set up an European Works Council in the UK or … Read more

    New Beyond Brexit Legal Guide section available: Migration

    The updated Migration section of our Beyond Brexit Legal Guide is now available. This provides a useful overview, including: during the transition period, EU citizens can continue to live, work and study in the UK. EU citizens wishing to remain in the UK after the transition period need to apply for settled or pre-settled status by 30 … 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