The View from Brussels: The EU embraces Industrial Policy

    The post below was first published on our Competition notes blog:   In the past industrial policy was a matter for the EU Member States.  Indeed Article 6, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) lists industrial policy as an area where the Union may only “support, coordinate or supplement the actions … Read more

    Goodbye to EU Law?

    The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (“REUL Act“) and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 (“FSMA 2023“) received the royal assent on Thursday 29 June. These two pieces of legislation mark a step forward in the efforts to remove EU derived law from the UK Statute Book, except where required to … Read more

    Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – Update on Progress

    The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (REUL Bill) has now completed its report stage in the House of Lords and is due to have its 3rd Reading on 22 May, after which it will return to the Commons.  A reprint of the REUL Bill showing the substantial amendments made at this stage will … Read more

    A sensible approach to Retained EU Law

    Kemi Badenoch, the Minister responsible for retained EU law, yesterday announced a change of plan on the abolition of retained EU law and its replacement by purely domestic law, available here (and see also a related announcement here).  This is reflected in proposed Government amendments to be made during the Report Stage of the Retained … Read more


    Much has been written about the Retained EU law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (the Bill), which is currently going through Parliament. This is the latest in the line of legal developments since a majority of the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Approaching seven years later, what is clear is how … Read more

    Retained EU law – Bill will sunset the majority of retained EU Law

    The post below was first published on our Corporate notes blog: — The Government has also laid the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill in Parliament today. In order to avoid leaving gaps in the UK legal system when the UK withdrew from the EU, the body of EU law in force at the end of 2020 was … Read more

    The View from Brussels: The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: EU – UK tensions grow

    On 13 June, the United Kingdom Government introduced to Parliament the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill that would unilaterally override the main content of the Northern Ireland Protocol (the “Protocol”) contained in the Withdrawal Agreement by which the UK left from the European Union. This is the culmination of a long period of dissatisfaction with the … Read more

    UK Subsidy Control Act 2022 – What you need to know

    Public authorities must prepare as the new post-Brexit subsidy control regime in force this autumn proves more heavy-handed than expected. On 28 April 2022, the UK’s Subsidy Control Bill received Royal Assent, becoming the Subsidy Control Act 2022 (the Act). Although the UK’s domestic subsidy control regime now has statutory footing, most of the Act … Read more