CETA UPDATE: CETA IS SIGNED; PROVISIONAL APPLICATION OF CETA AND BREXIT; FIRST GOVERNMENT-TO-GOVERNMENT MEETING TO DISCUSS ESTABLISHING THE MULTI-LATERAL INVESTMENT COURT SYSTEM

The post below was first published on our Arbitration blog On 30 October 2016, the EU and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (the CETA).  As explained in our blog post here, the text of the CETA, which was originally agreed in 2014, was subjected to “legal scrubbing” in February 2016 which led to … Read more

Trade Post-Brexit: What would a hard Brexit mean for international trade?

The post below was first published on our PIL blog The UK’s vote to leave the EU brings with it the possibility of so-called ‘hard Brexit’. Business needs to understand what Britain leaving the EU without a smooth transition to a new framework might mean for cross-border trade both within Europe and between Europe and the … Read more

Air Quality update

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog Authors: Julie Vaughan, Senior Associate, Environment and Helena Thompson, Associate, Planning and Environment, London This blog gives an overview of the current position on air quality following the recent ClientEarth (No.2) court decision regarding DEFRA’s air quality plan. In this blog we will … Read more

BREXIT – IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS

The UK’s pending exit from the European Union has led some to question whether its status as a leading global dispute resolution center could be affected, an issue particularly relevant to the international firms that call it home and the international commercial parties looking to enforce judgments or awards rendered in the UK. Read more

GOVERNMENT LOSES ROUND ONE OF BREXIT LEGAL CHALLENGE AS HIGH COURT RULES THAT THE APPROVAL OF PARLIAMENT IS REQUIRED TO TRIGGER ARTICLE 50

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog In a landmark constitutional law ruling, the High Court yesterday ruled that the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 without the approval of Parliament: R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin). The ruling is a victory for the claimants who … Read more

Government loses round one of legal Brexit challenge

High Court rules that the approval of parliament is required to trigger Article 50. In a landmark constitutional law ruling (R(Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU) the High Court today held that the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (Article 50) without the approval of Parliament. … Read more