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 uncertain whether the UK will enter a transitional arrangement with the EU lasting until end … Read more

THE PROTOCOL ON IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND (THE BACKSTOP)

The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland aims to avoid the need for a “hard border” between Ireland and Northern Ireland by creating a “single customs territory” (that is, a customs union) between the whole of the UK and the EU. The provisions of the Protocol are detailed and complex with multiple cross-references to annexes and EU … Read more

First batch of UK Government’s Brexit ‘no deal’ technical notices released

Today the UK Government released the first of an anticipated three batches of technical notices about the impact of a “no deal” scenario at the end of March 2019. These are available here. This first batch is of 25 and includes Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal, Civil nuclear regulation … Read more

Brexit Legal Guide update: The UK White Paper 2018: Impact for Businesses

On 12 July 2018 the UK Government finally published its White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU including a proposal for the establishment of an economic partnership between the UK and the EU. At the core of this proposal is the establishment of a free trade area for goods which … Read more

THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS – THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN JULY 2018

The Brexit debate often looks different when viewed from Brussels rather than from London. That Brussels perspective however is important for businesses to keep in mind and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent developments and the state of the negotiations. On 12 July 2018 the UK government finally published … 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 already should carry out a Brexit assurance process in order to identify all Brexit-related risks … Read more

UK Government publishes White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship

The UK Government has today released its White Paper detailing its proposal for the future relationship between the UK and the EU. We will be publishing separately our analysis of the implications of the UK Government’s White Paper, including the impact for business.  This will include an update to our new online Brexit Legal Guide. To … Read more