DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHOICES FOR BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: MAXIMISING THE CHANCES OF SUCCESSFUL ENFORCEMENT – WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

The post below was first published on our Arbitration blog Choice of dispute resolution forum can have a fundamental impact on the ability of banks and financial institutions to enforce contractual obligations. In our client webinar on 23 September, Dispute Resolution Choices for Banks and Financial Institutions: Maximising the Chances of Successful Enforcement, Julian Copeman, … Read more

WEBINAR AVAILABLE: BEYOND BREXIT – WHERE ARE WE NOW AND WHAT NEXT?

Today, we hosted a webinar with James McBride, Partner at Hanbury Strategy and colleagues Eric White, Consultant, and Paul Butcher, Brexit Director, to discuss the progress on the negotiations and the key considerations at this stage, including, amongst other things, the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, the UK Internal Market Bill and state aid. We also … Read more

ISDA analysis of impact of Brexit on MiFID derivatives trading obligation

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a paper on the impact of Brexit on the derivatives trading obligation and the characterisation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in the EU and the UK. The paper recommends that the EU and the UK recognise the equivalence of each other’s derivatives trading venues in order to … Read more

European Commission’s Notice to Stakeholders confirms its view Hague Choice of Court Convention will apply to exclusive English jurisdiction clauses only if they are entered into after Brexit transition period ends

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog On 27 August 2020, the European Commission published a Notice to Stakeholders setting out the rules that, in the Commission’s view, will apply in the field of civil justice and private international law once the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December … Read more

Brexit countdown: Big changes are coming on 1 January 2021 whatever happens as negotiation tensions rise

As businesses and governments around the world continue to grapple with the implications of COVID-19, Brexit is fast approaching. This time for real. Last year, as businesses awaited a potential Brexit without a deal, the difference was stark. ‘Deal’ meant entering a status quo transition period in which essentially nothing changed for business; whereas ‘no-deal’ … Read more

UK signs free trade deal with Japan

On 11 September 2020, the UK signed its first major free trade agreement as an independent nation after its exit from the EU with Japan. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement largely replicates the EU’s trade agreement with Japan and secures tariff-free trade on 99% of exports to Japan and is estimated to increase trade … Read more

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