Article 50

UPDATED: HOW WILL THE “MEANINGFUL VOTE” WORK?

There has been much discussion of whether the UK Government’s attempt to have the negotiated withdrawal deal (the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on future relations) approved by the UK Parliament by way of “meaningful vote” will … Continue reading

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11 weeks to Brexit: updated Brexit Legal Guide

Without an intervening event, the UK will withdraw from the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019.   Otherwise much remains unknown. The negotiated withdrawal deal comprising a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and non-binding Political Declaration is facing significant opposition in … Continue reading

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HOW WILL THE “MEANINGFUL VOTE” WORK?

There has been much discussion of whether the UK Government’s attempt to have the negotiated withdrawal deal (the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on future relations) approved by the UK Parliament by way of “meaningful vote” will … Continue reading

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CJEU UPHOLDS OPINION OF ADVOCATE GENERAL AND RULES THAT UK CAN UNILATERALLY CANCEL BREXIT BY REVOKING ARTICLE 50

The post below was first published on our PIL blog  In a landmark decision delivered on an accelerated timetable, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has ruled that a Member State can unilaterally revoke its notice of intention to … Continue reading

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The View from Brussels – Comments on various “Plans B”

The negotiated withdrawal deal comprising a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and a Political Declaration on future relations is facing significant opposition in the UK and is now unlikely to be submitted for parliamentary approval before January. The situation is confused … Continue reading

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BREXIT LEGAL GUIDE UPDATE: WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT Q&A

With ongoing uncertainty regarding the UK Parliament’s acceptance or rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU, both endorsed by the EU Council on 25 November 2018, we have updated … Continue reading

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Perspectives from Asia (Part 6): Draft withdrawal agreement and political declaration

In the latest update to our Brexit series on the Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel Christopher Hunt and Michael McErlaine discuss the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration released in the past weeks, the next steps to avoid a no-deal Brexit scenario and the impact on companies in Asia and … Continue reading

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CJEU CONFIRMS UK IS FREE TO UNILATERALLY REVOKE ARTICLE 50 NOTICE

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has now ruled that a Member State is free to unilaterally revoke its notice of intention to withdraw from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European … Continue reading

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41ST FA MANN LECTURE: THE RT HON DOMINIC GRIEVE QC MP SPEECH “BREXIT- ENDGAME OF INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT OR A NEW START?”

On 22 November the 41st FA Mann Lecture was delivered by the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, speaking on the issue: “Brexit – endgame of international engagement or a new start?”  In the Lecture Mr Grieve observed that while … Continue reading

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ADVOCATE GENERAL OPINION ON UNILATERAL REVOCATION OF ARTICLE 50 NOTICE

Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona has advised that Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (“TEU“) allows for the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU, meaning that the UK should be able … Continue reading

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