Competition

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Comments on UK proposal for the future relationship with the EU

Last Friday, 6 July, it was understood that the UK Cabinet had finally united around a UK position on the desired future relationship with the EU. However, it now remains to be seen if the proposal survives the protests of “betrayal” … Continue reading

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Brexit 9 months to go: Brexit Legal Guide

As business makes increasingly vocal calls for legal certainty we are pleased to launch this updated Brexit Legal Guide. The new online guide will be regularly updated as the legal impact of Brexit evolves. Forthcoming updates will include reaction to … Continue reading

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House of Lords’ EU Committee report into the implications of Brexit for competition law and State aid control in the UK published

The House of Lords EU Committee has published its report into the implications of Brexit for competition law and State aid control in the UK.  In particular, the report recommends that the UK maintains consistency with the EU’s economic efficiency … Continue reading

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We submitted written evidence to the House of Lords on impact of Brexit on UK competition policy

Herbert Smith Freehills’ have submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Internal Market Sub-Committee in its inquiry into the impact of Brexit on UK competition policy.  In this submission, we focus on the questions posed in the call for … Continue reading

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MANAGING RISK: A DISPUTES PERSPECTIVE (2017)

The post below was first published on our FSR blog Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. Following opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for … Continue reading

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SURVIVING BREXIT WITHOUT BREAKING THE LAW

There is a real opportunity for businesses to engage in joint lobbying on the shape of the UK exit. But in doing so, they need to keep an eye on competition law risks. As the UK faces potentially significant legal … Continue reading

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