UK-EU negotiations

New Podcast Available: Analysing a “no-deal” Brexit – an Asian investor’s perspective

In the latest update to the Brexit series on our Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel, Lewis McDonald, Christopher Hunt, Joseph Fisher and Michael McErlaine in our Tokyo office analyse the implications of Brexit from the perspective of an Asian investor. 

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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 … Continue reading

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Brexit Legal Guide Update: Withdrawal Agreement Q&A

We have updated the Withdrawal Agreement Q&A section of the Brexit Legal Guide in order to reflect the other White Paper released in July by the UK Government on Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. … Continue reading

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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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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 … 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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Brexit: Energy in the UK Government’s White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship

The UK government’s White Paper (July 2018) (the White Paper) on the future relationship between the UK and the EU states that the UK is seeking ‘broad cooperation’ with the EU on energy including trading arrangements, cooperation with EU agencies … Continue reading

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Government’s White Paper on Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement released today

The Government has today published its White Paper on Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The paper sets out how the Government plans to implement the Withdrawal Agreement (currently being negotiated between the … Continue reading

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EU and UK step up no deal Brexit preparations

The European Commission today released its Communication on preparing for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The Communication follows the European Council’s remarks at the 28-29 June Council meeting that no substantial progress has been made on the negotiations calling … Continue reading

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State to state dispute resolution in the UK Government’s White Paper: arbitration with a potential role for the CJEU

The post below was first published on our Arbitration blog The White Paper published yesterday, “The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union”, includes the UK Government’s proposal for the resolution of disputes between the UK and the EU … Continue reading

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