UK-EU negotiations

UK Government agrees elements of the European Commission’s proposals for post-Brexit protection of EU-wide IP rights in the UK in the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog In the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement (19 March 2018) the UK Government and European Commission negotiators appear to have agreed text providing for the replacement of EU-wide IP rights … Continue reading

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House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee publishes report on the future UK-EU relationship

On 4 April 2018, the House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee (Committee) published a report on the future UK-EU relationship.

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL ADOPTS GUIDELINES ON THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE EU-UK RELATIONSHIP

The European Council has today issued the Article 50 negotiating guidelines of the EU 27 Member States on the framework for the future relationship between the EU and the UK. 

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EU and UK agree the legal text for the transitional period, citizens’ rights and the financial settlement, part of the withdrawal agreement

EU and UK agree the legal text for the transitional period, citizens’ rights and the financial settlement, part of the withdrawal agreement. However, both sides have made clear that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. Business will only know at … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHES REVISED DRAFT ARTICLE 50 WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT TO BE TRANSMITTED TO THE UK

The European Commission has published on 15 March 2018 a revised version of the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK previously published on 28 February 2018, following consultation with the Member States and the European Parliament.  The … Continue reading

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

The latest in our View from Brussels commentaries on the Brexit negotiations examines one of the contradictions in the EU’s negotiating position – the inconsistency between refusing to negotiate the future relationship until the UK has left the EU while … Continue reading

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Choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments post-Brexit: No surprises in EU’s draft withdrawal agreement

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog So far as choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments are concerned, the EU’s draft withdrawal agreement, published last week, is largely consistent with its previously declared negotiating position, as set out … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on UK’s future economic partnership with the European Union

Here is the link to the official transcript of Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on UK’s future economic partnership with the European Union this afternoon.

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHES DRAFT ARTICLE 50 WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

The European Commission has today published the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK.  The draft Withdrawal Agreement translates into legal terms the European Commission’s view of the 8 December 2017 Joint Report from the negotiators of the EU and … Continue reading

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UK POLICY PAPER ON THE DRAFT TEXT FOR DISCUSSION: IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD

This document sets out the United Kingdom’s approach to the legal text of the transitional period to be provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement. It responds with a number of amendments to the EU draft position paper on the transitional arrangements in the Withdrawal Agreement … Continue reading

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