UK-EU negotiations

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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DANIEL FINKELSTEIN SHARES HIS THOUGHTS AND LATEST POLL RESULTS

On our 28 November 2018 Brexit webinar, we were delighted to be joined by Daniel Finkelstein OBE to share with us his thoughts on the current status of the Brexit negotiations.  Daniel is an Associate Editor and weekly columnist for … Continue reading

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Brexit, deal or no deal: a litigator’s perspective

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog Over the past couple of weeks, the government has published the final text of the draft Withdrawal Agreement setting out the arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March … Continue reading

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UK Government publishes supporting documents on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration

The UK Government has released a number of documents that aim to aid understanding of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the future relationship and support parliamentary assessment of the deal. These materials have also been laid before … Continue reading

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