Public international law

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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EU – Japan EPA presented to the European Council, ratification begins

The post below was first published on our PIL blog On 18 April 2018 the European Commission (the “Commission“) presented the finalised text of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (“EPA“) to the European Council and thereby took the first step in … Continue reading

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State-to-State Dispute Settlement under the EU’s latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement: CJEU jurisdiction remains

The post below was first published on our PIL blog On 15 March 2018 the European Commission published a revised version of the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK previously published on 28 February 2018 following consultation with … Continue reading

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State-to-State dispute settlement under the EU’s draft Withdrawal Agreement: CJEU jurisdiction not arbitration

The post below was first published on our PIL blog We have known for some time now that the UK and EU have very different views regarding the state-to-state dispute resolution mechanism to be contained in the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU … Continue reading

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UK Supreme Court confirms the limited scope of state and diplomatic immunity from employment claims: Benkharbouche and Reyes

The post below was first published on our PIL blog In two judgments handed down on 18 October 2017, the Supreme Court (the “Court”) has allowed certain employment claims made by foreign nationals employed as domestic workers at the embassies of … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NEW SANCTIONS AND ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING BILL

The post below was first published on our FSR blog On 19 October the UK Government published the text of a proposed new Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (the “Bill”), which seeks to create a post-Brexit domestic legislative framework for the … Continue reading

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UK Government’s Future Partnership Paper on Foreign policy, defence and development: including proposals for co-operation on sanctions, cyber security, and the defence and security industries

The UK Government has released a Paper outlining the UK’s proposals for a future partnership with the EU regarding foreign policy, defence and development. The Paper highlights the UK’s shared interests and values with the EU regarding foreign policy and … Continue reading

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UK Government Publishes Technical Notes, including relating to “Privileges and Immunities”

  The post below was first published on our Public International Law blog On 28 August, in advance of the next round of EU-UK talks, the UK Government published three Technical Notes, one of which “provides further information to support … Continue reading

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Enforcement and dispute resolution under the Withdrawal Agreement and any future relationship agreement: no role for the CJEU….or is there?

The post below was first published on our Arbitration blog. On its face, the thrust of the UK Government’s Future Partnership Paper on Enforcement and Dispute Resolution (the Paper), published on 23 August, is to rule out the jurisdiction of … Continue reading

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