Trade

10 weeks to Brexit: “No-deal” planning: Mitigating the impact of a “no deal” on trade

On 23 January 2019 we hosted a webinar with experts from our international trade and EU teams Lode Van Den Hende, Partner, Eric White, Consultant, and Jennifer Paterson, Senior Associate, to assess the implications of no deal for businesses in the field … Continue reading

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11 weeks to Brexit: updated Brexit Legal Guide

Without an intervening event, the UK will withdraw from the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019.   Otherwise much remains unknown. The negotiated withdrawal deal comprising a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and non-binding Political Declaration is facing significant opposition in … Continue reading

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Five months to Brexit: avoiding a “no deal” crisis

Paul Butcher and Tom Henderson have published an article in FERMA/AIRMIC’s joint Brexit Newsletter advising risk management professionals of some of the key matters that they will need to consider to prevent a Brexit-related “no deal” crisis. Given it remains … Continue reading

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Full draft Political Declaration on future relationship: comments on trade in goods

The long awaited draft Political Declaration on the future relationship between the EU and the UK which will “accompany” the draft Withdrawal Agreement has now been published. We need to point out that it needs to be read together with the … Continue reading

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THE PROTOCOL ON IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND (THE BACKSTOP)

The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland aims to avoid the need for a “hard border” between Ireland and Northern Ireland by creating a “single customs territory” (that is, a customs union) between the whole of the UK and the EU. The … Continue reading

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FINAL BATCH OF UK GOVERNMENT’S BREXIT ‘NO DEAL’ TECHNICAL NOTICES RELEASED

Today, the UK Government released the fourth batch of technical notices about the impact of a “no deal” scenario at the end of March 2019. These are available here. This fourth batch is of 29 and includes notices on trading … Continue reading

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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: 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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