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Delivering Brexit: Putting plans into practice

The news regarding the conditional agreement between the EU and UK on the terms of a 21 month transition period is welcome. However, as both sides have made clear: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. We will only know … Continue reading

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BROADCASTING: A KEY BREXIT PRIORITY

In her Brexit speech on 2 March 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May highlighted broadcasting as a key priority in the ongoing negotiations with the EU. This follows a warning that Britain’s status as a global broadcasting hub is under threat … Continue reading

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The House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union publishes the analysis of the impact of three Brexit scenarios on the British economy

The House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union publishes the analysis of the Department for Exiting the EU on the impact of an EEA-type, FTA-type, and WTO Brexit scenarios on UK’s industries with a short sector narrative of … Continue reading

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Donald Tusk issues the European Council’s Brexit draft negotiating guidelines

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has today issued the draft negotiating guidelines of the EU 27 Member States on the post-Brexit trade relationship between the EU and the UK. The draft will now be discussed among the remaining … Continue reading

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The UK’s access to the EU’s preferential trade arrangements

There is much current discussion about the application of the EU’s current preferential trade agreements to the UK post-Brexit, both during and after a transition period.¬†The attached briefing considers a number of issues this raises, including the potential to roll-over … Continue reading

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What Should GCs Be Doing To Prepare Their Businesses For Brexit?

Here is a recent report aimed at general counsel and published by Legal Business which Herbert Smith Freehills contributed to.  

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Crunch time on Brexit and climate policy

Note: This article first appeared in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit on 3 January 2018 and we have permission to republish it. The UK and the EU27 have said they want a close partnership post-Brexit but this year could test … Continue reading

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Brexit – EIOPA publishes opinion on cross-border legacy business

This post was originally published on our Insurance notes blog. An¬†opinion published by EIOPA on 21 December 2017 raises concerns for UK insurers who have policyholders in EEA states other than the UK. This will include, for example, every life … Continue reading

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Brexit negotiations ready to move to next phase

Following agreement reached in the early hours today on the Irish border issue, the negotiators have agreed that sufficient progress has now been made on the first phase of the negotiations in order to move on to the next phase … Continue reading

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Brexit and Africa

As the UK calls time on its 44 year membership of the EU, repercussions are felt further afield. African countries which currently access the EU via the UK, such as Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, or have the UK … Continue reading

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