On 13 June, the United Kingdom Government introduced to Parliament the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill that would unilaterally override the main content of the Northern Ireland Protocol (the “Protocol”) contained in the Withdrawal Agreement by which the UK left from the European Union.
HSF Partner Lode Van Den Hende and Consultant Eric White have authored a post on our Beyond Brexit blog (here) briefly explaining the content of the Bill, as well as examining the legal justification advanced by the UK and comparing it with the taking of safeguard measures as specifically allowed under the Protocol and discussed in a previous View from Brussels. They also comment on the important and difficult issue of the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) over the interpretation of the Protocol and the trade regime for Northern Ireland that it introduces.
The post can be read in in full here.
For more information, please contact Lode Van Den Hende, Partner, Eric White, Consultant, or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact.