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The terms of an orderly Brexit transition are now known but remain uncertain

23 March 2018

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

The EU27 have agreed the terms of the UK's transitional period with the EU following its exit on 29 March 2019 and adopted guidelines setting out the EU's negotiating position on the future relationship.

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EU Commission draft Brexit agreement clarifies continued protection for unitary IPRs

15 March 2018

By Sahira Khwaja and Clare Matheson

*Reposted from www.limegreenipnews.com - Link

On 28 February 2018, the European Commission published the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK.  The paper is, of course, only a draft and the UK government has not yet commented on or agreed to any of its terms but it is the first time we have had a concrete statement of either side's position in the negotiations.  It will be discussed by the EU Council and the Brexit Steering Group of the EU Parliament over the next few weeks before it is negotiated with the UK government.

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UK needs active trade agenda post-Brexit, but meaningful trade discussions with non-EU nations uncertain until UK-EU deal is confirmed

6 March 2018

By Lourdes Catrain and Warren Maruyama

As the UK urgently negotiates a bespoke trade agreement with the EU, it must also look to retain over 40 free trade agreements with non-EU nations. This is a complicated process, with many parties involved and there are serious concerns that the continuing lack of clarity around what terms the UK would pursue and what terms it can secure in its future relationship with the EU will hinder the process. 

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Hogan Lovells Brexit Taskforce responds to Theresa May's speech

5 March 2018

London, 2 March 2018 — Theresa May has today set out in more detail than ever before the bold future relationship that the UK Government believes to be in the interests of both the UK and the EU.  She tackles head on the accusation that any bespoke deal amounts to cherry-picking, recognising that there needs to be a fair balance between benefits and obligations.  She accepts in terms that, where the EU or UK choose to move away from regulatory alignment, that will come with consequent losses in access to each other's markets.

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Theresa May issues invitation to Brexit economic pragmatism

2 March 2018

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

On 2 March 2018, Theresa May made her third major speech on Brexit in which she set out in more detail than ever before the ambitious future relationship that the UK Government is seeking to negotiate with the EU. 

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom