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Commission’s notice on Brexit and copyright: Is it as bad as it sounds?

1 May 2018

by Penny Thornton and Alastair Shaw

On 28 March 2018 the Commission published a Notice to Stakeholders on the Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Copyright. The Notice reminds stakeholders that, unless the UK comes to an agreement with the EU, there will be legal repercussions to Brexit.

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Industries: TMT
Services: Copyright

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UK committed to implementing EU Clinical Trials Regulation post-Brexit

1 May 2018

By Julia Fraser and Jane Summerfield

The UK Government has confirmed that it is committed to implementing the new EU Clinical Trials Regulation (EU) 534/2014 ("EU CTR") into UK law post-Brexit.

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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The impact of the Geo-blocking Regulation after Brexit

16 April 2018

By Oliver Wilson and Josefine Crona

In anticipation of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, the European Commission has released a Notice to Stakeholders on the impact of Brexit on the incoming rules on geo-blocking (the “Notice“).

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Industries: TMT

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Rules of Origin: a ‘hidden hard Brexit’ for the UK food industry?

5 April 2018

By Richard Welfare & Josefine Crona

The Food and Drink Federation has published a report on the potential impact of rules of origin on UK food and drink exporters in the likely event that the UK ceases to be part of the EU customs union after Brexit.

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Industries: Consumer
Services: Food Law

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The impact of Brexit on the enforcement of judgments between the UK and EU Member States post-Brexit

28 March 2018

By Paul Chaplin, Neil Mirchandani, Philip Parish and Ivan Shiu

The impact of Brexit on the enforcement of judgments between the UK and EU member states is increasingly at the forefront of businesses' minds. This blog describes how the current system of reciprocal enforcement of judgments operates throughout the EU and considers the positions expressed by the EU and the UK on what may happen post-Brexit.  There are a number of options that the EU and UK Government could take to ensure that there is a coherent regime of reciprocal enforcement post-Brexit, and both sides have intimated their desire for coherence, however, neither have yet detailed how such a regime could work in practice.  If no deal is reached, a number of procedural hurdles could be imposed on businesses wishing to enforce a UK judgment in an EU Member State and vice versa. It is not possible to state definitively how Brexit will impact the ability of companies to enforce English judgments in EU Member States and EU Member State judgments before the English courts, however, there are a number of steps that companies can take to help mitigate any uncertainty surrounding how English judgments will be enforced post-Brexit.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom