Insights

We can help you understand the impact of Brexit on your business with our in-depth analysis and practical guides. Our macro pieces will be relevant across all sectors and help businesses understand the areas they need to consider. We also look at specific issues businesses are facing and consider the best ways to tackle them.


The latest view: Enforcement of judgments post-Brexit in the event of a No Deal Scenario

EU Member States currently have an effective regime whereby a judgment creditor in one Member State can enforce a judgment in another Member State pursuant to Regulation (EU) No. 1215/2012 (the "Recast Brussels Regulation"). The regime under the Recast Brussels Regulation represents arguably the most comprehensive and sophisticated multilateral system of civil judicial co-operation in the world.

Temporary Permissions and Contract Continuity for Financial Institutions across Europe

With only days to the revised Brexit date, and still no certainty as to whether an EU-UK deal will be made or what its content will be, we are supporting financial institutions with their preparations. In the face of the impending deadline, many jurisdictions are putting in place emergency measures to deal with the possible impact of a "hard Brexit". We have compiled information in respect of the UK, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain with colleagues in those countries.

Snapshot of key trade law considerations arising out of Brexit

Political developments with respect to Brexit have been evolving swiftly in the past few weeks. Our International Trade team takes a look at some of the key issues if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, including the impact on customs, FTAs, export controls and sanctions plus the plan for Northern Ireland.

Brexit: Where next?

29 March Brexit is no more.  The UK Government and EU have agreed an extension to the Article 50 period until 12 April, with a further extension until 22 May if the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the UK Parliament next week.  Our updated flowchart provides more details on the possible path ahead.

The backstop in the Withdrawal Agreement

A temporary customs arrangement to move agricultural and industrial goods across Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the EU27

A legislative storm is on its way. Is your business weather proof?

An overhaul of the UK's legal and regulatory environment of unprecedented scale and speed has begun.  The Government is whipping up a storm of secondary legislation to ready UK law for Brexit. Up to 1,000 new statutory instruments are expected in the next five months.

UK M&A: Brexit and investment in UK life sciences

While Brexit is likely to result in sweeping changes to the UK’s life sciences sector, the rate of M&A and foreign investment is a positive sign that the region will uphold its reputation as a global leader.

Braced for Brexit?

As negotiations continue, so do business preparations. Change is almost inevitable but the extent, nature and timing is uncertain. How can such change be addressed in one-off transactions (e.g. M&A) and in on-going relationships (e.g. key contracts)?

Brexit and digital health

As the UK negotiates its new relationship with the European Union, the provision of crossborder healthcare as well as the development and regulation of medical technology pose important questions.

Videos: Brexit – The Voices of European Business

A compilation of videos of the corporate panel - speakers share highlights from the launch of COBCOE's Brexit - The voices of European Business Report.

A New Basis for Access to UK/EU Financial Services Post-Brexit

A group representing the UK’s financial and professional services sector, the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG), has today published a Brexit blueprint, in collaboration with Hogan Lovells, for how the UK can continue trading with the EU after leaving the bloc.

Brexit - the Voices of European Business

In the common interest: business perspectives on priorities for a Brexit that secures prosperity for Europe