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Brexit: Trading a new path

5 December 2016

Brexit represents an unprecedented and likely very complex and difficult separation that may require the United Kingdom (UK) to completely renegotiate and restructure its trade relations with the European Union (EU), World Trade Organization (WTO), and key trading partners.

Prime Minister May’s announcement that the UK would submit its notice of withdrawal under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by the end of March provides some clarity on Brexit’s timing, but little detail on how the negotiations will unfold.

In this note, we explore what might lie ahead for both the UK and the rest of the EU as new trade relationships and agreements are negotiated.

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Brexit: shaping your future

15 August 2016

Businesses around the world are assessing the potential impact of Brexit on their operations and relationships in the UK, the EU, and internationally, and on the commercial and investment opportunities open to them.

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Brexit: trade associations and competition law

11 August 2016

How to discuss your industry’s reaction to Brexit without falling foul of competition law

Given the economic, political and legal uncertainty following the “Leave”vote, businesses will understandably want to discuss with each other how Brexit will affect their industry and explore how they can help shape the future of the legal and regulatory landscape affecting it.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Antitrust and Competition

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Brexit: what now?

29 July 2016

Uncoupling UK law from the EU

Much UK law is currently linked to that of the EU. Ending the UK’s membership of the EU will require significant uncoupling of the two legal systems.

This paper provides an introduction to the inter-relationship of UK law and EU law and the legal mechanisms that might be used to separate them. As the issues surrounding implementation are highly complex, this introductory paper tries to provide a clear outline that can act as the foundation for more detailed analysis.

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Industries: Financial Institutions

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Possible models for the UK/EU relationship

14 July 2016

This paper summarizes some potential alternative models for the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, together with the key differences between the models which will need to be addressed in determining both the shape and impact of that new relationship.

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Industries: Financial Institutions