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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

Latest thinking - Macro

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

Latest thinking - Macro

Brexit clauses

11 July 2016

We explore what you need to know about Brexit clauses and why you might need them in your contracts.

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Services: Business Structures, Commercial, Complex Contracting

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Brexit and UK-related M&A

4 July 2016

Whatever your M&A strategy, you want to understand and react properly to the post-referendum world. In this note, we look at some of the immediate legal issues and questions which arise following the EU Referendum result in relation to UK M&A - from public and private M&A to merger control, MACs, due diligence and restrictive covenants.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Mergers and Acquisitions