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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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Mind the Gap! is “Equivalence” equivalent to “Passporting”?

8 November 2016

In this note, we explore the key differences between passporting and equivalence regimes.

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Industries: Financial Institutions, Insurance
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Financial Services

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Brexit: The potential impact of Brexit on securitization transactions

28 October 2016

Impact of the referendum

Following the vote in the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU, there is some uncertainty as to how this will impact transactions.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Capital Markets

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Brexit: The Implications for Environmental Regulation

18 October 2016

Brexit will have implications for all businesses subject to environmental regulation. Because of the breadth of environmental regulation, this article provides an overview, and then appraises by subject matter.

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Industries: Energy and Natural Resources
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Environment

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Brexit: What will this mean for derivatives transactions?

6 September 2016

Following the result of the vote in the UK referendum on 23 June 2016, there is some uncertainty about how the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) will impact derivatives transactions.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Capital Markets