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Navigating the Negotiations - A Practical Roadmap

12 June 2017

While the fallout from the result of the UK General Election continues, the Brexit process itself is due to enter a new phase, with formal negotiations between the UK and the EU scheduled to begin during the week commencing 19 June.

Whilst those negotiations remain uncertain (and the Election result will inevitably raise new questions as to the UK's negotiating strategy), the process is at least as important as the ultimate outcome.  The process will determine whether business is able to plan ahead or is left uncertain up to the last minute and faces sudden, unpredictable, changes.

From a practical perspective, understanding the process is therefore key to managing Brexit business risk.

"Brexit – a Practical Roadmap" is the essential companion to the journey. 

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What now for Brexit?: Post Election Briefing

9 June 2017

In the UK’s General Election on 8 June 2017, Theresa May’s Conservatives fell short of a Parliamentary majority even though they secured the largest share of the popular vote and seats in the House of Commons. Mrs May has since confirmed her intention to continue as a minority government.

This raises a number of issues for an already uncertain Brexit process. Will the Brexit deal the UK seeks remain unchanged? Can negotiations realistically start on 19 June as planned? There seems little doubt that there will be increased instability in the UK political position for the foreseeable future. Will the minority government be able to operate effectively?

We address below some of the key questions arising in this context.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Mutual Recognition - A basis for market access after Brexit

11 April 2017

Hogan Lovells has assisted The International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG), a regulatory advisory group to the financial and professional services sector, to develop a framework for EU market access as Government embarks on Brexit negotiations.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Financial Services, International Trade and Investment

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The UK and the EEA after Brexit

29 March 2017

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up to promote free trade and economic integration to­ the benefit of its members. In this note we explore the scope of the EFTA; the European Economic Area Agreement (EEA); the relationship between the EEA EU Pillar and EEA EFTA Pillar; and how this may all work with post-Brexit UK.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: International Trade and Investment

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The Hogan Lovells Brexometer

22 March 2017

The Hogan Lovells Brexometer survey, in conjunction with Oxford Economics, measures the sentiment of business leaders across the world on the impact of Brexit. 

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