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Subsidy Control Bill 2021: UK announces post-Brexit state subsidy regime (July 2021)

On 30 June 2021, the UK Government published the Subsidy Control Bill 2021 (the Bill) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the outcomes of the February 2021 subsidy control consultation paper.

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New year, new dawn for English/EU disputes: What does this mean for you? (December 2020)

After the year we have all had, it is probably true to say that most, if not all of us, will be pleased to welcome in 2021. However, with it comes the end of the Brexit Transition period, and consequently the end of various UK/EU jurisdiction, service, and enforcement provisions that have been in place for several years.

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Brexit and commodities derivatives regulation: Recent developments and their impact on commodities businesses (October 2020)

Negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal now seem likely to go down to the wire. With the end of the transition period fast approaching and increased warnings of a slim or no deal, the future regulatory landscape for commodities businesses remains unclear.

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Brexit: No deal, yet… how can commodities traders prepare? (October 2020)

A short article published on LinkedIn by Amanda Rathbone, Professional Support Lawyer.

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End of Brexit transition period: Action items (August 2020)

The transition period, during which EU law continues to apply to and in the UK following its exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, is due to expire on 31 December 2020.

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Transitioning to new border arrangements: EU-UK trade from 1 January 2021 (August 2020)

The UK Government has revealed the border controls that will apply on the UK border between the UK and the European Union following the end of the Brexit transition period (Transition Period), anticipated to be on 1 January 2021. This follows its announcement in June 2020 that import controls on goods moving from the EU to the UK would be introduced in phases over the first six months of 2021, giving importers ‘time to adjust’ and avoiding a cliff edge of regulation.

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Brexit Update – 'No-Deal' Checklist (July 2019)

With both candidates to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom refusing to rule out a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, and the current ‘no-deal’ deadline of 31st October 2019 looming, it is important for UK companies and companies which do business with the UK to ensure that they are ‘Brexit-proof’. In this briefing, we provide a checklist of key items for businesses to consider when planning for a no-deal Brexit.

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Brexit and personal data – How to keep business flowing (November 2018)

Unless a deal is struck it is likely that after Brexit extra measures (such as ‘Standard Contractual Clauses’) will need to be put in place to legitimise transfers of personal data from organisations and individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA) to organisations in the United Kingdom (UK).

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Aerospace: Brexit Update (November 2018)

In previous briefings we have highlighted the central issues for the aviation and aerospace industries which will need resolution in the run up to the UK's departure from the EU.

As the months have progressed, whilst there is no doubt a great deal of work being done behind the scenes, the fruits of that are not yet apparent and industry grows increasingly nervous about the prospect of a “cliff-edge” or “no deal” Brexit. In this update, we look at where matters stand with regard to the primary Brexit considerations for aviation and the UK government's current proposals for the UK's future relationship with the EU.

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Brexit – Impact of a 'no deal' scenario on EU cross-border insolvencies (October 2018)

On 13 September 2018, the UK Government published a guidance notice (Guidance) on handling civil disputes, including cross-border insolvencies, in the event that the UK exits the EU without having first agreed a framework for ongoing civil judicial cooperation, and from which time and date (11 pm on 29 March 2019) the UK will not benefit from the EU rules to replace the current arrangements.

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Brexit - impact of a 'no deal' on English disputes with EU counter parties (September 2018)

In preparation for what many now see as being the most likely outcome, the UK Government (Government) has published its guidance on how disputes will be dealt with in the event of the UK exiting the EU without it first having agreed a framework with the EU for ongoing civil judicial cooperation.

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Brexit update: Deal or No Deal? (July 2018)

Recent developments – or lack thereof – in Brexit negotiations, have made a ‘no-deal’ Brexit a significant possibility. All companies likely to be affected by Brexit should now be putting in place contingency plans to safeguard their business in the event that no agreement is reached.

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Brexit: EU/UK progress report (December 2017)

The EU/UK joint report on the progress of the Brexit negotiations, announced today, contains the following key points.

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UK Trade Policy Post-Brexit (September 2017)

Following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU – after any transitional period which may be negotiated – the UK will be in a position to formulate its own trade policy.

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UK Policy on Sanctions Post-Brexit (September 2017)

On 2 August 2017 the UK Government published its plans1 for sanctions post-Brexit. This followed a 9-week consultation and the announcement of a Sanctions Bill in the Queen’s speech on 21 June 2017.

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Public Procurement Post-Brexit (September 2017)

Public Procurement in the UK is currently governed by EU Directives transposed into UK Regulations2 (the Rules). These aim to promote a single EU market, where contractors can bid for public work across the EU and receive equal treatment, prevent bribery and corruption and achieve the best value for money for public spending.

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BREXIT: easier, cheaper and more efficient cross-border litigation (August 2017)

The UK Government's most recent position paper shows a clear desire to continue civil judicial co-operation with EU member states post-Brexit. The Government's drive to maximise security and continuity despite uncertain times ahead is therefore positive news for businesses, but will ultimately depend on the UK's negotiating foothold in continuing Brexit negotiations.

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The Repeal Bill and beyond (July 2017)

Following the House of Commons vote on 29 June, we now know the government's focus in terms of legislation to be prioritised in light of Brexit.

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Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare (June 2017)

The votes have been counted and the Conservatives, who failed to maintain a majority, remain the largest party. Theresa May has confirmed that she will continue as Prime Minister and has been invited by the Queen to form a government, working with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.

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Brexit considerations for aviation: Are the skies becoming any clearer? (February 2017)

A great deal was written in the immediate aftermath of last June’s referendum result as to the potential impact of Brexit on aerospace interests in the UK and how the future regulatory landscape might look.

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Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the end of March (January 2017)

In this briefing we discuss the Supreme Court's judgment on Tuesday 24 January 2017, which upheld the High Court's ruling requiring an Act of Parliament to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU, the Lisbon Treaty), the mechanism which starts the two year period for negotiating the UK's exit from the EU.

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Trading after Brexit: navigating WTO rules (November 2016)

If the UK formally exits the EU at the end of the Article 50 process without a free trade agreement with the EU in place, trade between the UK and the EU will have to rely on WTO rules. This article provides an introduction to those rules for exporters and importers of goods and services, and clarifies what Brexit might actually mean for them, including the possibility of increased tariffs, increased customs formalities and other challenges.

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Preparing for Brexit: seven things that (re)insurance businesses can do now (July 2016)

June’s vote to leave the EU has set the UK on course for Brexit. It is not yet known exactly when the final exit will take place (although two years’ notice is required) and it is far from clear which EU treaties and legislation will continue to apply in the UK or the extent to which UK businesses will be able to continue operating in the EU.

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Next steps for out (June 2016)

The UK has decided by a majority vote to leave the EU. Here we discuss how this will impact your business.

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