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House of Lords Committee deems Government's Brexit Withdrawal Bill "constitutionally unacceptable"

30 January 2018

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

On the eve of the debate in the House of Lords on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (the Bill), the House of Lords Constitution Committee (the Committee) has published a report (the Report) describing the Bill as "constitutionally unacceptable", "conceptually flawed" and concluding that, in its current form, it "risks fundamentally undermining legal certainty".  The Report calls for a major re-write of the Bill, despite it having already been voted through the House of Commons earlier in January.

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How will Brexit impact UK and EU influence over international economic regulation?

15 January 2018

By Rachel Brandenburger* and Andrew Eaton

With the EU and the UK having made "sufficient progress" on the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU during phase one of the Brexit negotiations, attention has shifted to the framework for the future relationship between the UK and the EU post-Brexit and the necessary transitional arrangements.  These issues will no doubt come to dominate discussions about Brexit in the coming months.  However, a wider and equally important consequence of Brexit also needs consideration: the effect of Brexit on the UK's and the EU's respective relationships with the rest of the world through the exercise of "soft power".

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Brexit negotiations poised for intense start to 2018

21 December 2017

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

In what looks set to be the last major Brexit development of 2017, the European Commission yesterday published its recommended draft negotiating directives for the next phase of the Article 50 negotiations.  The Council will decide whether to adopt the directives in January 2018, which would formally allow the EU to begin negotiating the second phase of the talks.

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Government concedes: implementing Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will require another Act of Parliament

15 November 2017

By Charles BrastedAndrew Eaton and Louis Biggs

The EU Withdrawal Bill has now entered the committee stage in the House of Commons.  This is the stage at which Parliament gets into the detail of the Bill, including amending it if necessary. 

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Hogan Lovells Host Successful Launch Of Cobcoe's Brexit - The Voices Of European Business Report

27 September 2017

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

100 business leaders. 27 roundtables. 18 economies of the EU27.  One central conclusion: Politicians are not listening to the concerns and priorities of European business. That was the consensus at the launch of an important and timely report by the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE): Brexit – the Voices of European Business, hosted by Hogan Lovells on Monday 25 September 2017. 

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