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Moving on from "passporting" draws an international crowd...

30 January 2017

By Pamela Buxton

It is not often that the publication of a legal analysis draws the attention of an international crowd of journalists and policymakers. However, last Monday's launch of our report on "The EU's Third Country Regime and Alternatives to Passporting" in our packed auditorium saw Rachel Kent, Mark Hoban, Peter Lilley, Ashley Fox and Baroness Bowles of Berkhamstead fielding questions from the Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Le Figaro and others from among the over 140 guests. This report of the International Regulatory Strategy Group, in cooperation with TheCityUK and City of London Corporation, was commissioned by  Hogan Lovells and received significant support from senior leaders across the financial services industry.

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Industries: Financial Institutions, Insurance
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Supreme Court rules Brexit must be triggered by UK Parliament

25 January 2017

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy

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State Aid: What we now know

18 January 2017

By Falk Schoening, Lourdes Catrain and Christopher Lock

Yesterday, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, set out the UK Government's long-awaited position on what the UK out of the EU should look like. The announcement of what is generally thought of as a "hard Brexit" negotiating position was combined with a stern reminder that the UK outside the EU will have the freedom to set "competitive tax rates", policies to attract and support global business and investment, as well as "changing the basis of Britain's economic model". This indicates how the UK Government may attempt to create leverage in the negotiations with the EU in order to maintain its competitiveness if the EU closes access for the UK to the Single Market.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: International Trade and Investment

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May Day: What we now know about Brexit

17 January 2017

By Charles Brasted and Telha Arshad

For those who have been listening carefully to the UK Government in recent months, today's speech by Prime Minister Theresa May will be a confirmation that the UK Government has recognised the logical consequences of the political commitments it has made — and an indication of its aspirations for an economic pact that works for the UK and the EU.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Supreme Court Day 4: in the end, it is about where to start

8 December 2016

By Andrew Eaton and Oliver Travers

Today was the final day of the Supreme Court hearing of the Article 50 case (R (Miller and Ors) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union). The Court heard submissions from the Scottish and Welsh governments as well as the various interested parties in the case, as well as the Government's response to the arguments made against it since Tuesday.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy