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What you need to know before Brexit gets underway this week

27 March 2017

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

This Wednesday, the UK embarks on a journey not previously taken by any other EU Member State. The process for withdrawing from the EU, which will get officially underway following the UK's formal notification to the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the EU on 29 March 2017, is untested and there is much uncertainty about how it will run. 

Here we answer five crucial questions about what comes next. To find out more, join us the day after Article 50 is due to be triggered, 30 March 2017, for the first in a series of webinars we will be hosting throughout the Brexit process by clicking here.

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Video: The Hogan Lovells Brexometer

27 March 2017

Susan Bright, Managing Partner for the UK and Africa and Leader of our Brexit Taskforce, shares highlights from the Hogan Lovells Brexometer survey, which measures the sentiment of business leaders across the world on the impact of Brexit.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Uncertain times call for cool heads

24 March 2017

By Ambassador Hugo Paemen 

We live in changing times. In 2016, both the election of President Donald Trump and the Brexit vote caught many off guard.

Already there’s nothing concrete about 2017 and looking even further ahead is fraught with difficulty. Nonetheless, it’s now down to policy-makers and business leaders to chart a course through unpredictable waters.

But, for Ambassador Hugo Paemen, a senior advisor in the Brussels office of Hogan Lovells, that’s nothing out of the ordinary. As an EU trade relations pioneer of over four decades’ standing, he knows all about the sharp end.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: International Trade and Investment

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Brexit ahead for TMT …8 months on

22 March 2017

By Peter Watts

Eight months ago, just before the Referendum, I anticipated the implications of a Leave vote for the sector. Today sees the publication of the first results of the Hogan Lovells "Brexometer", which will track the attitudes of global business to Brexit through the Article 50 process. 

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Industries: TMT
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Brexit – The Japanese perspective

22 March 2017

By Jacky Scanlan-Dyas

"There are numerous Japanese businesses operating in Europe, which have created 440,000 jobs. A considerable number of these firms are concentrated in the UK. Nearly half of Japanese direct investment intended for the EU in 2015 flowed to the UK, and the UK was one of the major destinations for Japan’s investment stock within the EU as of the end of last year. […] In light of the fact that a number of Japanese businesses, invited by the Government in some cases, have invested actively to the UK, which was seen to be a gateway to Europe, and have established value-chains across Europe, we strongly request that the UK will consider this fact seriously and respond in a responsible manner to minimise any harmful effects on these businesses."

Although long, this quote sums up perfectly what you need to know about the Japanese perspective on Brexit. 

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Jurisdictions: Japan