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Déjà VUCA – the (formal) return of the Scottish Referendum debate…

20 March 2017

By Pamela Buxton

The Scottish Government has a track record in taking pre-emptive action when it comes to Scottish referendums on independence. 

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Government Relations and Policy Advocacy

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Brexit: What's on the Menu for the UK's Food Operators?

10 March 2017

By George Jenkins and Richard Welfare

With so much focus on sectors such as financial services, it is easy to forget that the impact of Brexit on the UK's food industry could also be significant. From trading and supply chain implications, potential issues in accessing skilled labour, to regulatory compliance considerations, the outcome of the UK Government's negotiations on the future relationship between the UK and the EU is set to be key for the food industry. 

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Food Law

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Agreeing how to disagree: Brexit, future EU-UK agreements and the need for an umpire

7 March 2017

By Charles Brasted, Andrew Eaton and Telha Arshad 

What good is a cricket game without an umpire? While both teams might be applying the same rules, situations often crop up in which a definitive interpretation must be given, and the rules of the game enforced. The same applies to bilateral agreements: they inevitably require a mechanism that will ensure consistent interpretation and, if necessary, enforcement of the agreement between the parties.

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

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Relocation of the EU Medicines Agency - The Netherlands: Tulips & EMA, a Gouda combination

1 March 2017

By Silvia Gardini and Hein Van den Bos

The EMA is looking for a new home. According to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports' formal bid, this home is where the heart of the Netherlands is. It might not have the food, weather or mountains Italy has to offer, as argued by our colleague Riccardo Fruscalzo in his blog post. Actually it has no mountains. But, here are five reasons why the Netherlands should be the EMA's host country of choice. 

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare
Jurisdictions: The Netherlands

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Brexit: the ball is in which court?

22 February 2017

By Charles Brasted

Brexit "will bring an end to the jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK". That is the assertion in the UK Government's Brexit White Paper¸ and it was the promise of the Leave campaign.  But the reality is more complex.  The future relevance of the CJEU for UK law will be a key feature of the negotiations ahead, with implications well beyond the legal profession.

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