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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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Why the Repeal Bill is central to making Brexit a success

11 July 2017

By Peter Watts and Andrew Eaton

The Government's highly anticipated, formerly 'Great', Repeal Bill – to be published this Thursday,13 July 2017 – is likely to be the most constitutionally significant legislation enacted by the UK Parliament since the European Communities Act 1972, which took the UK into the European Economic Community and which the Repeal Bill is set to repeal and replace.

In this blog, we look ahead to what the Bill is expected to do, what happens next and the consequences of Parliament failing to pass the Repeal Bill into legislation before the UK leaves the EU.

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Stuck in the middle without EU: UK courts grapple with Brexit uncertainty

5 May 2017

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

One of the UK Government's central objectives for Brexit is to bring an end to the jurisdiction in the UK of the Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU").  A necessary implication of this objective is that, unless agreed otherwise during the Article 50 negotiations, citizens and businesses seeking a determination of their legal claims in the UK courts will lose their ability to make references to the CJEU on questions of EU law after Brexit takes effect. 

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, the UK courts are starting to be asked to address the legal uncertainty this raises for those with legal proceedings outstanding during the Brexit negotiation period: where questions of EU law arise after Brexit in cases filed in the UK courts before Brexit, how and by whom will these questions be determined?

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Pensions, Tax

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General Election 2017: comply with the campaigning rules

26 April 2017

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

The General Election campaigning rules have kicked in – and apply retrospectively back to 9 June 2016 and until 8 June 2017. Businesses need to review both past and future publications, events and other activities during the regulated period to ensure compliance with the widely-drafted regulations on controlled expenditure.

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