The backstop in the Withdrawal Agreement

A temporary customs arrangement to move agricultural and industrial goods across Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the EU27

A legislative storm is on its way. Is your business weather proof?

An overhaul of the UK's legal and regulatory environment of unprecedented scale and speed has begun.  The Government is whipping up a storm of secondary legislation to ready UK law for Brexit. Up to 1,000 new statutory instruments are expected in the next five months.

UK M&A: Brexit and investment in UK life sciences

While Brexit is likely to result in sweeping changes to the UK’s life sciences sector, the rate of M&A and foreign investment is a positive sign that the region will uphold its reputation as a global leader.

Braced for Brexit?

As negotiations continue, so do business preparations. Change is almost inevitable but the extent, nature and timing is uncertain. How can such change be addressed in one-off transactions (e.g. M&A) and in on-going relationships (e.g. key contracts)?

Brexit and digital health

As the UK negotiates its new relationship with the European Union, the provision of crossborder healthcare as well as the development and regulation of medical technology pose important questions.

Videos: Brexit – The Voices of European Business

A compilation of videos of the corporate panel - speakers share highlights from the launch of COBCOE's Brexit - The voices of European Business Report.

A New Basis for Access to UK/EU Financial Services Post-Brexit

A group representing the UK’s financial and professional services sector, the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG), has today published a Brexit blueprint, in collaboration with Hogan Lovells, for how the UK can continue trading with the EU after leaving the bloc.

Brexit - the Voices of European Business

In the common interest: business perspectives on priorities for a Brexit that secures prosperity for Europe

The UK's domestic agenda - readying UK law for Brexit

Infographic depicting the UK's current domestic legal framework and what will need to change post-Brexit. Leaving the EU will require the most comprehensive re-writing of the UK's statute book ever undertaken by the UK. 

Navigating the Negotiations - A Practical Roadmap

While the fallout from the result of the UK General Election continues, the Brexit process itself is due to enter a new phase, with formal negotiations between the UK and the EU scheduled to begin during the week commencing 19 June.

What now for Brexit?: Post Election Briefing

In the UK’s General Election on 8 June 2017, Theresa May’s Conservatives fell short of a Parliamentary majority even though they secured the largest share of the popular vote and seats in the House of Commons. Mrs May has since confirmed her intention to continue as a minority government.

Brexit FAQ: Patent issues

Life sciences companies with operations in the UK or Europe are wondering where to even start when it comes to Brexit-related legal issues.