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What now for Brexit?: Post Election Briefing

9 June 2017

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.

This raises a number of issues for an already uncertain Brexit process. Will the Brexit deal the UK seeks remain unchanged? Can negotiations realistically start on 19 June as planned? There seems little doubt that there will be increased instability in the UK political position for the foreseeable future. Will the minority government be able to operate effectively?

We address below some of the key questions arising in this context.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Brexit FAQ: Patent issues

7 June 2017

Life sciences companies with operations in the UK or Europe are wondering where to even start when it comes to Brexit-related legal issues. To give you a jumpstart, our colleagues from different practice groups across multiple countries have prepared a series of questions you should ask to better understand how Brexit will impact your business and to clarify what steps need to be taken. In this edition, we share questions to ask when reviewing patent issues.

Read the full article here.

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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EU-Singapore FTA Opinion of the Court of Justice

19 May 2017

Has the Court’s opinion on the EU Singapore FTA shaped future EU trade agreements and a future EU-UK FTA?

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Services: International Trade and Investment

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Brexit FAQ: Commercial contracts

18 April 2017

Life sciences companies with operations in the UK or Europe are wondering where to even start when it comes to Brexit-related legal issues. To give you a jumpstart, our colleagues from different practice groups across multiple countries have prepared a series of questions you should ask to better understand how Brexit will impact your business and to clarify what steps need to be taken. In this edition, we share questions to ask when reviewing existing contracts and negotiating new agreements.

Read the full article here.

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Mutual Recognition - A basis for market access after Brexit

11 April 2017

Hogan Lovells has assisted The International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG), a regulatory advisory group to the financial and professional services sector, to develop a framework for EU market access as Government embarks on Brexit negotiations.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Financial Services, International Trade and Investment