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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

Latest thinking - Macro

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

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Progress? Interpreting the EU’s draft Negotiating Guidelines on the UK becoming a “third country”

6 April 2017

The Article 50 process began on 29 March 2017 and by 31 March 2017 we had the first formal indication of the approach the EU will take to the negotiations to follow.

The EU issued its draft negotiating guidelines and sparked, to its apparent surprise, much sound and fury from the UK over potential implications of the references to Gibraltar. This followed the sound and fury, or as Boris would put it “sturm und drang”, over the   UK’s eleven references to the importance of future co-operation on security in its own Article 50 notification letter.

To read more on where negotiation positions are a week on, click here.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Financial Services, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy, International Trade and Investment

Latest thinking - Macro

The UK and the EEA after Brexit

29 March 2017

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up to promote free trade and economic integration to­ the benefit of its members. In this note we explore the scope of the EFTA; the European Economic Area Agreement (EEA); the relationship between the EEA EU Pillar and EEA EFTA Pillar; and how this may all work with post-Brexit UK.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: International Trade and Investment