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The Repeal Bill: Understanding the small print

14 July 2017

Yesterday, the Government published the long-awaited Repeal Bill, formally named the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The bill aims to transpose EU law into UK law, wherever practically possible. The immediate relationship businesses have with laws and regulations in the UK will change post-Brexit. The Repeal Bill is the first step.

As ever, the devil is in the detail; there are provisions in the bill that businesses will want to consider. So-called Henry VIII rules will allow the Government to enact regulations with less scrutiny than they would normally. These provisions are likely to be highly contentious, so watch this space. 

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Global Britain - Brexit and the customs union (part two)

12 July 2017

LexisNexis

In this article, first published by LexisNexis, Lourdes Catrain and Eleni Theodoropoulou of Hogan Lovells, Brussels, further examine how the EU customs union works in practice and looks at some of the UK’s trade options and considerations outside the customs union.

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We need an indefinite Brexit transition, says EU trade specialist

23 June 2017

Financial News

Coverage in Financial News, incorporating comments from partner Charles Brasted around Theresa May’s negotiating position.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Government Relations and Policy Advocacy

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Clock ticking on passporting rights

22 June 2017

New Law Journal

Coverage in New Law Journal, including comments from partner Rachel Kent around passporting rights after Brexit.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Financial Services

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'Moving target': Queen’s Speech outlines new national legal framework as Brexit dominates Tory agenda

21 June 2017

Legal Business

Coverage in Legal Business, including comments from partner Charles Brasted around the Queen's speech.

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

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Queen’s speech covers whiplash, judges & Brexit

21 June 2017

New Law Journal

Article in New Law Journal  following the Queen's speech. Partner Charles Brasted is quoted.

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

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Queen's Speech paves the way for Brexit

21 June 2017

The Queen's Speech has set out the Government's intended legislative programme for the next two years – and its focus is Brexit.  The (no-longer Great) Repeal Bill is confirmed, providing for continuity at the point of Brexit, by converting existing EU law into domestic law by default and as far as possible. Furthermore, the Queen's Speech promises specific legislation on a number of issues arising from Brexit.

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What does Brexit mean for life sciences companies in the EU and UK?

20 June 2017

STAT

Life sciences companies in both the EU and the UK are beginning to speculate on what Brexit will mean for business. In this video, Elisabethann Wright, partner, and Jane Summerfield, counsel, in our European Life Sciences Regulatory Group discuss the impact of Brexit on life sciences companies.

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare

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Glide path, cliff hanger, and cliff edge: Take a look at 3 of the most likely Brexit scenarios

14 June 2017

Business Insider UK

News article in Business Insider UK featuring our practical roadmap for leaving the EU.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

Brexit Bulletin

Brexit – Now it gets serious

12 June 2017

With formal negotiations between the UK and EU set to begin next week, it's clear that understanding the process is at least as important as the ultimate outcome. "Brexit – a Practical Roadmap", published today, is your essential guide for the journey ahead. 

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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?  Will the Brexit process continue 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 some of the key questions arising in this context in the attached briefing note.

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Brexit and Japanese companies

30 May 2017

Journal of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

Partner Frederick Ch'en, based in our Tokyo office, discusses the Brexit impact for Japanese companies. This article was first published in the CIPA Journal, Vol. 46, No. 5 (May 2017).

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Jurisdictions: Japan

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Brexit Proving Perplexing for Brand Owners - Nearly Half Have No Post-EU Trademark Filing Strategy, Hogan Lovells Survey Reveals

25 May 2017

Hogan Lovells

"Nearly half (48%) of brand owners do not have a clearly-defined trademark filing strategy for when Britain leaves the European Union, according to Brand Benchmarking 2017."

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Brexit: what alternatives are there to passporting?

22 May 2017

MoneyWeek

News article in MoneyWeek, following partner Rachel Kent’s interview with Matthew Partridge around Ceta and passporting.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Financial Services

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New Webinar Series - Navigating the Negotiations

19 May 2017

One year on from the Referendum, the UK General Election will kickstart the negotiations and legislation to lay the foundations of the post-Brexit world.
 
Our Navigating the Negotiations webinar series will provide a roadmap through the process and a practical toolkit for every business.

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