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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

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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).

Read the full article here

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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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EU Singapore ruling charts possible Brexit path

16 May 2017

Financial Times (Subsctiption only)

News article in Financial Times regarding the the EU-Singapore trade agreement. Partner Lourdes Catrain is quoted. 

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Services: International Trade and Investment

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Unease lingers over fund worker rights post-Brexit

8 May 2017

Ignites Europe (Subscription only)

Article in Ignites Europe about the concerns that remain over the rights of European Union fund professionals to live and work in the UK, and vice versa, post-Brexit. Partner Elizabeth Slattery is quoted.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Employment

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Only Connect

30 April 2017

COBCOE: Make Europe Work! Magazine  (page 16)

Partner Peter Watts discusses the power of technology in a post-Brexit world.

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Industries: TMT
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Brexit: Is the EU Shifting the Goal Posts?

26 April 2017

Tabb FORUM (Subscription only)

Blog post written by Rachel Kent and Angela Greenough around ESMA’s review of EU regulatory standards ahead of Brexit. Note that this article first appeared on Tabb FORUM.

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

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Finger on the polls- May calls for General Election

19 April 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she intends to trigger a General Election to take place on 8 June 2017. The announcement is the latest unexpected twist in an unpredictable 12 months in British politics.  What does this surprise development mean for the Brexit process?

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Banks Must Step Up Brexit Plans To Win EU Licenses

18 April 2017

Law360 (Subscription only)

News article in Law360 about banks needing to step up their legal preparations for Brexit. Partner Rachel Kent is quoted.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom