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Lost in transition

1 November 2017

As the negotiations continue, a consensus is emerging that more time is needed. The negotiations are progressing slowly, a future trade agreement is yet to be discussed, and the Withdrawal Bill has been delayed.

Calls are growing for "transitional arrangements" to avoid a cliff edge and to provide certainty for business. But beyond knowing that one is desirable, does anyone know what a transition would or even could look like in practice? What are the options, how feasible are they legally and how difficult could they be to negotiate politically and in the time available?

Another issue that remains out there is the possible revocation of the UK's Article 50 notice. It would certainly be a challenge to get this done politically, but is it even legally possible?

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A Brexit blueprint

29 September 2017

This week, we worked with the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) to launch their third Brexit report, A New Basis for Access to UK/EU Financial Services Post Brexit. 

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Back To School Bulletin

8 September 2017

Enjoyed a quiet summer, relaxing in sunshine, and switched off to the world around you? Now worried you might have missed some key Brexit developments? Don't worry, here are the key things you need to know.

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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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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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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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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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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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Introducing the Hogan Lovells Brexometer

22 March 2017

As businesses prepare for the opportunities, challenges and uncertainties that lie ahead, it is a pertinent time for the release of our Hogan Lovells Brexometer survey, which measures the sentiment of business leaders across the world on the impact of Brexit.

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March-ing towards Article 50

7 March 2017

March 2017. The month of Prime Minister May's self-imposed deadline for issuing Article 50. Many questions remain. Whatever the terms of any new arrangement that emerges from the negotiations ahead, there will undoubtedly be some bumps along the way.

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MPs gear up for Brexit vote

1 February 2017

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister May cannot trigger Article 50 without an Act of Parliament authorising her to do so. In response, and just two days later, the Government published its 'Article 50 Bill'. At only 130 words, the Government hopes there would be little to discuss and debate.

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May Day: What we now know

17 January 2017

For those who have been listening carefully to the UK Government in recent months, today's speech by Prime Minister Theresa May will be a confirmation that the UK Government has recognised the logical consequences of the political commitments it has made — and an indication of its aspirations for an economic pact that works for the UK and the EU.

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See you in 2017

21 December 2016

From Brexit to Trump, Matteo Renzi's resignation to the passing of David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Prince………2016 has been a tumultuous year to say the very least.

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A unique opportunity to engage

5 December 2016

Hogan Lovells are delighted to announce that we are partnering with COBCOE for its Brexit Ambition initiative. The project aims to ensure that the UK’s Brexit negotiations include a European dimension by engaging and listening to the priorities and perspectives of the European business community. 

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