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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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Brexit means a Brexit Bill

8 November 2016

Last week a landmark ruling was made: the UK Government must get approval from MPs before issuing notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Whilst a public outcry followed, it is important not to misinterpret the significance of this ruling.

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Brexit: Whose power is it anyway?

26 October 2016

Last week saw the final submissions in the judicial review on whether the UK Government can formally trigger Brexit without parliamentary backing. Although dismissed by some, including the Government's own lawyers, as an attempt to "reverse Brexit", the Claimants' case asks a question that goes to the heart of the relationship between the Government, the Parliament, the courts and the people of the UK.

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The countdown begins

11 October 2016

All eyes and ears were on the Conservative Party Conference last week, where we learnt, critically, that the UK will be out of the EU by early 2019. Moreover, we gleaned that 'Brexit may not just mean Brexit', with the Prime Minister drawing a mandate from the referendum vote for launching her program of social justice within the UK.

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Brexit: You snooze, you lose

20 September 2016

It is 90 days since the UK's electorate voted to leave the EU. 

With so many unknowns, how can you look beyond the uncertainty and decide what to do right now?

The Brexit toolkit  is a seven step practical guide to help you assess real impacts and implement a practical response. It also contains critical analysis of the Brexit process and possible outcomes, the impact of Brexit on EU and UK law and the way to deal with contract "Brexit clauses"

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Deciphering the meaning of Brexit

6 September 2016

Last week saw Theresa May's Cabinet start talking about what Brexit could mean, with David Davis setting out four "principles" for Brexit negotiations in Parliament yesterday. Whilst it's still unclear what our relationship with the EU will look like, the Government have taken a small step forward.

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Hogan Lovells Brexit Bulletin: 23 August 2016

23 August 2016

"Brexit means Brexit" – this message has come through loud and clear. Yet, exactly what Brexit means is still a minefield for most of us. For many businesses, making the best of Brexit may be the biggest strategic challenge they face in the next decade. This is why it is critical to not only understand the policy and political landscape and what might change, but to engage with it and shape it to achieve the best outcome for you. You need the right people on your side, putting your priorities on the political agenda. You need a winning formula. Find out more about how we can help you make the best of Brexit.

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Hogan Lovells Brexit Bulletin: 8 August 2016

8 August 2016

It's been over a month since the UK's vote to leave the EU and it seems like every day we hear reports of new ways that Brexit will affect business. One thing is clear, the impacts will be wide ranging and, whether directly or indirectly, touch on every aspect of business.

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Hogan Lovells Brexit Bulletin: 25 July 2016

25 July 2016

It is a cliché that business dislikes uncertainty. However, periods of turbulence and change also create opportunities. There may be opportunities to strike deals on advantageous terms, push through long-planned changes or acquire assets, businesses or interests which would not otherwise be available. You should ensure that your business keeps these opportunities under review during this period of uncertainty.

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