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Andrew_SymmsTop 5 Brexit legal challenges the Government must get right for the future of the UK's energy sector

Successful exit negotiations are paramount to ensuring the UK's continued international standing in climate leadership and as a hub for low carbon innovation. Read more »



Jonathan_BrantonTheresa May's new blueprint for Brexit: what she said and what it means for business?

Our EU law experts take a look at the 12 key points from the Prime Minister's most recent speech on Brexit and consider what it means for businesses. Read more »



Dominic_WatkinsBrexit - Legislation and Labour

Theresa May has set out her 12-point plan for the country’s exit from the European Union. What did it tell us and how has the food industry reacted? Read more »



Jonathan_BrantonHigh Court rules that Brexit needs a vote in Parliament

The decision is subject to appeal (which wouldn’t be heard by the Supreme Court until December at the earliest), but we have set out a brief explanation of the issues raised in the case. Read more »


Jonathan_BrantonBrexit - What next for the UK and industry?

We take a look at the Brexit trilemma: Is there an agreement that works for everyone? Read more »


Brona HeenanBrexit and the Implications for UK Competition Law

As the dust settles on the UK referendum, attention is turning to the areas of law that will be affected, including competition law. Read more »


Simon Stuttaford
The implications for UK environmental legislation following Brexit

One key aspect to consider when looking at the impact of Brexit on specific environment legislation is the role the EU and the UK have played in the development of specific environmental policies and legislation. Read more »


Jonathan_BrantonBrexit: the legal challenge and what happens next

The UK voted on 23 June to leave the European Union (EU). This is a hugely significant decision likely to have profound economic, political and legal consequences in due course. Read more »



The impact of Brexit on local government

"There are known knowns… there are known unknowns… But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know." In the aftermath of the UK's referendum vote to leave the European Union, Donald Rumsfeld’s infamous quote is more prescient than ever. Read more »



Brexit and the insurance sector

The UK referendum decision on Brexit has led the insurance industry into a period of uncertainty and as we look towards an exit from the EU it is inevitable that there will be ramifications. Read more »


Samuel DooleyBrexit and the banks

The immediate consequence of exit from the EU would be the end of the UK’s membership of the EU Customs Union and common VAT rules. Read more »


Catherine HarrisonBrexit and intellectual property - how will it affect your business?

As the impact of the momentous referendum decision to leave the European Union begins to sink in, businesses will need to review how they go about protecting their valuable intellectual property in this new landscape. Read more »


Hannah RobbinsBrexit: the employment law implications

Whilst the reality is that the vast majority of existing employment laws originating from Europe will remain unchanged for some years to come, employers should continue to keep a close watch on political developments. Read more »


Hilary_RossImpact of Brexit on retail and food industries

We look at some key areas where laws will need to be redrafted including food, cosmetics and some area of product liability, trading standards, environmental, medical devices and medicines regulation. Read more »


Vikki_WoodfineA Journey Without Maps - Brexit Implications for Hauliers

In this Warehousing Logistics International article from 5 July, Vikki Woodfine discusses some key issues as we move into unchartered territory. Read more »


Michael_MousdaleWhat will the future of the UK’s public procurement regime resemble post-Brexit?

Assuming the UK does not continue with the EU procurement regime by the backdoor of the European Free Trade Area, it is difficult to imagine that the UK government will allow a free for all on procurement post-Brexit. Read more »


Vikki_WoodfineWhat next for the road transport industry?

As we exit the EU, we could well see stricter border controls and the expectation is that this will mean that the ability to cross the border into and out of the UK will be a slower process, thereby affecting the efficiency of transport operations. Read more »



What are the implications for UK consumer credit firms?

It remains to be seen whether conditions for accessing the single market will impose on the UK a requirement of equivalency in regulation, a consequence of Brexit being that we may still have its rules imposed upon us, with less opportunity to influence those rules. Read more »


Brexit legal campaignWill Brexit free the UK from State aid rules?

We consider what difference Brexit is likely to make to the ability of the UK State to disperse public funding to business. Read more »


Helen Corner

Brexit: impact on loan documentation

In this article we consider the impact of the Brexit debate on certain key provisions in English law loan documentation. Read more »



Richard_KayWhat would Brexit mean for the Premier League?

The result of the EU referendum will likely have serious consequences on British football, particularly the Premier League, and could shape the future of Britain’s role in football globally. Read more »



Some “Brexiteers” have made claims about how EU State aid rules have prevented the UK from saving its steel sector, but would and indeed could a new UK State aid law afford to be radically different, and what might the consequences of such a difference be anyway?. View our infographic to understand the possible impact.

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Jonathan Branton

Partner - Head of EU/Competition

I lead the firm in EU/Competition issues, specialising in behavioural antitrust, merger control, public procurement and State aid, and all related issues of public funding, including the UK’s Regional Growth Fund, ERDF and ESIF. I also head up the firm’s Brussels office and the firm’s cross-discipline Public Sector group.