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Proposed EU citizens’ rights post-Brexit – A certain uncertainty?

John_DorneyTheresa May addressed Parliament on 26 June 2017 to outline the post-Brexit proposal on the status of EU nationals living in the UK. Read more »

 

 

 

The Queen’s speech June 2017: Key implications for employers

Charlotte Lloyd JonesThe government has announced that there will not be a Queen’s speech in 2018 and so the details of the legislation set out cover the next two years. Read more about the main employment law implications »

 

 

 

New exemptions to State aid for ports and airports

Jonathan_BrantonNew exemptions to State aid now allowed, including aid to inland and maritime ports, and small regional airports. Read more »

 

 

 

DWF Germany joins Brexit Discussion in Berlin

Michael Falter

Brexit is approaching. Managing Partner of DWF Germany, Michael Falter, will be joining well-known experts on politics, economy and law to discuss the economic consequences for trade in Great Britain. Read more »

 

 

 

Article 50 has been triggered! So what does that mean?

Jonathan_Branton

The short answer is that it means the UK's formal timetable for leaving the EU has finally started, but not that there will be immediate changes in law or regulation. Formal service of Article 50 notice begins a timetable of negotiations, which after two years means that the member serving notice (the UK) will leave the EU and EU law (in the form of the EU Treaties) will cease to apply to it. Read more »

 

 

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

Andrew_Symms

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 »

 

 

 

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

Jonathan_BrantonOur 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 »

 

 

 

Brexit - Legislation and Labour

Dominic_WatkinsTheresa 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 »

 

 

 

High Court rules that Brexit needs a vote in Parliament

Jonathan_BrantonThe 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 »

 

 

Brexit - What next for the UK and industry?

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

 



 

Brexit and the Implications for UK Competition Law

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

 

 



The implications for UK environmental legislation following Brexit

Simon Stuttaford

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 »

 


 

Brexit: the legal challenge and what happens next

Jonathan_BrantonThe 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

Jonathan_Branton"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

Claire_BowlerThe 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 »

 
 

 

Brexit and the banks

Samuel Dooley

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 »

 


 

Brexit and intellectual property - how will it affect your business?

Catherine HarrisonAs 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 »

 

 

Brexit: the employment law implications

Hannah RobbinsWhilst 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 »

 

 

Impact of Brexit on retail and food industries

Hilary_RossWe 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 »

 

 

A Journey Without Maps - Brexit Implications for Hauliers

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

 



 

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

Michael_MousdaleAssuming 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 »

 

 

 

What next for the road transport industry?

Vikki_WoodfineAs 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?

David_WoodIt 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 »

 

 

Will Brexit free the UK from State aid rules?

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

 


 

Brexit: impact on loan documentation

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

 

 

 

What would Brexit mean for the Premier League?

Richard_KayThe 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.