Brexit - What next for the UK and industry?

Is there an agreement that works for everyone?

When leaving the EU, the UK will regain sole parliamentary sovereignty over its laws. The Government has options to seek new trade deals and abolish or amend existing laws as it sees fit. The first step will be for the Government to serve notice under Article 50 of the EU Treaty. A probable two-year process will then be triggered, in which the UK will negotiate the terms of its exit with the EU Council and seek agreement on the terms of the future relationship.

The Brexit trilemma: Is there an agreement that works for everyone?

The UK must negotiate an agreement that satisfies at least three key spheres of influence. However a solution that is acceptable to UK businesses, to UK leave voters and to the EU Council and its 27 Member States, is difficult to establish.

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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 Central and Local Government sector group.

Hilary Ross

Executive Partner (London) - Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality

Recognised by The Lawyer as one of the UK’s Top 100 lawyers, I advise clients on compliance and challenges across the EU in relation to products, systems and safety.