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Implications of the EU-UK Trade Agreement on UK Financial Services

As expected, the market access to the EU for UK financial services firms has changed post-Brexit. The implications of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“Agreement“) for financial services are more severe than for example trade, and the effects come close to that of a hard Brexit. Andreas Fillmann explores what this means for UK Financial Services looking … Continue Reading

Preparing For Data Privacy Compliance Post Brexit Transition

With still no Withdrawal Agreement in place and eight weeks until the transition period ends, businesses should be planning now to ensure the continuity of EEA-UK data flows. Identifying affected intra-group, customer and vendor arrangements and preparing priority action plans is a crucial first step. Our guide prepared by Francesca Fellowes, Andrea Ward and Asel … Continue Reading

Why Data May Prove One of The Hardest Parts of Brexit

Personal data and its transfer over international boundaries hit the news in July 2020, yet again, as the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) handed down the Schrems II decision on data transfers reaffirming its strong backing for data protection rights.  In October, a CJEU ruling on UK (as well as French and Belgian) … Continue Reading

How Will Changes To The Chemical Regulation EU REACH Affect Your Compliance Obligations In The UK and EU After The Transition Period?

At the end of the transitional period, on 31 December 2020, the chemical regulation EU REACH will cease to apply in the UK. This will automatically invalidate EU REACH registrations and authorisations held by UK companies. A stand-alone UK chemical regulation UK REACH will replace EU REACH in the UK. Anita Lloyd and Dave Gordon … Continue Reading

UK Government Forced to Take Brexit to Parliament

By judgment of 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court has dismissed the government’s appeal against the Divisional Court’s judgment in R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The court has held that parliamentary authority in the form of an Act of Parliament is required … Continue Reading

Brexit – What You Need to Know About the Legal Consequences for your Enterprise

We recently presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel (‘ACC’), Washington DC about: the timing and procedure of the withdrawal, and the negotiation of the future relationship between the UK and the EU; the consequences for UK and US companies arising from the end of the application of EU Freedoms, Mutual Recognition, Passports and other … Continue Reading
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