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The Brexit clock is ticking. As the UK leaves the EU, businesses have only a limited time to implement their Brexit strategies. 

As Europe’s largest law firm, we can help you assess the real risks and opportunities in Brexit, and give you the legal tools and insights to meet them and manage them successfully.

Many predictions about Brexit have already been proved wrong, and there will be more twists and turns before the process is over. Complex politico-legal, financial and other relationships between the UK and the EU have to be untangled, in what is sometimes a febrile atmosphere. We will keep you up to speed on the practical legal implications for your business, providing clear insights and information as new developments unfold.

This Brexit Insights page features some of our latest updates on Brexit. You can find much more on our Brexit Next website.

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08 April 2021
Pack­age hol­i­day op­er­at­ors may be li­able for the crim­in­al acts of hotel...
The Court of Justice of the European Uni­on has handed down its much-awaited judg­ment in X v Kuoni Travel Ltd C-578/19 on the cir­cum­stances in which pack­age hol­i­day op­er­at­ors can be li­able for the ac­tions...
11 March 2021
The rising tide of plat­form reg­u­la­tion
Cov­id-19 has brought many things to the fore, not least the role that on­line plat­forms play in every­day life. However reg­u­la­tion has struggled to stay ahead of the curve due to the speed at which some...
04 March 2021
Gov­ern­ment's lack of trans­par­ency around PPE con­tract awards de­clared un­law­ful
The Ad­min­is­trat­ive Court’s re­cent de­cision in R (on ap­plic­a­tion of Good Law Pro­ject & Ors) v Sec­ret­ary of State for Health and So­cial Care [2021] EQHC 346 (Ad­min) high­lights that while pub­lic au­thor­it­ies...
22 February 2021
Up­date on UK Sup­ple­ment­ary Pro­tec­tion Cer­ti­fic­ates post-Brexit
In Decem­ber 2020, the UK In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice (“UKIPO”) pub­lished new guid­ance for the op­er­a­tion sup­ple­ment­ary pro­tec­tion cer­ti­fic­ates in the UK fol­low­ing Brexit. The new sup­ple­ment­ary pro­tec­tion...
05 February 2021
Brexit – are you pre­pared? Changes to the pro­tec­tion of un­re­gistered designs...
Fol­low­ing the end of the Brexit trans­ition peri­od on 31 Decem­ber 2020 (Exit Day), UK busi­nesses who pre­vi­ously re­lied on Com­munity Un­re­gistered Design Right (CUDR) may no longer be­ne­fit from this valu­able...
20 January 2021
ESMA ob­serves ques­tion­able re­verse so­li­cit­a­tion prac­tices after Brexit
The EU-UK Trade and Co­oper­a­tion Agree­ment and the end of the Brexit trans­ition­al peri­od on 31 Decem­ber 2020 has res­ul­ted in sig­ni­fic­ant changes to EU-UK trade in fin­an­cial ser­vices. In par­tic­u­lar, UK...
13 January 2021
The EU-UK Trade and Co-op­er­a­tion Agree­ment (TCA): what does it mean for...
The trade deal (re­ferred to as the TCA) which the UK reached with re­gard to the EU late in Decem­ber last year has some im­pact on em­ploy­ment law, par­tic­u­larly with re­gard to fu­ture em­ploy­ment rights and...
13 January 2021
Bel­gian trans­ition­al re­gime for the UK in­sur­ance in­dustry
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, the Brexit trans­ition peri­od came to an end and the United King­dom (“UK”) of­fi­cially left the European Uni­on. The UK can now no longer en­joy the be­ne­fits of the in­tern­al mar­ket...
06 January 2021
What does the  EU-UK Trade and Co­oper­a­tion Agree­ment mean for fin­an­cial...
Fol­low­ing the end of the Brexit Trans­ition Peri­od, we as­sess the im­pact of the EU-UK Trade and Co­oper­a­tion Agree­ment on the UK fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tor and set out our ana­lys­is of the key points be­low...
04 January 2021
The EU-UK Trade and Co­oper­a­tion Agree­ment: what does it mean for choice...
The EU and UK have agreed a draft trade and co­oper­a­tion agree­ment (TCA), which ap­plies pro­vi­sion­ally from 11 pm on 31 Decem­ber 2020 un­til 28 Feb­ru­ary 2021 or un­til the rel­ev­ant con­sti­tu­tion­al steps have...
30 December 2020
Stock sav­ings plan and Brexit: Brit­ish stock and some oth­er fin­an­cial in­stru­ments...
As a res­ult of Brexit, both stock or UCITS by a Brit­ish is­suer are dis­qual­i­fied and some EU-based UCITS funds’ un­der­ly­ing Brit­ish fin­an­cial in­stru­ments may also be so. Such a dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion may lead...
23 December 2020
Brexit - are you pre­pared? UK Trade Mark pro­ceed­ings filed on or after...
The UK left the EU at the be­gin­ning of this year and the trans­ition peri­od dur­ing which the UK is treated as if it was still a mem­ber of the EU is com­ing to an end on 31 Decem­ber 2020, 11pm (UK time). ...