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Welcome to Brexit Next: legal implications


CMS brings you analysis, commentary and checklists on the legal implications of a Brexit on businesses operating in, and trading with, the UK.

The British people have voted to leave the European Union.

No European Union Member State has ever left the EU so the process of withdrawal is untested. Effecting a successful "Brexit" will involve disentangling the UK from complex politico-legal, financial and other relationships and obligations. Prior to the referendum the UK government stated: "a vote to leave the EU would be the start, not the end, of a process."

The withdrawal from the EU requires the UK to secure a long list of international agreements and arrangements in many different areas. It is important to note that the UK will continue its membership of the EU. It will continue to be subject to EU law for a number of years to come as Brexit is negotiated and may continue to be subject to much of that law after Brexit, depending on the nature of the trading relationship negotiated.

As Europe's largest law firm, we will be regularly updating you on the legal implications, providing insight and information as new developments unfold in key areas such as employment, tax, healthcare and energy as well as in financial services.

With over 3,000 lawyers globally, CMS is a top 10 global law firm and largest law firm in Europe with 39 offices in 18 EU member states. We will be updating this site regularly.

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