Whilst the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, we are currently in a transition period, due to end on 31 December 2020 (and which it has now been confirmed will not be extended). During the transition period, EU laws continue to apply in the UK as if it were a Member State. However, the position concerning the future UK/EU relationship is very fluid and negotiations will move at a fast pace. The advice laid out on this page will be regularly updated as discussions develop over the coming weeks and months.
The UK's future relationship with the EU will inevitably present challenges, as businesses around the world come to terms with new, and potentially divergent, regulatory frameworks. In turn, this will likely lead to Brexit-related disputes emerging.
We work closely with our clients in devising mitigation strategies to meet the risks from Brexit, but also in identifying and pursuing the opportunities that are available. We understand that, whilst legal advice in this context is critical, it is the political and economic context that drives our clients’ strategic thinking.
We support our clients in tackling issues such as the movement of people; the movement of goods, services and data; and the protection of IP rights. Our expertise includes advising on the impact of Brexit in the following areas: