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Boardroom Brexit: The latest information business needs to know

There has been a lot going on in recent months; the UK general election, the start of formal Brexit negotiations, and the unofficial launch of Britain's independent trade policy at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva....more

8/8/2017  /  EEA , EU , EU Single Market , UK , UK Brexit

The EU's and UK's negotiating priorities for Brexit - ten things businesses need to know

On 22 May 2017 the EU adopted its negotiating Directives setting out how it will negotiate the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It is expected that formal negotiations will start soon after the UK general elections on 8 June....more

Brexit Negotiations Edging Closer: Theresa May's Article 50 letter and Donald Tusk's draft negotiation guidance

On March 29, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May sent the European Council formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM)....more

Brexit - an expensive divorce? The key legal issues

The UK's exit from the EU was never going to be easy. Increasingly, it is looking as though it might also be very expensive. In recent months, there have been various reports that the UK could have to pay anything up to €60...more

Brexit: Step-by-step guide to the UK's exit from the EU

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has today triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) by formally notifying the European Council of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. The timelines...more

New rules on conflict minerals for EU importers

The European Union is bringing forward new rules on the sourcing and import of conflict minerals. The European Parliament approved the draft conflict minerals regulation (the Regulation) on 16 March 2017 by a large...more

EU prolongs sanctions against Russia

On 13 March 2017, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/437 and Council Decision 2017/445/CFSP extending the validity of sanctions (Restrictive Measures), including the asset...more

Article 50 TEU: When to pull the trigger?

Not long after the result of the referendum was announced, the heads of the EU institutions dismissed any speculation on whether Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) could be circumvented. Pursuant to Article...more

Brexit roadmap: An overview on how the UK will leave the EU

Following the 23 June 2016 referendum in the United Kingdom, in which the British people voted to leave the European Union, and after its Prime Minister Cameron stepped down without invoking the UK's withdrawal from the EU,...more

Iran nuclear related sanctions lifted

On 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) reported to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that Iran has satisfied its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed...more

International Trade Alert: A Political Preview of the EU Copyright Reform

On 9 December 2015, as part of the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission published its first legislative proposal aimed at modernising the copyright framework in Europe. The proposal...more

Spotlight on Belgium - Issue 8, Fall 2015

As this issue of spotlight on Belgium shows, this is sometimes a correct perception. ongoing economic sanctions against Russia, as described by Jeroen Jansen and valerijus ostrovskis, demonstrate that legislation can add to...more

Preparing for Implementation Day - EU Approves Regulations to Relieve Irananian Sanctions

The EU introduced several new regulations1 on 18 October ('Adoption Day') to prepare to eventually terminate Iranian sanctions measures. Adoption Day marked 90 days after the endorsement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of...more

Extension of EU Economic Sanctions and Trade Measures Targeting Russia

The Council of the European Union (EU) has extended the existing EU framework of trade and economic sanctions targeting specific Russian individuals and entities, and certain sectors of the Russian economy until 15 March...more

International Trade Alert: Business Opportunities in Iran - Are You Properly Equipped to Join the Race?

As European business gears up for a post-sanctions environment and the strengthening of relationships in an economically significant emerging market, many clients continue to face mixed messages with regards to what they can...more

Upcoming EU Copyright Reform

It does not happen often to see European Institutions agreeing on a common strategy. Yet, the strong political will around the need to create a single market for digital content moved this item to the top of the agenda of the...more

The Iran Nuclear Deal - What You Need to Know

On 14 July the E3+3 (the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, the Russian Federation and the United States ("US"), along with the High Representative of the European Union ("EU") for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy)...more

Sanctions on Iran following preliminary agreement with the P5+1

On 2 April 2015, Iran and the P5+1 nations (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) reached a framework agreement in respect of Iran limiting its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief....more

EU sanctions against Russia: New targets and state of play

On 9 February 2015, the EU Foreign Affairs Council imposed new sanctions - asset freezes and travel bans - against 19 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and 9 entities that have been added to the 'black list' of sanctioned...more

Spotlight on Belgium: Trends in the Legal Landscape - Issue 6, Fall 2014

Welcome to the sixth issue of Spotlight on Belgium, the publication through which DLA Piper’s Belgian team brings you up-to-speed with the latest legal updates. And as we are freshly out of the holiday period – it may not...more

International Trade: Easing The Iran Sanctions - What Is In It For You?

On Sunday 24 November, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the member-states of the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) struck an historic deal providing Iran with approximately $7 billion in...more

Easing the Iran Sanctions

On Sunday 24 November, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the member-states of the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) struck an historic deal providing Iran with approximately $7 billion in...more

12/2/2013  /  Iran , Iran Sanctions , United Nations

EU Food Policy - What's New on the Menu?

European Commission Work Programme 2014 - The European Commission has published its Work Programme for 2014, outlining the legislative and policy initiatives that it will focus on next year....more

11/11/2013  /  EU , Food Labeling , Food Safety
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