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The Trade Bill - UK trade policy following Brexit

The Trade Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on Tuesday 7 November 2017. It will have to be passed by both Houses before it becomes law, and it has to become law before Brexit takes effect, currently set for 29 March...more

The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill and trading under WTO rules

The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 20 November 2017. It will have to be passed by both Houses before it becomes law, and, as with other key pieces of Brexit legislation, including...more

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, the UK Government introduced the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (the "Sanctions Bill") into Parliament. The Sanctions Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords on 1...more

A case of continuity? UK sanctions policy post-Brexit

The UK Government has committed to introducing an International Sanctions Bill in this session of Parliament. This primary legislation is required to ensure that, once it has left the European Union, the UK can continue to...more

Extension to UK sanctions reporting requirements

On 8 August 2017 new regulations will come into effect in the UK imposing enhanced sanctions reporting obligations on professional service providers. There are some variations across the regimes, but in general the...more

The EU's Court of Justice rules that the EU alone cannot conclude “new generation” free trade agreements

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) has issued a judgment which could affect how the UK and EU negotiate and shape their future trading relationship post-Brexit....more

Taking tough action: Changes to the enforcement of financial sanctions in the UK

New legislation has given the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) significant additional powers to impose financial penalties for breach of financial sanctions measures. Penalties of the greater of £1...more

Flash update: trade compliance

This week has seen two important developments in relation to the UK and EU legal and regulatory framework governing trade with Iran and Russia: - The European Court of Justice (the ECJ) has clarified a number of points...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

Brexit customs update

In the month that the Government is expected to trigger Article 50 to start the process of the UK's exit from the EU, a report from the House of Commons International Trade Committee (the International Trade Committee) has...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

Brexit: deal or no deal?

In the first two weeks of March three Parliamentary Select Committees have published reports exploring the UK's future trading relationships outside the European Union. The reports have coincided with indications that...more

Brexit: can the UK achieve its vision of being a great, global trading nation?

Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, made clear in a in a speech on January 17, that the UK's trade and investment relationships with the EU and the rest of the world would be front and centre of her Government's new...more

Brexit: the options for trade - DLA Piper summary

The House of Lords' European Union Select Committee published a report on 13 December 2016, Brexit: the options for trade, the second of six reports to be published by the Committee assessing the risks, opportunities and key...more

Are you prepared for the impact of Brexit on your supply chain?

In today's fast paced global economy, success or failure is often determined by the performance of the supply chain. Whether it be speed to market, raw material sourcing, access to new markets, or cost control, the supply...more

11/29/2016  /  EU , Supply Chain , UK , UK Brexit

Brexit special Bedrijfsjuridische berichten (Dutch)

De voor velen verrassende uitslag van het Brexit-refenderum was voor de redac- tie en de uitgever aanleiding voor het uitbrengen van een Brexit-special van de Nieuwsbrief Bedrijfsjuridische berichten. Onmiddellijk na het...more

11/16/2016  /  EU , Netherlands , Referendums , UK , UK Brexit

Brexit: The key issues for business

The UK vote to leave the European Union in June was just the first step in a process that is likely to be unparalleled in scale and complexity. Several months after the event, it is difficult to predict exactly how or when...more

9/29/2016  /  EU , Popular , Strategic Planning , UK , UK Brexit

Banking Disputes Quarterly Q2 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of our Banking Disputes Quarterly, designed to keep you up to date with the latest news and legal developments and to inform you about future developments that may affect your practice....more

Brexit: Key questions for the UK's manufacturing industry

The UK this month voted to leave the European Union in a so-called Brexit referendum. This decision raises significant challenges and potential opportunities for all multinational companies that trade with and operate in the...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

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: Iranian sanctions and a new Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

Under the terms of the agreement, EU and US sanctions relief will be provided through the suspension and eventual termination of sanctions measures, beginning only if and when the International Atomic Energy Agency verifies...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

Manufacturing Matters Summer 2015

Welcome to Manufacturing Matters, DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. The sector has...more

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