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Article 50 Treaty of the EU

Potential regulatory and transactional impacts for financial institutions

by Dentons on

On 29 March 2017 the UK Government triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, giving notice to European Council of the EU of its intention to leave the EU and triggering a two year period of withdrawal...more

Post-Brexit European Citizens' Rights Are Up for Negotiation

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In the second round of negotiations for the U.K. exiting the European Union, the question of what rights citizens of the European Union and U.K. will have in the other’s territory after the withdrawal is being addressed. The...more

European Parliament Committee Publishes Study on the Legal Implications of Brexit

On August 9, 2017, a policy department of the European Parliament (“EP“) published a Study requested by the EP’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (“IMCP“) on the “Legal Implications of Brexit: Customs...more

Speech: The tortuous path to the UK's exit from the EU

by DLA Piper on

The political consequences of the referendum - On 23 June 2016, the UK voted by a 52:48 majority to leave the European Union. A day later David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister. The country was plunged into a state of...more

The Repeal Bill: Understanding the small print

by Hogan Lovells on

The Government took the first step to implementing one of its key Brexit policies today. The long-awaited Repeal Bill, formally named the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which was first announced in October last year, has...more

The Brexit Negotiations (1): What is the EU’s Opening Position?

by WilmerHale on

The Brexit negotiations started yesterday. After months of speculation as to what will be their focus, it may be useful to recall the European Union’s opening position (which we outline below) and the United Kingdom’s opening...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 9

by DLA Piper on

US financial regulators discuss Volcker Rule. CNBC reported that US financial regulators are tackling one of Wall Street’s biggest concerns by discussing the Volcker Rule governing banks’ proprietary trading. Rich Foster,...more

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

by DLA Piper on

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

European Commission Recommends Draft Brexit Negotiation Directives

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has adopted a Recommendation for a Council Decision authorizing the Commission to open Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom...more

Brexit Update – The UK Supreme Court Ruling on Article 50, the Great Repeal Bill and the Commencement of the Departure Process

by White & Case LLP on

In the January edition of the Delta Report, we discussed the pending Article 50 challenge before the UK Supreme Court (the "Supreme Court") and highlighted some of the issues and uncertainties surrounding Brexit, in...more

EU Publishes Guidelines for Brexit Negotiations

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Council has published Guidelines outlining the proposed framework and stances for its negotiations with the UK under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union and setting out the overall positions and...more

Brexit – European Council Adopts EU Negotiating Guidelines

On April 29, 2017, a Special European Council, meeting as 27 member states, adopted the Article 50 guidelines to formally define the EU’s position for the Brexit negotiations with the UK. The guidelines are set out under...more

Stuck in the middle without EU: UK courts grapple with Brexit uncertainty

by Hogan Lovells on

One of the UK Government's central objectives for Brexit is to bring an end to the jurisdiction in the UK of the Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU"). A necessary implication of this objective is that, unless agreed otherwise...more

How a June UK General Election will impact Brexit negotiations

by DLA Piper on

The UK's House of Commons has voted by more than the required two-thirds majority to hold a General Election on Thursday, June 8, this year rather than in May 2020. By calling a General Election the Prime Minister is seeking...more

BREXIT- Hand-over Your Contingency Plans…

by Reed Smith on

Earlier this month the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (the ‘PRA’) wrote to all UK companies undertaking cross-border activities between the UK and the EU under passporting arrangements, requesting a summary...more

Brexit – the end of parallel imports from the UK?

by Hogan Lovells on

The United Kingdom's unprecedented vote to leave the EU will undoubtedly cause a broad range of legal issues in the future. This post focuses on the consequences of Brexit on parallel imports - a field of significant...more

Is the EU shifting the goal posts? European regulator plans review aimed at UK firms using outsourcing structures to respond to...

by Hogan Lovells on

In a speech that was ostensibly on the progress of the Capital Markets Union, Steven Maijoor, the Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") announced, that ESMA is planning possible measures to avoid a...more

Finger on the polls – May calls for snap General Election

by Hogan Lovells on

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has today announced that she intends to trigger a General Election to take place on 8 June 2017. The announcement came as a surprise, having only been agreed this morning in a meeting of Cabinet...more

Top Brexit developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

On 23 June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom (UK) voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU). The UK Government gave the EU formal notice of its intention to withdraw from the EU on 29 March 2017. This...more

Brexit: The UK's Great Repeal Bill White Paper Published

by DLA Piper on

Only days after Article 50 was triggered by Theresa May, formally starting the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, the UK Government has published a White Paper explaining how it plans to legislate for Brexit....more

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

by DLA Piper on

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

A busy week on the road to Brexit

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Last week was a busy week on the road to Brexit. The EU 27 and the UK both gave broad indications of how they plan to approach the Brexit negotiations, via the publication of three documents: the UK’s Article 50 notice, a...more

Prime Minster Theresa May Triggers Article 50 Brexit Negotiations

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

UK Prime Minster Theresa May formally notified the European Council of the UK's intention to withdraw from the European Union in accordance with requirements set out in Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union...more

What does the picture look like for financial services one week after the Article 50 notice?

by Hogan Lovells on

The main focus of the commentary so far has been on the references to security (in the Article 50 notice) and the references to Gibraltar (in the EU response). What though does this mean for the Financial Services...more

Brexit - an expensive divorce? The key legal issues

by DLA Piper on

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

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