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Conservative Legislative Agenda Set Out in Queen’s Speech

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Following the UK general election on 8 June 2017, at which Theresa May’s Conservative party won the largest number of seats but lost its overall majority, the Queen’s Speech setting out the now minority Conservative...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

Tax Round Up - May 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Budget and Finance Bill - General Election – Finance Bill (No.2) 2017 Curtailed - The Finance (No.2) Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming the Finance Act 2017. However, as a result of Theresa May...more

DSM Watch: Leaked European Parliament comments may modify press rights under Copyright Directive

by Hogan Lovells on

The European commission published its last draft directive on the modernizing of the European copyright law (COM(2016) 593 final) on 14 September 2016. The draft was part of a larger strategy to bring about a single digital...more

European Parliament Adopts Draft Reform of Carbon Market Post-2020

by Morgan Lewis on

On February 15, 2017, the European Parliament (EP) made a significant step toward reforming the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) post-2020, adopting a draft proposal that seeks middle ground with a tight vote of 379 for/263...more

EU Commission agrees new rules allowing Europeans to watch online content services across EU borders

by Hogan Lovells on

On 7 February, negotiators for the European Parliament, Member States and the Commission agreed the proposal for a regulation on EU cross-border portability of online content services. This is the first agreement relating to...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

RBS has agreed to pay $85 million to the CFTC to resolve allegations that its traders “manipulated the ISDAfix benchmark rate over a period of five years to benefit the bank’s derivatives positions”....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - 2016 Data Breach Legislation Roundup: What to Know Going Forward - States were busy updating their data breach notification statutes in 2016. With 2016 in the rear view, let's take...more

The Government's Article 50 Bill: small, but of mighty constitutional importance

by Hogan Lovells on

On 26 January 2017, the Government published its European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (the "Bill") to empower the Prime Minister to notify the EU, under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, of the...more

Brexit update: the Article 50 Challenge, the Great Repeal Bill and Issues around Timing

by White & Case LLP on

Given the current Article 50 challenge before the UK Supreme Court, there is uncertainty as to whether the UK government will be able to retain its original Brexit timeline of March 2017. The Supreme Court's judgment is...more

Brexit: The UK Supreme Court Confirms that Only Parliament Has the Power to Trigger Article 50

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Supreme Court has spoken - .. On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court, ruled that Parliament must be consulted before Article 50 is triggered. Article 50 is the provision of the Treaty of the...more

Brexit: Government presents new brexit bill

by DLA Piper on

Only two days after the Supreme Court held that an Act of Parliament is required before the UK's exit from the EU can be triggered, the UK Government has presented the new European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill to...more

Supreme Court rules Brexit must be triggered by UK Parliament

by Hogan Lovells on

On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU. The Claimants argued that an Act of Parliament was required to authorise the triggering...more

Alert: UK Supreme Court Confirms Only Parliament Can Start Formal Brexit Process

by Cooley LLP on

In its widely anticipated judgment in R (Miller and another) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, the UK Supreme Court confirmed on 24 January, by an 8 to 3 majority, that the British government is prevented from...more

Breaking News — Supreme Court Confirms that the UK Parliament Must Vote to Trigger Brexit

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court, has today handed down its judgment that the outcome of the Brexit referendum does not give the government the unilateral right to trigger the process for the UK to leave the European...more

Brexit: Supreme Court Ruling

The UK Supreme Court rules that the Government cannot trigger Article 50 without a vote in Parliament. Following the June 2016 referendum, the UK Government proposed to use its prerogative powers to withdraw from the EU...more

UK Supreme Court rules: UK Government needs UK Parliament's approval before triggering Brexit negotiations with the EU

by DLA Piper on

On 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court held that the UK Government needs the UK Parliament's approval before a notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on the EU, notifying of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU and...more

UK Supreme Court declares Government must pass Act of Parliament to trigger the process of leaving the European Union

by Bryan Cave on

The UK Supreme Court (the “Court”) in its most important and far reaching judgment to date decided that the UK Government has to seek the approval of the UK Parliament before issuing an Article 50 notice to begin the process...more

UK Supreme Court rules parliament should hold Brexit vote

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The UK Supreme Court ruled today that the UK government must hold a parliamentary vote before triggering Article 50 to leave the European Union. The ruling confirmed the November 2016 decision of the UK High Court....more

Brexit: UK Supreme Court Holds That an Act of Parliament Is Necessary to Trigger Brexit Negotiations

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Supreme Court has upheld the High Court’s decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Its judgment confirms that an Act of Parliament is required to authorise the Government to begin the...more

The Supreme Court’s judgment on Article 50 - what happens now?

by DLA Piper on

Public Law analysis: In its highly anticipated judgment in R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled (by majority) that an Act of Parliament...more

Bre(xit)aking News

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom by a majority of 8 to 3 has today confirmed that triggering the exit procedure from the European Union requires an Act of Parliament. As such the Supreme Court disagreed with the...more

UK Supreme Court Rules on Brexit

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The UK Supreme Court ruled by majority of eight to three on January 24, 2017 that Article 50 cannot be triggered without an Act of Parliament sanctioning that course. Any change to the rights of UK residents granted by law...more

May Day: What we now know about Brexit

by Hogan Lovells on

For those who have been listening carefully to the UK Government in recent months, today's speech by Prime Minister Theresa May will be a confirmation that the UK Government has recognised the logical consequences of the...more

Insight: UK Employment Law Round-up – December 2016

by Dentons on

Welcome to the December edition of our employment law round-up. In this edition, we couldn't fail to give you an update on the most important piece of constitutional litigation of our time, which has been heard by the Supreme...more

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