The day after the budget, the first from this government, our Public Law & Policy team highlighted some of the takeaways for post-Brexit Britain, business and transactions.
Our Litigation colleagues take a more in-depth view of Brexit's impact on disputes, including governing law, enforcement of judgments, and a practical approach to drafting disputes clauses.
Could big changes be on the way in UK domestic policy and could the UK's new relationship with the EU and the rest of the world see the emergence of a "high-tech heaven" in the UK?
Speakers from Hogan Lovells and Craig Melson, programme manager for techUK, discussed the latest news on Brexit and the UK's negotiations with the EU and the prospects of global trade deals (including with the United States and Japan) as well as the UK government's domestic policy agenda. We looked at the implications for high-tech sectors (including fintech, digital health, and autotech) from the perspective of tech investors and deals in the tech sector.
With the timetable to the end of the transition period triggered and time running down to December, we help your business work out its priorities and how to work in a climate of continued global uncertainty.
- What is the timeline to work to and how do we prioritise?
- How will this impact our investments and supply chains related to the United Kingdom?
- Will we still meet all our regulatory requirements in the UK and EU?
- What does this mean for dispute resolution?
In this webinar we helped participants consider the following actions for their business:
- What can we expect from the United Kingdom and the European Union in negotiating a trade deal?
- What can we do, what can't we do, and how do we do it?
- Are there key issues for my sector?
This webinar focused on answering questions about the status of Brexit and what happens next:
- What happens on 31 January and on 31 December 2020?
- Can we still have a hard Brexit?
- How does the government's domestic agenda impact my business?
- What does this mean for my current transactions and contracts?
In this episode we are joined by Susan Bright (Competition Partner, London), Aline Doussin (International Trade Partner, London) and Lourdes Catrain (International Trade Partner, Brussels) to talk about the interpretation of a "national security" notion under World Trade Organisation rules.
- What does the term "trade war" mean as a point of international trade?
- Why have the rules governing when security interests prevail over trade interests – and when they do not – recently come into focus for members of the WTO?
- What's the single biggest risk resulting from deploying a national security justification in the field of trade?
- What does this mean for future trade relations between the US, the EU and the UK?
In this episode we are joined by Robert Gardener (Government Relations Director, London), Charles Brasted (Public Law and Policy Partner, London) and Bob Kyle (Global Regulatory Partner, Washington) to talk about the role of business in policy formation:
- Do the developments in UK / EU relations necessitate greater private sector input?
- How does private sector and public sector interaction work in the US?
- What are the opportunities for our clients to engage in those conversations now in the UK? Why should they be engaging?
Head of International Trade in the UK, Aline Doussin, takes a look at what a Customs Union is and what the EU Customs Union is, as negotiations in how the UK leaves the EU rumble on. Aline covers:
- Examples of different Customs Unions around the world
- What makes the EU Customs Union unique
- The 3 major features of the EU Customs Union
- EU Customs Unions with other states, e.g. Turkey