What’s Brexit got to do with EU?

November 1, 2018

This episode was first recorded as a webinar on 2 July 2018.

The next few days may or may not be a turning point for Brexit negotiations. But whilst a "no deal" scenario is still on the cards, it is more critical than ever for businesses to be taking stock of Brexit's potential impact and preparing for the possibility that no deal is struck by the time the UK leaves the EU on 29 March. 

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Brexit goes to the beach

July 4, 2018

This episode was first recorded as a webinar on 2 July 2018.

We take stock of the UK Government's efforts to define the post-Brexit world - domestically and internationally - before everyone heads for their summer holiday. 

The EU Withdrawal Bill, which has passed its last parliamentary hurdles, will be one of the most significant pieces of legislation in a generation. Transposing around 19,000 pieces of EU legislation into UK law, it will become a touchstone of the UK's legal system. The UK Government plans to make retained EU laws fit for a post-Brexit UK using around 1,000 statutory instruments to tweak the rules as they move onto the UK statute books. What will this 'storm' of secondary legislation mean for businesses? How can you prepare and protect yourself? The Brexit White Paper, expected after the 28-29 June EU Summit, is billed as the most comprehensive statement of UK Brexit policy since the referendum with detailed and precise explanations of the approach in a range of areas. What should you look out for? What's missing? 9 months to go with no prospect of a UK/EU deal being agreed before the EU Summit in October. It is not surprising that there is increasing focus on the risks of a no deal Brexit. What could that mean? Is "Armageddon" a real possibility? What should businesses be doing in practice?

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Trading places: Brexit on the world trade scene

June 21, 2018

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 11 June 2018.

With the talks on the UK's future trading relationship with the EU finally underway, please join us to where we'll examine Brexit from the perspective of international trade law. We start in Brussels with an analysis of the UK Government's trade proposals, asking, for example, what is the difference between the UK Government's proposed 'customs partnership' and 'max fac' solutions and how would they work in practice for economic operators? We then head to Geneva, where the UK and EU negotiations with other WTO members about their post-Brexit commitments have faced criticism from other WTO members. And, after that, Washington where we look at the prospect of a post-Brexit US/UK trade agreement and consider what type of deal we might expect there. Finally, we talk you through some real-life scenarios and how changes in UK trade policy may affect businesses in different sectors at home and abroad.

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The Brexit countdown

April 18, 2018

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 16 April 2017.

With less than a year until the EU and the UK legally part ways, there are still a lot of conversations to be had, decisions to be made and work to be done. We discuss what should be on your agenda for the coming months as we take stock of the year ahead and look at what areas you should be considering to ensure your business is ready for the changes to come. The focuses for this webinar were contract continuity and data.

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Engaging with government

March 27, 2018

On this episode,  Charles Brasted, head of our public law and policy team, and Robert Gardener and Pete Bowyer, both partners at DRD Partnership, discuss how businesses can engage effectively with government on issues like Brexit.

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Brexit: Understanding the Negotiations

January 23, 2018

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 10 July 2017.

As the negotiations got underway, we hosted a trade focused discussion to demystify the jargon of the negotiations. We considered:

  • Britain's post-Brexit trade policy (including its role in the WTO)
  • The application of EU trade policy to a post-Brexit Britain
  • The possible shape of the UK-US trade relations
  • The WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

The webinar recording is available here: http://bit.ly/2n521fN

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Brexit: The UK Legislative Track

January 16, 2018

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 28 June 2017.

In this episode, we discuss the domestic legislative task ahead for the UK to implement Brexit; the complex interaction with the on-going negotiations; and the crucial role that business and law needs to play in supporting, and scrutinising, that work. 

The webinar recording is available here: http://bit.ly/2mnjVKj  

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Brexit: A Practical Roadmap

January 10, 2018

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 1 June 2017.

In this episode, members of our Brexit Taskforce will answer the following key questions:

  • What are the main scenarios for the Brexit process?
  • What are the practical implications for business planning?
  • What should your business focus on now and what can wait until later?
  • How can you make the most of the opportunities that the process might provide to you?

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 1 June 2017. The webinar recording is available here: http://bit.ly/2CFaAVe  

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Brexit – What’s next for Life Sciences companies?

December 28, 2017

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 3 April 2017.

The Life Sciences lawyers Charles Brasted, Elisabethann Wright, Fabien Roy, Helen Kimberley and Sahira Khwaja will discuss:

  • What is the likely process from the serving of the Article 50 notice to the UK leaving the EU?
  • What effect might Brexit have for existing and future marketing authorisations for medicinal products?
  • How might medical device manufacturers be affected?
  • How does the decision affect commercial contracts?
  • What are the questions you should consider from an IP perspective?
  • Is there anything you should do immediately?
  • How can your businesses influence what happens next?

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 3 April 2017. The webinar recording is available here: http://bit.ly/2CdePdR

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Brexit issues for insurance companies

December 19, 2017

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 30 March 2017.

The UK has two years to negotiate and reach an exit deal, unless all EU Member states unanimously agree to extend this deadline. Many insurance companies will need to start thinking about the implementation of their plans. They also need to consider what the legal and regulatory landscape will look like after Brexit.
 
During this episode, members of our global insurance sector team will consider:

  • The timetable and alternatives for restructuring
  • The importance of equivalence
  • The EU/US Covered Agreement
  • UK restructuring regime outside the EU
  • Impact of Brexit on sanctions law
  • The General Data Protection Regulation
  • Impact of Brexit on competition law

This episode was first broadcast as a webinar on 30 March 2017. The webinar recording is available here: http://bit.ly/2BjnriC  

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