Hogan Lovells Brexit
Brexit and business

Brexit and business

February 4, 2020

In this section Robert Gardener, Bob Kyle and Charles Brasted discuss some of the issues facing businesses and how they can get involved with the negotiation process.

Brexit 2020 Webinar 2: Engaging with the Exit Process

Brexit 2020 Webinar 2: Engaging with the Exit Process

February 4, 2020

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?
Brexit 2020 Webinar 1: The outlook for 2020

Brexit 2020 Webinar 1: The outlook for 2020

February 4, 2020

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?
Broader than Brexit: National Security – a widening concept in a protectionist world?

Broader than Brexit: National Security – a widening concept in a protectionist world?

October 16, 2019

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?
Broader than Brexit: The role of business in policy formation

Broader than Brexit: The role of business in policy formation

September 10, 2019

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?
A fresh look at Trade and Customs after the latest Brexit extension

A fresh look at Trade and Customs after the latest Brexit extension

April 12, 2019

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
The new status of Brexit on 11 April 2019

The new status of Brexit on 11 April 2019

April 11, 2019

With the EU Council announcement of another Brexit extension until 31st October, what does this mean in reality? We look at key dates to now have in mind and how this impacts your Brexit preparedness.

  • What does this mean for the possible Brexit outcomes? 
  • Is no deal now off the table for good?
  • Can the UK and the EU keep delaying indefinitely? 
  • Could we all be back in this position again in October?
  • What about a second referendum or a general election or even a revocation of Article 50?

Public Law Associate, Andrew Eaton, provides a short update on the new Brexit position.

Can Brexit frustrate a lease? High Court says No Deal

Can Brexit frustrate a lease? High Court says No Deal

March 6, 2019

London Real Estate Associate Ben Willis discusses the key practical points you need to know about Brexit and contractual termination and force majeure provisions following the High Court's judgment in the closely watched case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited and others v European Medicines Agency, which found that the European Medicines Agency remains bound by the terms of its lease of its London offices, notwithstanding Brexit.

Brexit, what do EU think?

Brexit, what do EU think?

March 6, 2019

With just weeks to go until Brexit, a deal remains elusive. Despite moves in the UK Parliament to avoid a no-deal Brexit, that remains the default outcome unless a deal or an extension is agreed with the EU and approved by Parliament.

The UK Government has published a report on no-deal preparedness, which highlights serious concerns about lack of preparation by businesses. It is more critical than ever for businesses to be doing what they can to mitigate the impact of a no-deal exit, and many clients are now stepping up planning and execution of these measures. The report also acknowledges that the Government's own preparations are behind schedule, with a substantial proportion of critical measures not yet completed.  

 Against that background, our podcast covers what preparations the EU27 Governments are making for a no-deal scenario and how industry is reacting.

 We also highlighted the key practical points you need to know about Brexit and contractual termination and force majeure provisions following the High Court's judgment in the closely watched case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited and others v European Medicines Agency, which found that the European Medicines Agency remains bound by the terms of its lease of its London offices, notwithstanding Brexit.

Brexit: what happens next?

Brexit: what happens next?

February 5, 2019

The last week of January 2019 was a big week for Brexit. During our webinar we took stock and examined what the week's developments would mean for the process and for your business. We focused in on the mechanics of what happens next and the practical measures which can help your business adapt to the known unknowns ahead.