Brexit: What you need to know

Brexit is unique in its scope and complexity. It affects businesses across all sectors, yet no two businesses face precisely the same challenges; everything depends on the nature and footprint of their operations as well as those of their suppliers and customers.

To help organisations approaching the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit, Linklaters has established a global team of leading lawyers with expertise across diverse sectors.

We are continuously analysing the full range of Brexit-related risks and opportunities facing businesses and developing strategies to manage them effectively. Working in partnership with our clients, our team offers strategic and practical advice to help plan and shape an effective response to Brexit.

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How has Linklaters been helping clients navigate Brexit – an overview

This video features partners from across both our European office network and practice areas highlighting how their teams have worked together to help clients navigate through Brexit.

For further video commentary on the latest Brexit issues affecting organisations across the globe, visit our dedicated page: Navigating Brexit – video commentary: what does Brexit mean for organisations?

Brexit Statutory Instruments Tracker

While much of EU law will be incorporated into the UK’s domestic law after the end of the Brexit transition period, many changes, mainly made by statutory instruments, have been necessary to make the law work properly after the end of the transition period. Financial services regulators are similarly amending their rulebooks.

Our Brexit SI Tracker helps you follow the legislative changes that matter to you. It provides links to published SIs and more in-depth information for some of the most significant changes.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 aims to ensure that the UK will maintain a functioning legal framework.

Our guide sets out the key areas of interest, its impact and what happens next in the EU Withdrawal process.

 

The Withdrawal Agreement

The Withdrawal Agreement, entered into in January 2020, set out the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

This note is a summary of some of the key elements of concern to business.

The future relationship between the EU and the UK: the Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement provides a structure for future cooperation in trade in goods and services, as well as other areas, but its review and termination provisions mean that discussions about the EU and the UK’s relationship will continue for the foreseeable future.

Our brief overview of the Agreement is here.

 

What happens to EU law in the UK after Brexit?

Watch our short animated video which explains what will happen to EU law in the UK after Brexit, how and when it will transfer and the changes to expect.

 

How can Linklaters help you?

Our global team have assembled FAQs, insights and briefings on the implications of Brexit for your business and beyond.

Our Services

We have advised multiple corporates, global financial institutions and governments since before the referendum. This includes areas such as:

  • Strategic and operational planning for Brexit, including reorganisation or restructuring options for businesses
  • International trade law including impact on supply chains and services
  • Privacy and data protection regulatory implications
  • Contract hygiene and contract continuity
  • The impact on human resources
  • Current and future dispute resolution
  • State aid and other competition-related issues
  • Prospects for and implications of regulatory divergence, equivalence and mutual recognition – including in the financial sector

Toolkits and FAQs

Our range of toolkits and FAQs are designed to help you identify areas of opportunity or risk.

For assistance or to discuss any Brexit related issues you may have, please get in touch with your usual Linklaters contact, or a member of our global Brexit team.

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Statutory Instruments

As part of the process of adapting those provisions of EU law which will continue in domestic law after the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK Government has passed numerous statutory instruments. Financial services regulators are similarly amending their rulebooks.

Linklaters Brexit Statutory Instruments Tracker

Our Brexit SI Tracker will help you identify the changes that matter for your business.

Legal area commentary

Given the complexity surrounding Brexit our team have developed in-depth analysis on key legal, sector and jurisdictional issues.

For assistance or to discuss any Brexit related issues you may have, please get in touch with your usual Linklaters contact, or a member of our global Brexit team.  

Find out more

Video commentary

Our range of videos provide commentary on the Brexit issues affecting organisations across the globe and how Linklaters is helping clients.
 

Explore our Resources

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Knowledge Portal

For further insights visit the Brexit Toolkit on our Knowledge Portal.
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Brexit SI Tracker

Our Brexit SI Tracker helps you follow the legislative changes that matter to you.

It provides links to published SIs and more in-depth information for some of the most significant changes.

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Trade Law

Our specialist Trade Law team help navigate risks and maximise the opportunities for cross-border trade.

Visit our TradeLinks blog for insights, updates and news from our team of experts.
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EU Law and Policy

Our dedicated group to exchange intelligence on Brexit issues and EU law in the making.

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Video commentary

Our range of videos provide commentary on the Brexit issues affecting organisations across the globe and how Linklaters is helping clients.

Toolkits and FAQs

Our range of toolkits and FAQs are designed to help you identify areas of opportunity or risk. The below publications and more can be found on the Brexit toolkit on our Knowledge Portal.

  • End of Brexit transition – a general checklist: This high-level checklist covers the main areas of general concern for businesses operating in the UK or trading across the EU and UK.
  • This time it’s real: Implications of Brexit: This note discussed the changes the end of the transition period would bring, regardless of any agreement on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.
  • Brexit and the end of the transition period – what’s changing for UK listed companies: This note considers the main impacts of the end of the transition period on the rules that apply to companies with securities admitted to trading or listed on a regulated market, including the transparency, market abuse and prospectus regimes.

 

 

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