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Brexit Law - the way ahead

Leading businesses through Brexit and beyond, our Brexit Law pages provide key resources to help identify Brexit-related issues and contingency plan accordingly.

Our expert, multi-disciplinary teams are available to advise you at each stage on what Brexit means for your business, whether in the UK, another EU country or outside the EU. A list of key contacts can be found here

What Brexit means for your business

There is never a dull moment on the winding road to Brexit. With the two-year Article 50 negotiation window ticking down, both the UK and the EU27 appear committed to push on with the negotiations despite on-going political twists and turns, and the constant flow of shocks from events in the real world.

Despite this uncertain and shifting environment, businesses operating in Europe have to continue to deliver on shareholder, employee, and customer expectations today.

Allen & Overy has spent many months exploring the possible legal consequences of Brexit in significant depth. We have analysed the potential impact in different sectors and in relation to different areas of law and have drawn up strategies for mitigating Brexit-related risk and taking advantage of Brexit-related opportunities for clients around the globe.

As we continue to monitor the situation, our expert, multi-disciplinary teams are ready to advise you at each stage on what Brexit means for your business, whether in the UK, another EU country or outside the EU. Our latest thinking will be updated and posted to this site.

If you have any questions, please email our Brexit team at A&OBrexitqueries@allenovery.com or get in touch with your usual Allen & Overy contact.

Latest thinking

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Publications: 31 JANUARY 2020

Paving the way to the UK’s departure from the EU – an overview of the key provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020

Following the Conservative Party’s victory in the UK’s general election in December 2019, the priority for both the UK and the EU27 in relation to Brexit was the approval, ratification and implementation of the deal agreed at a political level between the European Commission and the UK in October 2019 on the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU (the Withdrawal Agreement).

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Publications: 24 FEBRUARY 2020

Brexit Podcast: The post 31 January 2020 world — what does the future look like for funds and asset managers?

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020 as part of a negotiated exit pursuant to the terms of a withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The United Kingdom is now in a transitional, or ‘implementation period’, until 11pm on 31 December 2020. 

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Publications: 18 FEBRUARY 2020

Antitrust and Brexit – where do we stand?

The UK has well-established domestic antitrust and merger control regimes, enforced by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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Publications: 31 JANUARY 2020

Brexit – transition planning for employers

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020 triggers the start of a transition period lasting until 31 December 2020. We consider the short- and medium-term impact for employers, and key areas in which in-house counsel and HR teams should be preparing for the post-transition period.

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Brexit sectors

Sectors


Since the referendum, we have analysed the potential impact of Brexit on a number of different sectors, have drawn up strategies for mitigating Brexit-related risk, and have identified potential sector-based opportunities from around the world.

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Brexit businesses

Business


Since the referendum, we have analysed the potential impact of Brexit in relation to different areas of law, have drawn up strategies for mitigating Brexit-related risk, and have identified potential opportunities for clients around the world.

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The road to Brexit

Further insights