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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: 19 OCTOBER 2019

Brexit day one readiness for European asset and fund managers

We examine some of the ways in which a hard Brexit will affect the EU legal and regulatory obligations of EU asset and fund managers if there is a hard Brexit.

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Publications: 16 OCTOBER 2019

Can the UK Government keep its promise that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October?

 Brexit has dominated the media again this week. With the UK and EU negotiators having ‘entered the tunnel’ in a final attempt to reach a deal prior to the 31 October deadline, the Government’s position remains that the UK will leave the EU on that date with or without a deal.

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Publications: 01 OCTOBER 2019

Preparing for a hard Brexit - ten points relevant to mainstream debt capital market issuance

The current political landscape means that uncertainty as to the nature of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU continues. It remains a possibility that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019 without a deal – a so-called “no-deal Brexit”. A no-deal Brexit will mean that the UK will not be a Member State of the EU and that Union law will not be applicable in the UK.

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Publications: 01 APRIL 2019

Tariffs and customs on a hard Brexit

As the political debate continues over the terms, and timing, of the UK’s departure from the European Union, the UK Government has published, with little fanfare, its proposed tariff rates to apply to UK imports in the event of a hard Brexit.

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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