Podcast: Brexit UK Legislative Framework - a series of podcasts
16 January 2019
We have produced a series of podcasts relating to the UK legislative framework that will apply if either:
- the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 without the Withdrawal Agreement and related transitional arrangements having been ratified; or
- the Withdrawal Agreement endorsed by the UK Government and EU27 is ratified.
Podcast One: Introduction to the UK’s Brexit legislative Framework
Lucy Aconley (Senior Associate in the Global Restructuring practice), Emma Danforth (Senior Associate in the Global Funds and Asset Management practice) and Oonagh Harrison (Senior PSL in the A&O Brexit team) consider the role of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in the UK Government’s no deal “hard” Brexit contingency planning and explore its core objectives.
Podcast Two: ‘Retained EU law’ explained
Charlotte Haworth (Senior PSL in the Global Banking practice), Karen Birch (Counsel and Head of Know How in our Litigation practice) and Oonagh Harrison (senior PSL in the A&O Brexit team) explore the scope and impact of the new body of law being created under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 which is referred to as ‘retained EU law’.
Podcast Three: The ‘onshoring’ of EU financial services legislation
Like many areas of UK law and regulation, the UK’s financial services regulatory regime has been driven by reforms implemented at the European level, especially since the financial crisis. In this podcast, Kate Sumpter (partner in the financial services regulatory group), Andrzej Wieckowski (a Senior Associate in the same group) and Oonagh Harrison (Senior PSL in the A&O Brexit team) look at how the UK Government is seeking to ensure that the UK’s financial services regime will function on a “hard” Brexit.
Podcast Four: Implementing the Withdrawal Act and transitional arrangements
This podcast looks at what would need to be done to ratify the article 50 withdrawal agreement and political declaration on the future UK/EU27 relationship. The podcast was recorded prior to the political endorsement on 25 November 2018, however, the overview of the steps required remains valid. This podcast is led by Paul Sampson (a Senior Associate in the global funds and asset management practice), Jennifer Cresswell (Counsel in our international debt capital markets practice) and Oonagh Harrison (Senior PSL in the A&O Brexit team).