Brexit News

The Weekly Vulcan View for the 12th to the 16th of November featuring analysis of the latest EU developments

Friday, November 16th, 2018

VULCAN VIEW- KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK: BREXIT EU and UK reached a draft Brexit agreement that sparked chaos in London This week, against all the odds, the UK and EU overcame what had appeared to be insurmountable differences to reach a 585-page draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, as well as a […]

European Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Brussels, 14 November 2018 The negotiators of the European Commission and the United Kingdom have today reached a deal on the terms of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement. All aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement have now been finalised and agreed at negotiator level. This agreement marks a decisive moment in the negotiations. The European Commission […]

What would a no-deal Brexit mean for IP?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The UK government has published a series of notices to guide companies on IP in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Companies with significant businesses in the UK or looking to expand into the UK, should consider filing UK trade mark applications now for new brands and marks currently only protected as EU trade marks. […]

Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: a Contingency Action Plan

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

The United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union, invoking the procedure foreseen by Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The Commission regrets this decision, but respects it. On 30 March 20192, the United Kingdom will become a third country. All Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the […]

Brexit: no cause for celebration

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

By Kevin Butler | Managing Director Ireland and the United Kingdom | TMF Group Businesses are deeply concerned about the UK’s future relationship with the EU, and with the Brexit deadline now fast-approaching, it’s time to start making contingency plans. You know the breathless media hype about Brexit has gone into overdrive when the countdown clock makes […]

UK Labour Stance on Brexit with be critical

Monday, November 12th, 2018

BY JOHN BRUTON The worst possible outcome of Brexit for Ireland would be the UK crashing out of the EU, without a deal, next March because the UK Parliament cannot make a decision. The key to avoiding this disaster is in the position of the British Labour Party. So far, the focus of discussion in regard […]

EU and US Sanctions: Which Sovereignty?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

This text is the outcome of a workshop with MARIEHÉLÈNE BÉRARD, investment banker, FARID FATAH, Ph.D. candidate in Law, PASCAL LAMY, President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, LOUIS SCHWEITZER, Honorary Chairman of Renault, and PIERRE VIMONT, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe. If one accepts Jean-Claude Juncker’s last State of the Union speech in September […]

The Weekly Vulcan View for the 29th of October to the 2nd of November featuring analysis of the latest EU developments

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

VULCAN VIEW – KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK: BREXIT  Brexit talks on financial services reveal continued divisions on tradeReports emerged this week that Brussels and London reached an agreement on financial services trading, causing the pound to rise significantly on Thursday. The question of the UK’s financial services sector’s access to the EU market has been a key […]

BREXIT: Will a Second Referendum Provide Greater Certainty For Business?

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Following the recent Salzburg summit where the EU rebuffed Theresa May’s Chequers Plan, business across the UK are grappling with the possibilities of Brexit, and what the UK’s departure from the EU will look like on a practical level. Whilst many SMEs, including participants  in our recent Brexit survey, are approaching the break with a […]

Optimism In The Face Of Uncertainty UK SME Brexit Survey 2018

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Each year, at OCO Global (a company specialized in International Trade and Investment) we deal with hundreds of UK SMEs and advise and support them on their international growth plans. To supplement what we are hearing and seeing in our daily work, we have commissioned a survey of 1,000 UK SMEs, looking at the impact, expectations […]