Brexit News

Brexit and Competition Disputes

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

By Michael Byrne, Kate McKenna Uncertain ability to enforce UK court competition law judgments in Ireland Following Brexit, the UK will no longer enjoy the enforceability of judgments under the Brussels Regulation, under which a judgment of the courts of an EU Member State is recognised in all other Member States without any special procedure. […]

Getting Ready For A Year Of Change – EU 2019

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Our team in Brussels have developed, a new online platform to help colleagues and clients understand why 2019 is a fundamental year of change in Europe and its potential impact for anyone doing business here.  Whether you are familiar with how the EU institutions operate or not, it’s designed to be a useful introduction as […]

What Should the EU Do After Brexit?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

By John Bruton What Should Ireland’s Policy Be?  The terms of Brexit are vital for Ireland.  But so also is how Ireland locates itself in the EU AFTER Brexit. President Macron has written to the Taoiseach setting out his post Brexit agenda. The Finnish government has just published an 125 page report on the implications […]

How European businesses are in Brexit limbo

Monday, March 11th, 2019

By Gregor Schmidt, Regional Leader – Europe | RSM The UK’s imminent departure from the EU brings with it a host of questions: will new trade tariffs hinder supply chains? How far will the UK’s regulatory framework diverge from the EU? Will the UK’s tax regime change significantly? How much will currency volatility impact top […]

The Weekly Vulcan View For March 4th – March 8th 2019 Featuring Analysis Of The Latest EU Developments

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Key Events This Week: Brexit – last ditch efforts before key Westminster votes In order to persuade Labour MPs to support Tuesday’s vote on the draft Withdrawal Agreement, the government is unveiling plans to boost workers’ rights by announcing an additional clause to be inserted into the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill. The new provision would […]

Three ways to map out your supply chain in preparation for Brexit

Friday, March 8th, 2019

By Gregor Schmidt, Regional Leader – Europe | RSM Paralysed by uncertainty, many businesses around the world are struggling with the lack of clarity over the future relationship between the UK and EU. While the UK prime minister, Theresa May, has just returned from Brussels with a withdrawal agreement, its unpopularity with the UK parliament […]

Railway safety and connectivity with the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit – Council agrees its position

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee today granted the Romanian presidency a mandate to negotiate with the European Parliament on a temporary extension of the validity of certain authorisations, certificates and licences to ensure continuity of train services between the EU (France and Ireland) and the United Kingdom without disruption in the event that the UK […]

Hard Brexit – outsourcing as a way out?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

By Kai-Michael Hingst & Karl-Alexander Neumann | Noerr The latest political developments have not reduced the likelihood of a “hard Brexit” on 29 March 2019. In this article, we sum up the regulatory consequences of a hard Brexit for cross-border banking and financial services and look at the possibility of outsourcing as an option. No more passporting […]

For European renewal. Speech by Emmanuel Macron

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

By Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic Citizens of Europe, If I am taking the liberty of addressing you directly, it is not only in the name of the history and values that unite us. It is because time is of the essence. In a few weeks’ time, the European elections will be decisive for […]

EIOPA and its Members agree on No-deal Brexit Memoranda of Understanding with the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and all National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of the European Economic Area (EEA) with competencies in insurance have agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Bank of England in its capacity as the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the United Kingdom (UK). […]