This provides a useful overview of the:
- implications of the UK leaving the EU on 31 January 2020;
- impact of the current transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement which is due to end on 31 December 2020;
- long-term aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement;
- future relationship between the UK and EU;
- UK Government’s negotiating aims and those of the EU;
- need for contingency planning in the event that there is no extension to the transition period; and
- retained EU law under the provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.
If you would like to discuss specific arrangements for support through the risks of the move to an uncertain future relationship, on how you might express the concerns of your business to governments, on dispute risks that may arise, or on any other questions or challenges you have, please do contact your regular Herbert Smith Freehills relationship contacts, or otherwise any of our experts listed here.