Brexit is an unprecedented political, economic and legal phenomenon. The Monckton Brexit Blog gives you expert legal insight and analysis from barristers at Monckton Chambers.
Welcome to the Monckton Brexit Blog
On 23 June 2016, the UK’s voters were asked to give a one word answer to a simple question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”. 52% chose “leave”. However, what comes next is far from simple.
Read the welcome message from Philip Woolfe.
- What does Brexit mean for the UK in WTO?12 Jul 2016 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosIn the light of Brexit, World Trade Organisation (WTO) law has attracted considerable attention. It has been viewed as a possible model governing the future relationship between the UK and the EU (should other options fail), as well as the future trade links between the UK and non-EU states (in the absence of specific trade […]
- The EEA Agreement: roles of the EFTA Surveillance Authority and EFTA Court12 Jul 2016 | by Michael-James CliftonThe EEA Agreement, often described as the ‘Norwegian model’ extends the Single Market to Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. This Monckton Brexit Blog post describes the roles and functions of the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court. To view the blog post written by Michael-James Clifton please click here.
- BREXIT – not too late for proper impact assessment?12 Jul 2016 | by Anneli HowardAmid concerns that the referendum was conducted without the public having full knowledge of the facts, there have been increasing clamours for a second referendum. Last week, Sir Richard Branson reportedly had discussions with Theresa May to request a second poll – see here. In yesterday’s press, lawyers have requested the Government to carry out […]
- Theresa May’s speech promises reforms of competition policy and a tougher stance on tax11 Jul 2016 | by George Peretz QCToday’s developments mean that Mrs Theresa May is likely to become Prime Minister on Wednesday 13 July. In her speech delivered this morning (before the news that Mrs Leadsom had withdrawn her candidacy for leadership of the Conservative Party), Mrs May made three points likely to be of particular relevance to readers of this blog. […]
- Implications Of Brexit For State Aid: (1) The “Iceland To Turkey” Options11 Jul 2016 | by George Peretz QCAs an area that has been a key EU competence, Brexit can be expected to have a considerable impact on competition policy. That point applies in spades in the area of State aid, which is entirely based on the EU Treaties and which is centrally enforced by the European Commission. As a matter of law, […]
- Gerry Facenna QC and Jack Williams advise on Article 50 TEU – should Parliament or the executive trigger UK withdrawal from the EU?11 Jul 2016 | by Gerry Facenna QCGerry Facenna QC and Jack Williams have been instructed by John Halford of Bindmans LLP (as part of a six-counsel team plus constitutional experts) to advise a group of private individuals with an interest in the proper constitutional mechanism by which the UK can withdraw from the EU. The team is acting with some funding […]
- Brexit, merger control and the “one stop shop”08 Jul 2016 | by Alistair LindsayInternational businesses carrying out M&A in Europe have consistently welcomed the “one stop shop” of merger control: the principle that larger deals are reviewed only in Brussels and not by multiple member states. This post (the first in a series on merger control) examines how Brexit may affect that principle, and the practical consequences for […]
- The EEA Agreement: how is the EEA structured?08 Jul 2016 | by Michael-James CliftonTo view the blog post written by Michael-James Clifton please click here.
- Michael Bowsher QC – The legal matters of Brexit podcast with Share Radio06 Jul 2016 | by Michael Bowsher QCPlease click here to listen to the podcast.
- What does Brexit mean for international trade agreements?06 Jul 2016 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosFollowing Brexit, the UK will have to renegotiate a whole host of trade agreements with third countries. This process will require considerable time and energy and give rise to formidable legal and practical challenges. The UK is currently bound by trade agreements concluded by the EU alone (such as the Agreements with South Africa on […]