The British position on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK

27 Jun 2017 | by Professor Panos Koutrakos

On 26 June 2017, the Home Secretary presented to Parliament a document entitled The United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union – Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals Living in the EU (here) This document is in response to the EU’s position on citizen’s rights (here). The stated […]

Brexit – after the UK General Election: has hubris led to nemesis or catharsis?

20 Jun 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CB

1. The UK General Election was confidently called in order to provide the Government with a stronger mandate for its hard-edged Brexit negotiation strategy. In fact , the UK Government’s position in Parliament has been weakened. There is now increased uncertainty . Yet, notwithstanding the result and ensuing discussion to secure a parliamentary majority, there […]

Michael Bowsher QC speaks to GBC News about Brexit negotiations

01 Jun 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

Michael Bowsher QC speaks to Jonathan Sacramento, News Editor of GBC News (Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation) about how Gibraltar and the UK will have to see out the Brexit negotiations before they can make decisions on how European Legislation can be transposed to other institutions under the British Crown. Michael was a guest of the Middle […]

Brexit in microcosm: legal implications for the UK and Spain

19 May 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CB

On 8 May, the FIDE Foundation in Madrid held a seminar on the legal effects and repercussions of Brexit for Spanish companies and Spanish citizens . The speakers were Christopher Muttukumaru CB , Miguel Sampol (the Director of CJEU Litigation in the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Miguel Sampol, and Manuel Conthe, a distinguished economist […]

Concluding Free Trade Agreements: the EU-Singapore Opinion and Brexit

17 May 2017 | by Professor Panos Koutrakos

On 16 May, the European Court of Justice rendered Opinion 2/15 (here) on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Singapore. What is it? The Opinion is a legally binding ruling rendered on the basis of a procedure laid down in Article 218(11) TFEU. This procedure enables certain EU institutions […]

The implications of Brexit for the UK competition regime: new report published

13 Apr 2017 | by Julian Gregory

The Brexit Competition Law Working Group (“BCLWG”) has today published its draft report on the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and policy. The draft report will be discussed at a half-day conference on 2 May 2017 and written comments are also invited by 15 May 2017 (  A final report will be then be […]

Aspects of post Brexit regulation in the Aviation sector

12 Apr 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CB

DFE presentation 6 April 2017: Aspects of post Brexit regulation in the Aviation sector: The last scene that ends this strange and eventful history (As you like it – William Shakespeare) (Florentine map of Denmark from an early 17th century atlas in the Fellows’ Library – with thanks to the Principal and Fellows of Jesus […]