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 […]

Monckton presentations in Denmark on post Brexit regulation of the Aviation and Telecommunications sectors

11 Apr 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

At a Brexit seminar in Copenhagen at the Danish Association for European Law on 6 April, Tim Ward and Christopher Muttukumaru were principal speakers. Their presentations included post Brexit regulation of the Aviation and Telecommunications sectors. The event was chaired by Professor Ulla Neergaard , Professor of EU Law at the University of Copenhagen. The […]

Gibraltar: a Sting in the Tail, but not a Surprise

04 Apr 2017 | by Peter Oliver

Last week, the status of Gibraltar arose on two occasions in relation to Brexit.  The first passed wholly or virtually unnoticed, while the second caused a furore which has remained in the headlines for several days. Before we consider those incidents, what is the status of Gibraltar with regard to the EU?  As a matter […]

The EU Council’s draft Art 50 Negotiating Guidelines: the ‘cliff edge’ recedes but no free trade agreement until 2022?

31 Mar 2017 | by Ben Rayment

The EU Council has today published its draft Negotiating Guidelines setting out the overall positions and principles that the EU will pursue throughout the negotiation. Article 50 provides that upon notification of a member state’s intention to withdraw from the EU “… the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out […]

The Great Repeal Bill and the risk of enforcement black holes: some further thoughts based on environmental law

31 Mar 2017 | by Julian Gregory

As noted in my blog post yesterday, one of the main concerns about the Great Repeal Bill is whether Brexit-related secondary legislation will receive proper Parliamentary scrutiny. The Government’s line as set out in its White Paper is that secondary legislation will only be used to make technical changes needed to ensure EU laws work […]

The fate of Charter rights under the Great Repeal Bill

31 Mar 2017 | by Eric Metcalfe

In yesterday’s White Paper, the Government announced that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights will not be converted into law by the Great Repeal Bill, on the basis that it “cannot be right that the Charter could be used to bring challenges against the Government, or for UK legislation after our withdrawal to be struck […]