The EU (Withdrawal) Bill: Implications for VAT Practitioners

01 Aug 2017 | by George Peretz QC

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, published last week, is the most significant piece of constitutional legislation for decades.  What are its implications for VAT practitioners? The Bill has two central aims. The first is achieved in short order by clause 1: repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (“ECA”).  That clause, to adopt the metaphor […]

The Brexit Competition Law Working Group (BCLWG) – conclusions and recommendations on the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and policy now published.

31 Jul 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

On the 26th July 2017, The Brexit Competition Law Working Group (BCLWG), chaired by Sir John Vickers, published its report which focuses on the impact of Brexit on the various elements of the UK competition regime and the consequent practical implications for enforcement of the competition rules. Jon Turner QC is a member of the […]

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill: some initial thoughts

13 Jul 2017 | by Julian Gregory

The Government has today published the first draft of the most significant piece of UK legislation for 40 years: the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, formerly known as the Repeal Bill. This is by no means the end of the story.  One MP has forecast that the Bill will end up looking “like a Christmas tree […]

The dangers of fission: Euratom and Brexit

11 Jul 2017 | by George Peretz QC

Over the last weekend, there has been considerable discussion of Euratom, and of the Government’s position that the United Kingdom will be leaving the Euratom Treaty along with the EU. There is great concern that exit from Euratom will cause substantial problems for the UK nuclear industry.  Those concerns are set out, for example here. […]

Dispute Settlement Mechanisms after Brexit: where we stand now

10 Jul 2017 | by Peter Oliver

When my post on dispute settlement (here) appeared in late March, few people realised that this issue was to be a key element in the negotiations between the EU and the UK. No longer. As explained below, the EU has made now it plain that, unless there is a meeting of minds on one or more […]

The Brexit Transition: A rush to judgment?

29 Jun 2017 | by Philip Woolfe

The European Commission has today published six position papers on key aspects of the Brexit transition covering: police and judicial cooperation, functioning of Union institutions, Governance, the fixing of the time when goods are placed on the market for the purposes of determining the applicable law, judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters and ongoing […]

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 […]


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