A significant degree of supply chain disruption is fast becoming normality in the UK, with a combination of Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic leading to challenges in bringing goods in and out of the country, moving goods around, and staffing businesses in general in light of COVID. Businesses and consumers alike are becoming accustomed to […]
DCMS announces new Data Protection Measures The UK Government has launched a package of data protection measures with the intention of reforming the UK’s approach to data protection in a post-Brexit world. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) announced its new plans on 26 August 2021. In making its announcement, it acknowledged the […]
A lot is happening in the world of data processing, which we feel you should be informed about. Therefore, we are running a one hour webinar for in-house lawyers on: Update on International Transfers Compliance – Post Brexit Your business continues to rely on data. So, what is the impact to you on data transfers […]
The EU has published a draft adequacy decision in the UK’s favour, boosting the confidence of UK-based organisations that they may continue to receive the free-flow of personal data from parties in the EU. For background, the EU GDPR does not permit transfers of personal data from the EEA to third countries without certain safeguards […]
The UK’s new ‘subsidy control’ regime is gathering pace, but the continued effect of EU state aid rules in certain circumstances remains contentious. As we reported in State Aid post Brexit, as of 1 January 2021, the UK is no longer bound to follow EU state aid rules (except as provided for in the Northern […]
Following the end of the Brexit transition period, seven EU block exemption regulations in force on 31 December 2020 were retained under UK law. The block exemptions include the retained Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (VABER). In the UK, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) advises the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial […]
Since our last trade remedies update, the UK and the EU have agreed on a Brexit deal and the UK is now operating its own independent trade remedies system. The Government has also decided to retain some EU trade remedy measures, which will continue to be imposed to protect UK industry from foreign unfair trade practices […]
Overview Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, which broadly provided for the UK to continue to be within the EU VAT rules, customs union, single market and subject to the jurisdiction of the CJEU, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) sets out the basis for the future relationship between the […]
Many of us are itching to go away on holiday again just as soon as it is safe to do so. However, during the pandemic British travellers have seen the UK cross the Brexit finish line. Pre-Brexit, British travellers could essentially travel, go on holiday, work and live anywhere within the EU without any special […]
It is clear not all the demons regarding commercial enterprise and Brexit were realised on 31st December, and repercussions are still being felt. If your business has any connection with the EU, the chances are your trade is being affected, whether that be in terms of goods, people, data, supply chain, contracts and intellectual property. […]
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