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Commission advises EU to say No to Lugano Accession

Yesterday, the European Commission published its assessment of the UK’s application to accede to the 2007 Lugano Convention. The Commission advises the EU to reject the UK’s application to join the Convention for two key reasons. First, the Commission notes that those non-EU countries which have acceded to the Lugano Convention “all participate, at least partly, in the EU’s internal market” – this being by way of the EEA agreement for Norway and Iceland, and a number of bilateral trade agreements for Switzerland. This economic link, or “high degree of economic interconnection”, between those third countries and the EU’s internal market, says the Commission, is a key basis for their accession to the Convention.  By contrast, the Commission says, the…

Brexit, Legal Blog & Publications, News, Public Law, Travel, Public, Travel 5 May, 2021

Outer Temple Talks; Brexit. The impact of Brexit on jurisdiction on contract claims

In the first of this mini-series of ‘Outer Temple Talks; Brexit’ vlogs, Helen Pugh and Dan Clarke discuss the impact of Brexit on jurisdiction in contract claims. Brexit impacts many aspects of the legal system. Members of Outer Temple Chambers have produced a series of short vlogs discussing some of the key issues, from commercial considerations to changes in travel and international injury law.   In this episode, Helen and Dan look at the impact of Brexit from a commercial point of view. As far as civil and commercial jurisdiction is concerned, there was a ‘hard’ Brexit with the UK falling out of Brussels 1A regime. Helen and Dan look at the implications for claims in contract.  A discussion about jurisdiction This vlog covers: Provisions of Brussels…

Brexit, Commercial Vlogs, News, Webinars & Vlogs 30 Apr, 2021

Taxing Matters: Sanctions in a post-Brexit landscape

Alex Haines recently featured in an episode of RPC’s Taxing Matters. Alex discussed the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and the impact it will have on the UK sanctions landscape. The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 was one of the first of the first Acts passed as a direct result of Brexit. In this RPC Taxing Matters podcast episode, Alex Haines shares his considerable insight on sanctions, how they affect trade and the changes the Act will now bring about. Find out more Taxing Matters is your one stop audio shop for all things tax brought to you by RPC. The podcast explores the sometimes hostile and ever-changing landscape that is the world of tax law and tax…

Brexit, Legal Blog & Publications, Sanctions 1 Mar, 2021

Brexit – What Next? Will Young presents at the Cross Border Law Conference

At the time of writing (December 2020), we remain in the transition period, where we will remain until 31st December 2020. Generally things have remained the same, in terms of the applicability of pre-Brexit rules, and will continue to do so until the end of the transition period. The question, though, is what will happen after? The easy part is applicable law: because Rome I and II do not depend on reciprocity (and can have effect to apply the law of a non-signatory state), the UK courts can continue to apply the rules contained in Rome I and II despite the UK’s departure from the EU, and that is what they will do – see The Law Applicable to Contractual…

Brexit, News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 17 Dec, 2020

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