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    Public procurement in the UK from 1 January 2021

    By 1 January 2021, the Brexit transition period will have come to an end; whilst there may be a lot of uncertainty moving forward into the New Year, the UK government are now outlining the changes that will occur regarding the UK's public procurement process.

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    Newstalk interview - Vincent Power explains the fisheries debate

    The UK has given fisheries prominence because a "good result" would be more meaningful for voters than other more theoretical and complex issues. Vincent Power explained that it'll be very difficult to find a deal on fisheries that will please everyone. 

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    The role of Governance in the debate

    "Governance" is reported to be one of the top three issues in the final stages of the EU-UK negotiations on a trade deal. Dr Vincent Power, Head of EU, Competition and Procurement at A&L Goodbody, explains, in a practical way, what the topic of "governance" means in the Brexit debate.

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    The Fisheries debate

    Fisheries is reported to be one of the top three issues in the final stages of the EU-UK negotiations on a trade deal. Dr Vincent Power, Head of EU, Competition and Procurement at A&L Goodbody, explains, in a practical way, how the topic of fisheries fits into the Brexit debate.

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    Levelling the playing field

    The so-called "Level Playing Field" has become an important topic in the Brexit Trade Negotiations. Dr Vincent Power, Head of EU, Competition and Procurement at A&L Goodbody, explains, in a practical way, the meaning of "level playing field" in the Brexit debate.

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    Operation of the SEM after the end of the Brexit transition period

    The SEM Committee has today published an updated statement on the operation of the SEM after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. This confirms the position where the UK and the EU do not reach a trade agreement before the cut-off date.

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    Competition law, merger control and State aid in Ireland in the time of Brexit

    While Brexit makes the UK a third country for the purposes of EU law, Ireland's proximity (geographically and econonomically) to the UK makes the application of competition law to cross-border trade that more relevant and complex.

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    Ireland proposes new Brexit legislation

    Ireland has published the "General Scheme" of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020.

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    2 October 2020: Conclusion of the ninth Brexit negotiating round

    On 2 October 2020, the EU and UK concluded their ninth round of negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship.The negotiations had been held between 29 September and 2 October.

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    Brexit: Another Day, Another Letter: EU threatens legal action against the UK

    When the history of Brexit is written, much will be made about the letters which have travelled between Brussels and London.

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    Brexit: Everyone is at 6s and 7s…Let the seventh round (or the sixth) commence….

    On 13 August 2020, the European Commission and the UK Government published the agenda for the seventh round of the UK-EU Future Relationship Agreement. This round will be held between 18 and 21 August 2020 in Brussels.

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    Brexit: EU and UK see eye-to-eye on video conference but no-one can see way out of logjam (just yet)

    On 15 June 2020, almost four years after the UK voted to leave the EU, there was a video conference between the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Prime Minister of the UK.

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