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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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    Brexit: The fog is now clear – the UK is not extending the transition period

    Until now, it was possible, but not very likely, that the UK would seek an extension of the Brexit transition period beyond the current deadline of 31 December 2020.

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    Brexit: What is the significance of 30 June 2020?

    The UK left the EU on 31 January last. Since then, for example, the UK no longer has members of the European Parliament, ministers attending EU council meetings or the right to nominate judges or commissioners to the EU Court of Justice or the Commission respectively.

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  • COVID-19: Brexit talks continue – Video conference replaces megaphone
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    COVID-19: Brexit talks continue – Video conference replaces megaphone

    Brexit seemed the most difficult issue facing the UK and the European Union until both sides encountered the "life or death" COVID-19 crisis. 

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  • Brexit and membership of the Court of Justice of the European Union
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    Brexit and membership of the Court of Justice of the European Union

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) (including the General Court) comprises judges nominated by each of the European Union (EU) Member States.

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    Brexit update: What will happen on Friday night?

    On Friday night next, 31 January, the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union after 47 years and one month of membership.

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    Brexit: M&A deals will face higher filing fees in post-Brexit world

    Right now, businesses in the UK and Ireland involved in large-scale mergers and acquisitions are able to notify their deals to the European Commission (EC) for free.

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    EU Gives “Flextension” to the UK

    Three days before the UK was due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019, the European Council agreed to give the UK a further extension on its notice period to leave the EU. 

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    BREXIT: Michel Barnier will lead the EU’s new Brexit Phase-Two Task Force 

    In a shrewd move by the EU, Michel Barnier (the European Commission's Chief Brexit Negotiator) has been appointed to lead the new European Commission "taskforce". He will handle, among other issues, the second phase of the talks between the EU and the UK. 

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    Brexit: Pretend and Extend?

    On 19 October 2019, after a day in the House of Commons which the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson must have found frustrating (because the Meaningful Vote on his Revised Withdrawal Agreement did not take place), the Prime Minister sent an unsigned letter to the President of the European Council.

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    If there is a Brexit deal then what happens next?

    Let us assume that the negotiators in the “tunnel” agree a deal, then what happens next?

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