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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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    Vesatger 2.0 - The New European Competition Commissioner

    On 10 September 2019, the new European Commission President-Designate, Ursula von der Leyen, was widely expected to nominate the new - and 13th - European Commissioner for Competition Policy.

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    Is a No-Deal Brexit Inevitable?

    There is a great deal of commentary that a No-Deal Brexit (NDB) on 31 October 2019 is inevitable. While one cannot rule out the possibility, it is far from inevitable and definitely...

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    Brexit and Ireland – Impact on UK service providers of leaving without a deal

    If the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019 without a deal, the UK will become a ‘third country’ to the EU. Trade with the EU would be based on the...

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