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    Happy Christmas in April? The Christmas Eve Brexit deal approved in April by European Parliament

    The Brexit-related Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the EU and the UK was announced on Christmas Eve 2020.

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    Brexit and M&A: Canadian case proves that the EU could still block UK M&A Deals despite Brexit

    A proposed Canadian M&A deal – which has just been abandoned because of EU opposition to the deal - gives a glimpse of possible future tensions between the EU and the UK over Brexit.

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    Q&A guide to the Brexit Trade & Cooperation Agreement

    The adoption in December 2020 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom was welcomed because it avoided a No Deal Brexit.

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    Five things you might not have known about Brexit’s Trade and Cooperation Agreement

    Despite being announced on 24 December 2020 and signed on 30 December 2020, the TCA is still not in full force.  For example, it is still only "provisional". The European Parliament and the European Council have yet to sign off on the document. It is expected that they will sign off by the end of April 2020. So, Brexit is not yet done!

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    Two weeks remain to register for the Irish Temporary Run-Off Regime

    UK insurers and intermediaries have until 31 March to notify the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) of the application to them of the temporary run-off regime provided for in Part 10 of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020. 

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    Litigating with a UK entity post Brexit

    The Brexit transition period expired on 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021 new rules apply when dealing with UK entities regarding which courts have jurisdiction to deal with disputes; how any UK court judgment can be enforced in Ireland and how to serve UK entities with Irish legal proceedings.

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    Energy and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

    As of 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU's internal energy market and the framework for energy trading between the UK and the EU is governed by Title VIII of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

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    Brexit: Investment funds toolkit

    The EU and UK concluded a Trade and Cooperation Agreement effective from 1 January 2021. There is little in it for financial services and the implications for Irish regulated investment funds are, for the moment at least, effectively the same as if there had been no-deal.

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    Brexit 2021: Trade and Cooperation Agreement concluded between the EU and the UK

    The European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) have agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement which took effect from 1 January 2021. 

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    BRENTRY: Could the UK rejoin the EU? 

    Vincent Power, Head of EU, Competition and Procurement at A&L Goodbody explores the challenges facing the UK if its people ever wanted to rejoin the EU.

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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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