Brexit Briefings

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted by a narrow majority to leave the European Union. The referendum, commonly known as “Brexit,” has no automatic effect. The UK remains an EU member, and all existing EU-derived laws and regulations continue to apply in the UK.

All eyes are on the British government, as Parliament reconvenes at the end of September. It is not yet clear when, or if, Prime Minister Theresa May will activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Further, the exact nature of the UK’s exit and its future relationship with the EU is clouded with uncertainty.

The Brexit Task Force at Morrison & Foerster is closely monitoring developments in the UK and elsewhere to help you better understand the implications of the referendum on your business. Led from our London office, the Brexit Task Force includes leading authorities from Morrison & Foerster’s European and global network who are tracking developments to help with your contingency planning.

An Insider’s Perspective: A Conversation With Sir Paul Jenkins QC

 

Brexit Briefings

On an ongoing and regular basis, we have issued a series of Brexit Briefings examining the legal implications with respect to competition, privacy and data security, trademark, intellectual property, restructuring, and tax issues, as well as the significance for emerging companies and the technology, media, and telecommunications sector.

Events

  • The European Securities Regime pre and post-Brexit (18 July 2016)
    In this West LegalEdCenter Webinar, Peter Green and Jeremy Jennings-Mares will provide an overview and discussion of the possible effect of a so-called “Brexit” on EU issuances of securities and transactions in other financial instruments.
  • Webinar Series for U.S. Clients: Doing business in Europe post-Brexit vote (14 July 2016)
    This webinar focused on developments on exit negotiations and possible models post Brexit; the outlook for investment strategies in Europe and the UK; implications for global, European and UK data privacy regulation; and tax considerations for U.S. companies with UK and European operations.
  • Brexit: Implications for Securities and other Financial Transactions (7 July 2016)
    In this PLI webcast, Peter Green and Jeremy Jennings-Mares provided an overview and discussion of the possible effect of a so-called “Brexit” on EU issuances of securities and transactions in other financial instruments.

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