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Shellfish, ham sandwiches, or court documents: which can you take into the European Union post Brexit?

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What can you bring into the EU?

From the vote on 23 June 2016 to the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, it took three and a half years, but Brexit has happened. With the no deal scenario prevented at the last minute, what has the fallout been so far?

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What does the Brexit deal mean for UK financial services?

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With the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement now having been signed, what does this mean for the financial services industry, a sector which contributes 7% to the UK economy.

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The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

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After more than 4 years of debate in the UK since the referendum and after years of negotiation with the EU about, first, a withdrawal agreement and then an agreement setting out how the future trade in some areas between the EU and the UK should work, the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement was finally signed yesterday by the EU and the UK governments.

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Preparing for Brexit: data protection and banks

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As 1 January 2021 is fast approaching, we look at how this may impact on the flow of personal data between the UK and the EU, and what Banks can do to prepare.

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The key issues businesses should consider before the end of the transition period

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Contributing authors: Irene Trubbiani Montagnac

With the post-Brexit transition period ending in 31 December 2020 and talks between the EU and UK about a Free Trade Agreement (“FTA”) continuing, businesses need to continue to prepare for the key challenges ahead.

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The UK’s new immigration system is being implemented in January 2021 – is your business ready for these changes?

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The UK’s new immigration system

The new system has been in the pipeline since the Brexit vote in 2016. Many of the current immigration routes to the UK will be similar under the new system. However, there are two key changes to be aware of.

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The 13th Annual European GRC and GDPR compliance conference

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On 9 November 2020 I had the pleasure of speaking at the 13th Annual European GRC and GDPR compliance conference hosted by Copenhagen Compliance.

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The Brexit effect…. on trade marks

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With the end of the transition period fast approaching, it is not long until the UK falls outside the scope of the EU trade mark system. The Withdrawal Agreement contains specific provisions relating to intellectual property rights and whilst domestic UK trade marks will be unchanged, EU Trade Mark (EUTM) holders should be aware of how their trade mark rights will be affected.

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End of Brexit transition period – what now for medicines and medical devices?

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With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching it is becoming more and more urgent for businesses in the medical sector to prepare for the transition period coming to an end. It is a sector, where many of the rules stem from EU regulation, which makes it even more important for businesses to prepare.

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Brexit and the lawyer who cried wolf!

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When you cover Brexit, like I do, you cannot help feeling a bit like the proverbial ‘boy who cried wolf’. Over the past three and a half years, all of us dealing with Brexit in blogs, comments and seminars have said on numerous occasions that “Brexit was coming” – only for it to be delayed, over and over again. However, this time the wolf is real: Brexit is actually coming.

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Parliament goes blue. What’s in store for business?

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Contributing authors: Olivia Coles and John North

The speculation is over. What’s in store for businesses across the UK now?

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7 ways that a Tory majority will affect employers

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The votes have been counted and the decision has been made: a Conservative government will lead us into 2020, intending to make their vision of Britain’s future a reality. So what does this vision look like, and how will employers be affected?

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