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Brexit untangled

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06 February 2017

On Friday 24 June 2016, it was announced that Britain had voted to leave the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May has now appointed a Whitehall unit, the Department for Exiting the European Union, to oversee Britain's departure negotiations with Brussels.

Trade deal or no deal?
The implications of Brexit on transatlantic trade

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President have triggered considerable uncertainty about the future of trade between the EU, the UK and the US. What has traditionally been a bi-lateral trading picture will become a three sided relationship; a 'Transatlantic Triangle'.

This Gowling WLG report aims to cut through that uncertainty by investigating what the US, one of the UK's biggest trading partners, wants out of a Brexit deal to keep trade flowing and provide practical advice on what businesses can be doing now to best prepare for several years of change and uncertainty. It will:

  • Lift the lid on the implications of Brexit on transatlantic trade
  • Provide a detailed guide into which Brexit models are the most likely, why and what that means for transatlantic trade
  • Provide six key actions that businesses need to consider now in preparation for the Brexit

Post-Brexit - what next?

The beginning of a new era for the UK; the question now is what next?

Our legal experts have been closely following the crucial developments since Britain decided to leave the EU. Offering clear, concise commentary on the key issues, our experts share their thoughts on the sector and legal implications of Brexit, as well as the forthcoming negotiation period as part of the exit strategy.

The UK government has confirmed that it will not trigger the Article 50 process to leave the EU before the end of 2016. This means that we are unlikely to get a clear idea of what kind of deal the UK will seek from the EU until next year.

Which way from here?

Download a copy of the reportIn this uncertain world, we wanted to share an 'at a glance' sector guide with you, discussing some of the thinking and issues that we have been seeing in various disciplines and sectors. In this guide, you will also find the details of the representative from each sector in our 'Brexit Unit' of legal experts.

To help unravel what Brexit means for you, we hosted a special webinar as the news broke.

Our panel of experts advised on how to plan for the future and what actions you may need to consider. Take a look at a copy of the webinar - The decision to leave the EU - What Next?

Brexit unit

We have a 'Brexit team' of legal experts who are on hand to answer your questions as they arise. They can work with you to tackle the challenges, but also seek the potential opportunities, that Brexit will bring.

Brexit news and insights

The significant changes we have seen in the last few months are all part of the huge process of transition for the UK, triggered by the leave decision. Here, we'll continue to post regular updates on the latest developments and share our insights to help you navigate the new road ahead. If you'd like more information about the potential impact of Brexit for a specific sector, find out more about our Brexit unit.

Brexit stage right - what is the legal position now the UK has voted to leave the European Union?

Brexit: the sector and legal implications


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