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Brexit Briefing: UK Supreme Court rules against Government

The Supreme Court has confirmed that the Government needs to pass an Act of Parliament before triggering Article 50. We summarise what this means for the Brexit process. What did the Supreme Court decide? By a majority of eight to three, the Supreme Court confirmed that the Divisional Court was correct…

Surge in UK M&A activity by Japanese companies in 2016, despite Brexit vote

Japanese companies spent $33.5bn on acquiring UK companies in 2016, compared to only $9.5bn in 2015. Contrary to some expectations, there was an increased number and value of such deals, according to Dealogic data published by the Financial Times. Much of the value was made up of a single deal,…

Brexit Briefing: The Great Repeal Bill

The Prime Minister’s proposed bill to “download and save” EU law upon Brexit will be more complicated than it sounds. At the Conservative Party Conference on 2 October 2016, as well as announcing that Article 50 would be triggered by the end of March 2017 (which is now less certain,…

Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit from the Unified Patent Court, says Government

Baroness Neville-Rolfe states UK will ratify UPC Agreement to get new court up and running. The proposed Unified Patent Court is based on an intergovernmental treaty separate from the EU, but subject to EU law and to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU).  As a…

UK Government confirms Britain will adopt GDPR

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley MP confirms that the UK will be implementing the GDPR in 2018.  Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP recently confirmed to the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee that the UK will be implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…