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From 1 January 2021, businesses must navigate a divergent UK-EU trade and competition regime for the first time in over forty years. The immediate priority is to ensure compliance with the new rules and regulations. Longer-term, business should also engage with the evolving ‘global Britain’ policy, and understand the risks as well as the opportunities as the UK re-engages with global relationships beyond the EU. Brexit Insights sessions Our market-leading UK trade and competition team…

On 11 November 2020, the UK Government introduced a new bill that would significantly expand its powers to review transactions on national security grounds, in line with global trends of increasing regulatory scrutiny of incoming foreign investments. Join us on Wednesday 2nd December 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT) where our panel of experts will discuss everything you need to know about the newly proposed UK Foreign Investment rules, including: Criteria for a mandatory national security…

The European Council announced on Monday that it has reached agreement on a new EU regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items. The aim of the new regulations is to adapt the Dual-Use Regulation to react to changes in the technological, economic and political situation since the existing rules came into force in 2009.  The new regime is to be based on the Commission’s original 2016 proposal…

The EU announced last week that the UK would be added to its list of safe countries to export ‘dual-use items’. Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the UK is no longer a Member State of the EU since 31 January 2020 and the EU law will cease to apply to the UK after the end of a transition period on 31 December 2020. As a result, the export of ‘dual-use items’ from the…