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Vulcan Insight | EU offers ‘bespoke arrangements’ on Northern Ireland Protocol

After another tense week for the British Government and European Commission, Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič presented a new package of measures on the Northern Ireland Protocol on Wednesday. The “bespoke arrangements” come in response to “the difficulties that people in Northern Ireland have been experiencing because of Brexit” and seek to further facilitate the movement of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Speaking at the British Embassy in Lisbon earlier this week, Britain’s Brexit Minister, David Frost had said...

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EACCNY “Brexit, What’s Next?” Series | The challenges of the post-Brexit era for cross-border commercial disputes from both an EU and UK perspective

With the help of our members, this thought-leadership series focuses on explaining what businesses should expect from the new reality of Brexit – in essence, with “Brexit, What’s Next?”. Today, we present Dr. Matthias Schlingmann, LL.M., Partner and Rishat Vahidov, Rechtsreferendar, both from CMS LAW (Hamburg, Germany); along with Ian Gatt QC, Partner and Karen Jacobs, Senior Associate, Knowledge Development Lawyer, both from STEWARTS LAW (London, UK). They will address: “The challenges of the post-Brexit era for cross-border commercial disputes...

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Vulcan Insight | UK to review all remaining EU laws

David Frost, the UK’s Brexit Minister, on Thursday stated that the UK has begun scrapping EU regulations that were transposed into British law before the UK exited the bloc. Speaking in the House of Lords, he stated: “I want to be clear, our intention is eventually to amend, to replace or to repeal all that retained EU law that is not right for the UK.“ In the immediate aftermath of the exit, the UK kept all EU laws and regulations, under a...

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Jaguar Freight | Brexit Pains and China’s Gains

In this week’s Roar, Brexit’s making headlines again, container lines are bypassing barge operators, China’s trade is doing surprisingly well despite delays forcing smaller manufacturers to cancel orders, and the ICS is proposing a market-based levy on vessels’ carbon emissions.  According to SupplyChainBrain, “an Office of National Statistics report published on Aug. 26 found 7% of firms were unable to source materials, goods, or services they needed from within the U.K in the previous two weeks.” And many businesses are warning that...

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EACCNY “Brexit, What’s Next?” Series | European Payments and Liquidity Management for Corporates Post-Brexit

With the help of our members, this thought-leadership series focuses on explaining what businesses should expect from the new reality of Brexit – in essence, with “Brexit, What’s Next?”. Today, we present Karen Sloan, Head of Corporate Cash Management Sales for HSBC Continental Europe. She will address: “European Payments and Liquidity Management for Corporates Post-Brexit”. | What you need to know to navigate the changing landscape Transactional banking services such as payments and liquidity management have been a focus in Europe over the...

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EACCNY “Brexit, What’s Next?” Series | The impact of Brexit’s immigration upheaval on the UK’s workforce

With the help of our members, this thought-leadership series focuses on explaining what businesses should expect from the new reality of Brexit – in essence, with “Brexit, What’s Next?”. Today, we present Gergana Kostova-Pehlivanova, Ph.D., Senior Economist at AIG GLOBAL ECONOMICS, and based in New York; along with Vanessa Ganguin, Partner (Consultant) at GQ|LITTLER, and based in London. They will address: “The impact of Brexit’s immigration upheaval on the UK’s workforce”. | The chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic has obscured as...

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Faegre Drinker | Data Transfers: U.K. Proposes New Tools and Approach

The United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently launched a consultation regarding the transfer of personal data outside of the U.K. The ICO is seeking comment on its draft international data transfer agreement and related guidance. This consultation follows the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. Although the U.K. left the EU’s legislative framework, the U.K. adopted the General Data Protection Regulation into domestic law (to become the so-called UK GDPR) so many of the same principles apply to data...

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Vulcan Insight | European Commission pauses legal action against UK over Protocol

The European Commission confirmed this week that it would freeze two lawsuits against the United Kingdom in order to “continue constructive discussions” with Westminster over trade arrangements in Northern Ireland. A Commission spokesperson said in a statement that “in order to provide the necessary space to reflect on these issues and find durable solutions to the implementation of the Protocol, we have decided, at this stage, not to move to the next stage of the infringement procedure”. The proceedings were launched...

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Vulcan Insight | London wants to renegotiate Brexit deal

On Wednesday 21 July, the UK reignited the post-Brexit dispute with the European Union by calling for a renegotiation of the Northern Ireland protocol. The UK government demanded that the protocol be temporarily suspended. The UK and EU “cannot go on as we are” when it comes to Northern Ireland, Britain’s Cabinet Office Minister David Frost said. This comes after the two sides had signed a post-Brexit deal one year ago, which was then presented as a victory by British...

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John Bruton | Are we heading for a car crash outcome on the NI Protocol?

Previously published in the "Irish Times" | The UK’s EU negotiator and its Secretary of State for Northern Ireland published a remarkable article in the “Irish Times “ last week. They complained of what they called the “inflexible requirement to treat movement of goods( from Britain) into Northern Ireland, as if they were crossing an EU external frontier, with the full panoply of checks and controls”. It appears that they never read the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol which is part of the Agreement under...

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