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Arendt | Brexit: less than 10 days to request a new residency permit

Tick Tock! Reminder to British citizens* living in Luxembourg: Less than 10 days remaining to request a new residency permit before 30 June 2021 On 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union came into effect, entailing that UK citizens cease to be considered as EU nationals. British citizens and their family members residing in Luxembourg before the 31 December 2020 retained their rights to continue to reside and work in Luxembourg from 1 January 2021 onwards,...

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Panitch Law | Urgent IP Notice: U.K. Filing Deadline for BREXIT Cloned EUTMs and IRs is September 30, 2021

At the end of 2020, because of Brexit, the United Kingdom formally separated from the European Union trademark system. This separation affected European Union Trademark registrations (EUTMs) that existed at that time, as well as existing International Registrations (IRs) extended to the European Union.  It also affected pending EUTM applications and IR extensions of protection to the EU. EUTMs and IRs designating the EU that were registered on or before December 31, 2020 continued to have effect in the United...

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Vulcan Insight | EU patience “wearing really, really thin” over Northern Ireland Protocol

On Wednesday, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and his UK counterpart, Cabinet Minister David Frost, met in London for the latest meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee and the first meeting of the newly created Partnership Council under the post-Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement.  Following several weeks of failed technical and political talks on finding a compromise, Mr. Šefčovič acknowledged that there are still “substantial gaps” in the UK’s implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol and that the EU’s “patience...

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EACCNY “Brexit, What’s Next?” Series | UK competition law enforcement after Brexit – divergence from the EU?

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 Rachel Brandenburger, Senior Advisor & Foreign legal Advisor to HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP (admitted in England & Wales) and Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of European & Comparative Law, University of Oxford, who will address: “UK competition law enforcement after Brexit – divergence from the EU?”. | Introduction On January 31,...

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John Bruton | Why did Brexit happen and what will be its effects?

Lecture given by John Bruton, former Taoiseach, to a webinar organised by the University of East Anglia in Norwich on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 6.30pm | Ireland is more affected by what happens in the UK than is any other country. This is due to the facts that + Ireland is host to the UK’s only land border with another state + Geographically, Ireland’s easiest route to the Eurasian land mass is through UK territory + Politically, Ireland has been intertwined with the...

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Faegre Drinker | U.K. Immigration Update: Fast-Track Visas Unveiled for ‘Best and Brightest’ Talent

Following an adjustment to immigration rules announced by the Home Office on 5 May 2021, if you’re the recipient of an elite award, you may now be eligible to bypass part of the existing immigration process and access a fast-track route into the U.K. What Is the Existing Process? As a leader or potential leader in arts and culture, academia, research or digital technology, under the U.K.’s post-Brexit points-based immigration system, you can apply for a Global Talent visa to live and work in the U.K. for five-year periods. This route...

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EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement: Council adopts decision on conclusion

The Council has today adopted a decision on the conclusion of the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement and the security of information agreement. This is the last step for the EU in the ratification of the agreements. The UK will now be notified of the finalisation of the internal EU procedures. Following this, the agreements and accompanying texts will be published in the Official Journal of the EU before the end of the month. On 1 May 2021, both agreements...

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EU Parliament formally approves EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement

Political groups strongly welcome the agreement Parliament must have a say in the implementation of the agreement Agreement will enter into force on 1 May after Council conclusion Parliament voted with a large majority in favour of granting its consent to the agreement setting the rules of the future EU-UK relationship. The consent decision was adopted by 660 votes for, five against and 32 abstentions, while the accompanying resolution, setting out Parliament’s evaluation of and expectations from the deal, passed...

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Humanizing Brexit is Critical and Urgent

Previously published on Medium.com | “Can the peoples of Europe rise to the heights of the soul and of the instinct and spirit of man”? - Winston Churchill, September 19, 1946. University of Zurich Politicians Must Exit the Scene They have done enough damage and created division. The first three months of the application of the Brexit Trade Agreement have been a repetition of the conflictual narrative of the past four years, where politicians have taken an aggressive course and dominated the Brexit...

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Faegre Drinker | U.K. Immigration 101

Feel free to also check out below Faegre Drinker's 'The U.K. Immigration Video Series': As employees, business leaders and travelers begin to adapt to the U.K.’s post-Brexit immigration system, a strong grasp of the most commonly used visa categories — including new visas established as a result of Brexit — is essential. To help you get up to speed, Faegre Drinker created a series of short videos providing basic overviews of each visa category, prepared and narrated by the...

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