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Brexit – Triggering Article 50

The UK Prime Minister will, under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, notify the European Council of the UK’s intention to leave the EU.

A Member State leaving the EU is unprecedented. However, at one level, nothing changes legally upon the triggering of Article 50. The UK is still bound by EU law, so legally it is “business as usual”. In reality, the hard negotiations start now.

This update addresses some of the key questions facing businesses today – What is Article 50? What does it all mean? What are the key dates over the next two years?

Article 50: Frequently asked questions                                                     
Timeline: What happens now?                                                                  
The text of Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union                     
Perspectives on triggering Article 50                                                       

Our dedicated A&L Goodbody Brexit team will update you on key developments as they arise. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at brexit(at)

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