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Tax developments and tax policy for the City post-Brexit
Helen Lethaby, a tax partner in our London office, considers some recent tax developments and how the tax policy for the City should change post-Brexit. this article was first published in Tax Journal.
 20 January 2017
WTO – what would a hard landing after Brexit look like?
this briefing explains the WTO framework for trade in goods and services and outlines the key implications of the UK leaving the EU without a future UK-EU trade agreement in place, including in relation to financial services.
17 November
 2016
A new era for merger review? UK to reform laws on foreign investment in critical infrastructure
the UK Government will shortly be launching a consultation on potentially significant reforms to the regime allowing Government to review foreign ownership and control of critical infrastructure.
4 October 
2016
Brexit and financial services
Michael Raffan, our global head of financial services, considered the impact of Brexit on UK financial services in an article published in the ICAEW’s FS Focus magazine.
30 September
2016
Brexit – contingency planning for insurers
In this guide, we consider some of the challenges facing insurers based in the UK, including the options available to UK insurers if passporting rights are not preserved following the UK’s exit from the EU.
30
September
2016
Post-Brexit trade-off—playing by the WTO rules
Andrew Renshaw and Tone Oeyen consider the pros and cons of being governed by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. this article was first published on Lexis®PSL Public Law analysis.
26 July 2016
Brexit – Early Key Points for commodity derivatives traders
this briefing considers some of the key points for commodity derivatives traders to consider at this stage including the continuing role of London and English law, the passport regime for third-country firms, the EU requirements that continue to apply and the extra-territorial application of EU requirements.
21 July 2016
What does Brexit mean for Chinese investors?
the prospect of enhanced trade with countries outside the EU was central to the debate in the run-up to the referendum. We welcomed an expert panel of speakers to our debate in association with the China Chamber of Commerce to discuss what Brexit means for Chinese investors. A summary of the discussion can be accessed in this briefing.
21 July 2016
Brexit – how does it impact TMT businesses
this briefing discusses the implications of Brexit for companies in the telecommunications, media and technology industries, and for companies with data-focused business models.
15 July 2016
Brexit – potential timelines for the UK’s exit
Two timelines illustrating factors which could influence the timing of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU by Royal Prerogative or following an Act of Parliament.
13 July 2016
Brexit: What does it mean for EU and UK competition law and policy?
this briefing discusses the implications for business of the potential separation of the EU and UK regimes for merger control, antitrust investigations (cartels, abuse of dominance and other types of alleged anti-competitive behaviour), competition litigation and state aid.
12 July 2016
Brexit – Early Key Points for Prime Brokers
this briefing considers some of the key points for prime brokers to consider at this stage including the continuing role of London and English law, the passport regime for third-country firms, the continuing role for UK prime brokers for EU funds and the position in respect of UK collateral.
5 July 2016
Brexit – Early Key Points for Custodians
this briefing considers some of the key points for custodians to consider at this stage including the continuing role of London and English law, the passport regime for third-country firms, the continuing role for UK custodians in respect of EU funds and the position in respect of cash balances.
5 July 2016
Article 50 and withdrawing from the EU
this briefing discusses some of the key constitutional law questions concerning Brexit such as: whether an Act of Parliament is required; whether the EU can accelerate service of an Article 50 notice; whether the UK could revoke an Article 50 notice; and what the possible timelines are for Brexit.
4 July 2016
Tax Implications for Multinationals
this briefing considers, amongst other things, the impact of Brexit on withholding taxes, VAT and stamp taxes as well as the implications for future UK tax policy.
4 July 2016
the European Economic Area (EEA) - Structure and
decision making processes

Although the Government has not yet indicated its preferred model for the post-Brexit UK/EU relationship, the ‘Norwegian’ or ‘EEA’ option is favoured by some, including Conservative grandee Ken Clarke as reported today. this note explains what the EEA is, its structure and decision-making processes.
1 July 2016
Brexit - What does it mean for restructuring and insolvency?
this briefing covers Brexit implications of restructuring and insolvency, in particular it discusses the implications on the European Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings and recognition of insolvency judgments and how schemes of arrangement will be impacted by Brexit.
1 July 2016
Brexit - Possible implications for London listed companies
this briefing highlights some of the possible Brexit implications for London listed issuers. In particular, it addresses some of the preliminary questions you may be considering on prospectuses, disclosure and transparency rules and corporate governance requirements.
30 June 2016
Brexit - what does it mean for governing law and dispute resolution?
Last week’s UK referendum on EU membership leaves many things uncertain. the effectiveness of contractual provisions selecting English law to govern contracts, English court jurisdiction or London arbitration is not one of them. Our DR team sets out in this briefing why you can continue to choose English law and English DR options to resolve your disputes.
30 June 2016
Brexit: What does it mean for employers? 30 June 2016
Britain votes to leave - Key issues for business 24 June 2016
Brexit - What does it mean for debt products and finance transactions? 24 June 2016
Brexit - What does it mean for loans?  24 June 2016
Brexit - What does it mean for debt capital markets and structured finance products 24 June 2016
Brexit - What does it mean for debt contracts generally 24 June 2016
Future of the Unified Patent Court following UK leave vote 24 June 2016
Insurance and reinsurance newsletter: "Brexit: Key issues for insurers" 24 June 2016