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Will Brexit threaten EU protected food names?

Will Brexit threaten EU protected food names?

27 August 2019

According to Invest Northern Ireland the food and drink sector is worth £5 billion to the economy in Northern Ireland. As well as being the largest manufacturer and a leading...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit, Food and Agriculture

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Will a no-deal Brexit lead to any relaxation in competition enforcement for the food and drinks industry?

Will a no-deal Brexit lead to any relaxation in competition enforcement for the food and drinks industry?

14 August 2019

Within the UK, it’s fairly well known that agreements which “Directly or indirectly fix purchase or selling prices or any other trading conditions; limit or control production, markets, technical...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit, Food and Agriculture

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Future Regulation of State Aid in the event of No Deal Brexit

Future Regulation of State Aid in the event of No Deal Brexit

06 March 2019

The Government has published draft regulations and guidance on the future regulation of state aid in the event of a No Deal Brexit. For...

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit

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The EU-UK Draft Withdrawal Agreement, 14 November 2018

The EU-UK Draft Withdrawal Agreement, 14 November 2018

22 November 2018

A lengthy 585 page withdrawal deal was struck between EU negotiators and the UK government, on Wednesday 14 November 2018. The political hurdles before it can be agreed and implemented...

Author: Stuart Anderson
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A
Sector: Brexit

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How to “Brexit-proof” your contract

How to “Brexit-proof” your contract

04 October 2018

With Brexit looming ever larger on the horizon, it would be prudent for businesses to consider the potential impact which Brexit may have on the contracts which they are entering...

Author: Aaron Roddy
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit

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With or Without EU:  A Re-United Kingdom on IP Rights?

With or Without EU: A Re-United Kingdom on IP Rights?

19 September 2018

Since the UK’s decision to leave the EU on 26 June 2016, the intellectual property (“IP”) regime has been faced with a period of legal uncertainty. Many questions have arisen...

Author: Shannon Gawley
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit

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A new EU copyright law? One does not simply change the EU Copyright Directive!

A new EU copyright law? One does not simply change the EU Copyright Directive!

14 September 2018

EU lawmakers have voted to pass controversial copyright reform proposals that could change how internet companies treat uploaded content from users. Peter Lamont, a solicitor in the...

Author: Peter Lamont
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit

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Brexit Update: The EC Draft Withdrawal Agreement & The Mansion House Speech

Brexit Update: The EC Draft Withdrawal Agreement & The Mansion House Speech

08 March 2018

Last week we witnessed the most significant developments in the Brexit negotiations since the Phase I talks concluded in December 2017with the publication of the joint EU-UK Report. ...

Author: Stuart Anderson
Sector: Brexit

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​Brexit: Barnier Calls on Businesses to Review their “Contract Clauses”

​Brexit: Barnier Calls on Businesses to Review their “Contract Clauses”

29 November 2017

This afternoon (29 November 2017), the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier sent a clear message to “all businesses”. He said, “Whatever the outcome of the current negotiations, there will be...

Author: Stuart Anderson
Sector: Brexit

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Brexit: UK Position Papers on the Customs Union and the Irish Border

Brexit: UK Position Papers on the Customs Union and the Irish Border

21 August 2017

Last week the UK government finally released its position papers on the critical issues of the customs union and the Irish border following Brexit. The UK outlined that it would...

Author: Stuart Anderson
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit

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