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Northern Ireland forgotten in the new immigration system

Northern Ireland forgotten in the new immigration system

25 February 2020

Some thought it would never happen but, on ‘Exit Day’ (31 January 2020), the UK officially left the European Union. With that departure, we prepare to welcome a new points...

Author: Leona Rankin
Practice Area: Employment Law
Sector: Brexit

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The EU Copyright Directive and publishers content

The EU Copyright Directive and publishers content

14 February 2020

The UK’s exit from the EU is now well under way with the implementation period set to end at 11pm on 31st December 2021. However, there are still many questions...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Media and Defamation
Sector: Brexit

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The Devil wears Brexit

The Devil wears Brexit

18 October 2019

With the UK facing the prospect of leaving the European Union on 31st October in the absence of a deal or an extension, the fashion world is preparing itself for...

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

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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...

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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