Brexit

Four years after the referendum vote, the UK has now left the EU. Since the referendum was held in June 2016, Brexit has been the subject of much political and legal debate. The impact of Brexit has been a significant consideration for many of our clients across a broad range of areas.

On Christmas Eve a post-Brexit deal was agreed between the UK and the EU. In brief, that deal legislates for how the UK and the EU conduct trade together from now. The deal is contained in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the “TCA”). In the case of Northern Ireland, in addition to the TCA the Northern Ireland Protocol to the Withdrawal Treaty (the “Protocol”) agreed between the UK and the EU, also has a material impact on the trade in goods to and from Northern Ireland.

At Carson McDowell, we continue to assess the impact of the TCA and the Protocol on the way our clients do business. We understand that businesses are facing new and ever evolving challenges as a result of the UK leaving the EU and that those challenges present the need for clear, practical legal advice. With more experts working across more specialist areas of practice than any other law firm in Northern Ireland, Carson McDowell is uniquely positioned to assist with the challenges that lie ahead.

To learn more about our sector specific Brexit advisory services, please contact a member of our Brexit team.

UK Government consultation seeks views on the future regime for exhaustion of intellectual property rights

UK Government consultation seeks views on the future regime for exhaustion of intellectual property rights

29 July 2021

Following Brexit, the UK now has the freedom to decide the future of its intellectual property (“IP”) framework. The decision is vitally important for the UK as it will govern...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment

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Post-Brexit changes on the horizon for UK Competition Law on Vertical Agreements

Post-Brexit changes on the horizon for UK Competition Law on Vertical Agreements

09 July 2021

The Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) published a Consultation document on 17 June setting out possible changes to competition law on vertical agreements (which are essentially agreements between players at...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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EU rejects UK re-entry to Lugano Convention

EU rejects UK re-entry to Lugano Convention

13 May 2021

In January 2020, as we braced ourselves for the unknowns of post-Brexit UK, none of us could have dreamt that a much more serious challenge lay beneath the surface. The...

Author: Shane McVeigh
Practice Area: Debt Recovery, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Should you now have an EEA Representative?

Should you now have an EEA Representative?

14 April 2021

An overlooked obligation In the run up to the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021 much of the focus from a data protection perspective was...

Author: Laura Cunningham
Practice Area: Commercial Law, General Data Protection Regulations

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Compulsory Motor Insurance in UK Post Brexit

Compulsory Motor Insurance in UK Post Brexit

11 March 2021

On 21st February this year, UK Transport Secretary Grant Schapps announced plans to stop following the 2014 Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) decision in the case of...

Author: Niall Skelton
Practice Area: Defence Insurance Litigation

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.EU Domain Names after Brexit

.EU Domain Names after Brexit

25 February 2021

The UK’s exit from the European Union has provoked a range of uncertainties, but one question that is of particular significance to many businesses in a digitalised world, is: What...

Author: Kim McConville
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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Brexit and Financial Services: deal or no deal?

Brexit and Financial Services: deal or no deal?

10 February 2021

There was a collective sigh of relief when the EU and the UK announced, on Christmas Eve, that a trade agreement had been reached between them, and The Trade and...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Brexit - Level Playing Field Provisions

Brexit - Level Playing Field Provisions

10 February 2021

The Trade and Co-operation Agreement agreed between the UK and the EU on 24 December 2020 (the “TCA”) dedicates a full Title, namely Title XI, to so-called “Level Playing Field”...

Author: Emma O'Donnell
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: What does this mean for the provision of services?

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: What does this mean for the provision of services?

28 January 2021

The services sector employees every 4 out of 5 workers across the UK. It is the world’s second largest exporter of services and the EU is the largest export...

Author: Anna Wroe
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Is this a TikTok that escapes Brexit?

Is this a TikTok that escapes Brexit?

27 January 2021

A claim has been issued against six corporate defendants said to be involved in or responsible for the operation of the social media platform TikTok and its “effective predecessor” Musical.ly....

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: General Data Protection Regulations, Media and Entertainment

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The EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the Northern Ireland Protocol: the new landscape for the movement of goods for NI traders

The EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the Northern Ireland Protocol: the new landscape for the movement of goods for NI traders

21 January 2021

You will have seen in the news over the last two weeks that the effects of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) and the NI Protocol (“Protocol”) in particular, are...

Author: Owen Fearon
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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​Impact of Brexit on Trademarks

​Impact of Brexit on Trademarks

21 January 2021

Businesses obtain registered trademarks in order to protect their brand and prevent other entities from using similar marks and trading off the goodwill generated by that brand. In the current...

Author: Aaron Roddy
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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​Purchasing goods from Great Britain – Considerations for your commercial contracts

​Purchasing goods from Great Britain – Considerations for your commercial contracts

21 January 2021

New rules for trading between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland took effect on 1 January 2021 by virtue of the Northern Ireland Protocol.Whilst businesses will, for...

Author: Karla Dooey
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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The Future Relationship between UK/EU: The Agreement

The Future Relationship between UK/EU: The Agreement

15 January 2021

On Christmas Eve a post-Brexit deal was agreed between the UK and the EU. In brief, that deal legislates for how the UK and the EU conduct trade together from...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Brexit: Making Sense of the New Arrangements

Brexit: Making Sense of the New Arrangements

14 January 2021

The conclusion of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the UK before Christmas may have avoided a damaging “no-deal” end to the Brexit transition period, but the...

Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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 What does the Trade and Cooperation Agreement say about EU to UK personal data transfers?

What does the Trade and Cooperation Agreement say about EU to UK personal data transfers?

04 January 2021

No doubt you noticed that during the holidays the UK and the EU concluded a Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 24 December 2020. The Agreement provides a framework under which...

Author: Dawn McKnight
Practice Area: Commercial Law, General Data Protection Regulations

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Brexit: Agreement ‘in principle’ on the Northern Ireland Protocol

Brexit: Agreement ‘in principle’ on the Northern Ireland Protocol

18 December 2020

The Northern Ireland Protocol, agreed as part of the Withdrawal Treaty, seeks to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, protect the EU single market and maintain Northern...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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What does 1st January 2021 mean for regulated procurement?

What does 1st January 2021 mean for regulated procurement?

11 December 2020

With the end of the transition period in sight, the impact for procurement is yet another area that all contracting authorities, utilities and businesses engaged in regulated tendering need to...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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Brexit: Food and drink labelling changes for Northern Ireland

Brexit: Food and drink labelling changes for Northern Ireland

18 November 2020

The UK Government recently published guidance confirming the requirements for labelling and packaging of food and drink in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. Providing some much...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Brexit Update: Money Pledged for Northern Ireland

Brexit Update: Money Pledged for Northern Ireland

14 August 2020

Whilst much of 2020 has been overtaken by the coronavirus pandemic, looming in the background is the ongoing matter of Brexit. In the last week there have been various announcements...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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