On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) cast its historic vote to leave the European Union (EU), setting into motion the end of its 43-year membership. The UK formally notified its intention to withdraw from the EU on 29 March 2017, starting a two-year negotiation on the terms of withdrawal and future cooperation.
During this period of uncertainty, Arnold & Porter will monitor the latest Brexit developments as they unfold. The goal—to provide you with our best assessments on the likely legal consequences across a range of sectors, when relevant. If you have any specific questions relating to Brexit's impact on your business or industry, please contact our attorneys, as listed below.
28 February 2017: Clauses for Brexit Webinar
- Summary: An hour-long webinar aimed at in-house lawyers, senior executives or managers, and procurement teams who deal with negotiating contracts that will likely be in place beyond Brexit. This webinar is available for viewing by registered participants only—enter the password provided at the time of registration to view. (Due to popular demand, a replay of this webinar took place on 10 May 2017, where Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer attorneys were available to take live questions. Participants of this session may use the password provided at the time of registration to view the webinar.)
6 October 2016: Contract and Dispute Resolution Health-Check with Brexit Perspective
- Summary: A roundtable discussion focusing on key clauses in commercial contracts; speakers also provide an update on common issues that arise, concentrating on where Brexit may cause areas for concern and offering practical solutions.
- Summary: A roundtable—geared toward in-house lawyers, HR professionals, and senior managers—examining key issues related to outsourcing and off-shoring now that the UK has voted to leave the EU.
Corporate Agreements and Commercial Contracts