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The UK-EU Brexit trade agreement: a good deal for business?

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the UK and the EU agreed just before Christmas was hailed by the Prime Minister as a deal which offers significant new freedoms for the UK (as compared with EU membership), whilst at the same time providing certainty and substantial economic benefits for business. But how far do those claims match what the agreement actually says? 

UK and EU reach Brexit trade deal – good news, but still expect some disruption in 2021

The announcement that the UK and EU have (at long last) reached agreement on the trade aspects of their future relationship is obviously very welcome news for business. In particular, it avoids the prospect of an acrimonious break with the UK's biggest trading partners and will mitigate some (but by no means all) of the adverse trade impacts of the UK leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union.

Brexit: UK and EU competition law from 2021

This briefing was updated in February 2021.

What difference does the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 make to UK and EU competition law? And how likely is it that the UK will increasingly diverge from the EU in its approach to competition law?

Post-Brexit plans for UK financial services and fintech: overly ambitious or a phoenix from the ashes?

It has been just over a week since Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a statement to Parliament setting out the Government's approach to financial services following the UK's imminent departure from the EU on 31 December; a statement that has since sparked much debate, intrigue and (cautious) excitement in the fintech, market infrastructure and payments space. 

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