The United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU Single Market and the EU Customs Union. The transitional rules expired at the end of 31 December 2020.
However, after intensive negotiations, the Partnership Agreement negotiated between the EU and the UK entered into force (provisionally) on 1 January 2021. This puts the relationship between the EU and the UK on a new basis and in particular provides for a new trade agreement – the UK-EU-Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
This new situation raises many legal questions and may currently also lead to uncertainties. Therefore, we have summarised the main impacts of the UK-EU-Trade and Cooperation Agreement on different business areas in our publication “Brexit – A selection of legal questions for the practice”. Given the scope of the agreement and its broad coverage, we have focused our analysis on those aspects that we believe will have the greatest impact on businesses in the EU and the UK.
These include the following topics:
- The consequences of Brexit for limited companies based in Germany
- What the deal means for mobility
- European Works Council after Brexit
- Industrial products
- Be well prepared in times of Brexit – Checklist for UK customs and UK import VAT
- Enforcement and recognition of judicial and insolvency proceedings post-Brexit
- Financial Services post-Brexit
- Antitrust law and merger control
- Effects of Brexit on gambling providers operating in Germany
- Impact of Brexit on broadcasters licensed in the UK
- Data protection
- What does Brexit mean for the applicable law for IP infringements (Rome II Regulation)?
- What does Brexit mean for commercial law?
- What impact will Brexit have on EU trademarks?
- European Domains after Brexit
- What does Brexit mean for patents and supplementary protection certificates?