Brexit: The Way Forward

After three and a half years of negotiations and uncertainty, the United Kingdom left the European Union at 11 p.m. on 31 January 2020. But when will Brexit actually be done? The scale of the task ahead for the UK and EU is significant and three key questions remain: (i) will the ‘standstill’ transition period be extended beyond December 2020; (ii) what kind of trade deal can be negotiated with the EU in the limited time available; and (iii) how real is the threat of a further ‘no deal’ cliff edge at the end of December?

These (linked) issues are addressed in full here.


Mayer Brown partners David Harrison and Paulette Vander Schueren highlight areas of interest in this Legal Update.

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