Brexit highlights—28 February 2020

Brexit highlights—28 February 2020

These Brexit highlights bring you a summary of the latest Brexit news and legislation updates from across a range of LexisNexis® practice areas, collated on 28 February 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources (February 2020)

We have published an update to our Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources. The latest edition includes with further Brexit Q&As answering your recent questions on the latest Brexit developments. Subjects covered in this edition include Brexit SIs which are no longer in force and key milestones in the implementation period and future relationship negotiations.

See: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Brexit Bulletin—UK priorities for its future relationship with the EU

On 27 February 2020, the UK government published a position paper outlining its priorities and approach for negotiations on its future relationship with the EU. The UK is looking to finalise a Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with zero tariffs and quotas on goods, based on existing EU models such as Canada, Japan and South Korea. This would be supplemented by a range of other international agreements eg on fisheries, nuclear cooperation, law enforcement and judicial cooperation. This would be supported by various technical and other processes for instance on data protection adequacy, financial services equivalence and civil judicial cooperation. Central to the UK position is the rejection of the EU’s proposals on level playing field, centralised governance and enforced dynamic alignment with EU rules, regulations and institutions, including the Court of Justice. With talks due to start from 2 March 2020, Richard Eccles, Partner at Bird & Bird, and Professor Adam Cygan of the University of Leicester consider some of the potential flashpoints ahead.

See: LNB News 27/02/2020 80.

Brexit Bulletin—EU27 approve negotiating mandate for future relationship

On 25 February 2020, the Council of the EU convened to review the European Commission’s recommendation to open talks with the UK on the future EU-UK relationship. The Council adopted a decision authorising the

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Holly joined LexisNexis in July 2014 and works primarily on the PSL Public Law module. Holly read law at university and qualified as a solicitor in private practice. Before starting her legal career, she gained experience working in local government and spent a year studying politics. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Holly worked in the Global Technology and Sourcing team at BP, supporting a variety of global procurement and compliance projects. Upon joining LexisPSL, she worked in the Commercial and LexisAsk teams before assisting with the development and launch of the PSL Public Law module. Holly looks after a number of core public law subject areas, including Brexit.