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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 13 November 2020.
This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, jointly agreed to resume future UK-EU relationship negotiations during a conference call to discuss the state of play on 7 November 2020. With just over 50 days until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 (IP completion day), the UK and EU leaders signalled their intention to ‘redouble efforts’ towards breaking the impasse over level playing field and fisheries. Talks continued in London on 9 November 2020, while UK and EU leaders remain in ‘personal contact’. Ahead of the resumption of talks, EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, highlighted the three keys to unlocking a deal in the closing stages of the transition period—made contingent on ‘respect of EU autonomy and UK sovereignty’.
See: LNB News 09/11/2020 98.
The Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters and Amendments to the Convention of 2011/2014/2016 (Lugano Convention 2007) has been laid before Parliament. The UK’s application to accede to the Lugano Convention 2007, which deals with jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, is still pending. The treaty has been laid before Parliament pending the outcome of the application in order to speed up the implementation process so that the Convention may re-enter into force in the UK ‘as soon as possible’ after the Brexit transition period.
See: LNB News 12/11/2020 110.
The Government’s Actuary Department has developed an ‘expected returns’ model which will help HM Treasury (HMT)
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