Brexit highlights—13 November 2020

Brexit highlights—13 November 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 13 November 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—future UK-EU relationship talks resume to ‘redouble efforts’ towards a deal

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.

Brexit Bulletin—Lugano Convention presented to Parliament pending outcome of UK application to accede

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.

Brexit Bulletin—model to support implementation of EU financial settlement developed

The Government’s Actuary Department has developed an ‘expected returns’ model which will help HM Treasury (HMT)

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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.