Latest legal and regulatory update—16th August 2019

Latest legal and regulatory update—16th August 2019

We bring you updates across Brexit, Risk and Compliance, Information Law and Employment, focusing on the commercial aspects and looking at the practical steps for you to consider.

In this issue:

  • Brexit
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Commercial
  • Information Law & TMT
  • Employment

Brexit

Lawyers and legal services

The Ministry of Justice has published revised guidance for lawyers and legal services to help stakeholders prepare for the UK leaving the EU without adeal in place. See: LNB News 09/08/2019 55.

International trade

The Department for International Trade has published aseries of high-level summaries providing information about contingency trade agreements being put in place to replicate or ‘rollover’ various trade arrangements that the UK currently participates in by virtue of EU membership. See: LNB News 08/08/2019 86.

Structuring your business

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published new guidance on the subject of how cross-border business operations and European specific corporate entities would be affected if there's ano-deal Brexit. See: LNB News 09/08/2019 25.

Consumer rights

The BEIS has published new guidance on the subject of consumer rights and business to help stakeholders prepare for the UK leaving the EU without adeal in place. See: LNB News 15/08/2019 12.

Anti-money laundering

John Binns, partner in the business crime and corporate regulatory department of BCL Solicitors LLP and member of the Corporate Crime Consulting Editorial Board, considers the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s anti-money laundering laws. See News Analysis: The UK’s anti-money laundering laws post-Brexit—will it make any difference?

Geo-blocking

The BEIS has published new guidance on geo-blocking of online content after Brexit to help stakeholders prepare for the UK leaving the EU without adeal in place. See: LNB News 12/08/2019 4.

Banking, insurance & other financial services

HM Treasury has published three guidance notes containing information about financial services such as banking and insurance for UK residents, businesses based in the UK, EEA residents, and financial services institutions. See: LNB

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Allison is a former partner of Shoosmiths, with extensive experience of legal management and practice compliance.