Commercial—Brexit tracker
Commercial—Brexit tracker

The following Commercial practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Commercial—Brexit tracker
  • Introduction
  • Brexit—general
  • Brexit SIs—commencement
  • Key contractual and commercial guidance
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts
  • Drafting governing law and jurisdiction clauses
  • Imports and exports
  • Advertising, marketing and sponsorship
  • More...

Introduction

This Practice Note is intended to be used to track key developments and guidance specifically related to Brexit and commercial law.

Where possible we have grouped related developments together for the readers’ convenience.

Jump to:

  1. Advertising, marketing and sponsorship

  2. Agency and distribution

  3. Consumer protection

  4. Data protection

  5. E-commerce

  6. Sale and supply of goods

  7. Supply of services

  8. International trade—importing and exporting goods and services

  9. International trade—customs & excise

Brexit—general

This Practice Note does not track general Brexit developments, for which see Practice Note: Brexit timeline. To track the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative preparation for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, see Practice Note: Brexit legislation tracker.

On 31 January 2020 (Exit Day), the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continued to be subject to EU law. Transitional provisions in the UK legislation implementing the Withdrawal Agreement, namely the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (EU(WA)A 2020) amended the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) so that EU law continued to take effect in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement during that time. For further information, see Practice Note: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement.

Exit day is still key in terms of being the date the UK ceased to be an EU Member State, but in terms of the legal impact, IP completion day (11 pm on

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