Commercial—Brexit tracker
Commercial—Brexit tracker

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

  • Commercial—Brexit tracker
  • Introduction
  • Brexit—general
  • Key contractual and commercial guidance
  • Advertising, marketing and sponsorship
  • Agency and distribution
  • Consumer protection
  • Data protection
  • E-commerce
  • Sale and supply of goods
  • more

Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources and Brexit toolkit.


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


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, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. Transitional provisions in the UK legislation implementing the Withdrawal Agreement, namely the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act