What does IP completion day mean for the supply of services?
What does IP completion day mean for the supply of services?

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

  • What does IP completion day mean for the supply of services?
  • How does Brexit impact the supply of services?
  • Contracts for the supply of services
  • Cross-border trade in services
  • Access to EEA workers
  • Taxation of services
  • Data protection and services
  • Intellectual property
  • Competition law
  • What are the key items of retained EU law? Are they subject to amendment from IP completion day? Is anything revoked?
  • More...

What does IP completion day mean for the supply of services?

How does Brexit impact the supply of services?

Brexit affects the supply of services to the extent that any such supply is cross-border between the UK and the EU, as there are new arrangements for trade between the UK and the EU from 1 January 2021. Consideration should be given to contracts for the supply of services particularly to the extent that such contracts concern intellectual property, data protection and competition law implications, the implications for access to EEA workers and changes in the VAT regime.

There will also be different considerations dependent upon sector.

Contracts for the supply of services

The law governing the supply of services in business to business transactions is UK derived, as such a contract for the domestic supply of services (ie services traded between two UK based entities) is largely unaffected by Brexit.

To the extent that any contracts for the supply or procurement of services have an EU dimension however, they should be reviewed to check that they remain suitable for use post-IP completion day both in terms of the commercial arrangements that they reflect and the contract wording itself. Revisit fulfilment obligations in customer contracts and ensure that resources are available and service levels can be maintained.

Consider whether any specific contracts or general standard terms need to be varied or

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