- Brexit and consumer protection—a dual regulatory structure?
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- What are the potential implications of Brexit for suppliers’ consumer terms under the withdrawal agreement scenario and no deal scenario for consumer arrangements which exclusively relate to the UK, and for those which have an EU aspect?
- Given the uncertainties surrounding the withdrawal agreement scenario and future trade arrangements, how are practitioners (acting on behalf of suppliers) adapting their approach to the drafting of consumer arrangements which exclusively relate to the UK, and to those which have an EU aspect?
- Are there any related issues which practitioners advising on consumer arrangements should consider?
Commercial analysis: Following the UK’s scheduled exit from the EU on 29 March 2019, the EU–UK legal and commercial relationship may be subject to a withdrawal agreement between the EU and UK (withdrawal agreement scenario) or, if negotiations fail, without such an arrangement (no deal scenario). John Davidson-Kelly, partner at Osborne Clarke, and Ashley Morgan, senior knowledge lawyer, assess the implications for commercial practitioners advising on consumer arrangements from the perspective of suppliers’ consumer terms.
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