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Brexit and treaties—what will happen to the EU’s international agreements when the UK leaves the EU?

Published on: 15 August 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Brexit and treaties—what will happen to the EU’s international agreements when the UK leaves the EU?
  • What is the status and impact of the UK’s preparations for Brexit as regards international treaties and arrangements in which it participates by virtue of its membership of the EU?
  • What happens in real terms if this preparation is not completed in time? For example, what will be the impact on supply chains, citizens’ rights etc?
  • How does this impact UK practitioners and what can they do to prepare?
  • What is the likelihood of legal challenges?
  • What are the priorities behind the scenes and how do you see these being actioned/progressed?
  • What else should we be keeping an eye on?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Mainstream interest in the UK’s departure from the EU, the prospect of doing so without a deal in place, has prompted considerable debate of the treaties that govern the UK’s current and future international relationships. Laura Rees-Evans, senior associate at Fietta, assesses the key treaties and contingency arrangements, both in place and in the pipeline, separating the known from the unknown quantities as she goes. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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