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

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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